Sunday, December 31, 2017

Loving Vincent

Starry Night (1889)



This blog is surely a very slow and rarely updated place, a dweller of words not frequently expressed.

I recently saw the feature film Loving Vincent on a local theatre. It is a captivating story, told from several points of views, about the man Vincent Van Gogh. He became knows as a pioneer of impressionism after his life ended, but who during his lifetime did not get to experience some of the acclaim and sucess that his corpus now renders.

Loving Vincent is a piece of european cinema which I believe shows some of the best aspects of our cultural traditions. This polish-english collaboration enlisted numerous painters to render its unique visual storytelling. They painted 65 000 frames of oil paintings!

What better way to end 2017 extending a piece of art which I believe has the power to make us better men and women.

Sola Gratia my dear friends

Thursday, March 09, 2017

A Play on the Idea of Ambient


Roel Funcken - Isotope Cobalt (Part 4)

A mix released by the ever so lovely leftfield independent resource on electronic, experimental and instrumental music, Headphone Commute.

Friday, July 08, 2016

All wärld besinna

"The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between."
- W.A Mozart

From James Blake, to Peter Broderick and ambient-artists such as Antonymes och Blamstrain, my latest mix is a short story about music, which takes off where I left in previous mixes such as Midvintersol and Kom nu, Vind! (both released in 2015).

My aim was to create a thoughtful collage, honest and simple. I hope you enjoy it.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A Statuette from Uruk

Uruk joined a number of other important cities in the dawn of human civilisation, situated by the river of Eufrat in what today is known as Iraq. It gave its name to an epoch.

This statuette is a remarcable example of the art which is perserved in Musée du Louvre, most likely dating circa 3300 year B.C, from the late Uruk period.

I believe we can shift our outlook on these figures, from being immobile and mute objects, perhaps forgotten, and instead in them see the potential of art, through which we may stumble into an appreciation of time which is neither automatic, 'dead', nor exclusively seen as a series of now-points (Aristotole).

What do you experience, 'think', looking at this figurine? Can you peel away at the intricate layers of boredom, familiarity, and look at her from a perspective of awe?

Sunday, May 03, 2015

The Chopin Project

Alice Sara Ott and Olafur Arnalds has created an original interpretation of the polish romantic Composer Frédéric François Chopin, who seem to have a pull on every sucessive generation since his own.

There was even a rather succesful video game released a few years ago centered around Chopins music; Eternal Sonata.


I am writing a review of The Chopin Project in swedish for Tidningen Kulturen, but any who stumble across this blog would be advised to look it up, either on ITunes, Amazon or Spotify.

The music is vibrant and a lovely homage to Chopins world, and is not a strict performance of the compositions, but rather a dialouge between Arnalds, Ott and Chopin.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Kom nu, vind!


 

Come now, wind! is a poetry inspired mix of some of my favorite music, a follow up to bordering between neo-classical, ambient, hints of jazz and sound experiments, all while focusing on labels such as Serein and Erased tapes. 

The title is a reference to words by german poet Johann Christian Friedrich Hölderlin, associated with the artistic movement of romanticism. In a book by Aris Fioretos, Kom nu, eld! he translates and interprets Hölderlin in swedish. 

This is a dialouge between the world and music, which is related to poetry and all reference the nine daughters born of Mnemosyne and Zeus, the Μουσα, godesses of dance, music and a source of insperation to poets. 

Tracklist:
1.Something has changed by Peter Broderick 
2.Such owls as you by Brambles 
3.Absolutely heavenly by Diazo and Retoriation 
4.The sea & electricity by Imprints 
5.Slate by Wil Bolton 
6.In the androgynous dark by Brambles 
7.Wolf v359 by the The colossal Ithaca trio 
8.Four hands by Nils Frahm 
9.Proun by Strië

Friday, April 03, 2015

Carpe Naturam


Carpe naturam, photo taken with my Samsung NX300 with 30mm glass - completed using Lightroom.