The Silence and the Darkness

“In order for the light to shine so brightly, darkness must be present” -Francis Bacon It has been almost a year since the release of the Svartna Ep and I’ve been feeling so empty. Not in a bad or sad way, nor in a desperate or uncomfortable way. But I’ve just had nothing whatsoever to […]

Rumour has it..

“He that has eyes to see and ears to hear, may convince himself that no mortal can keep a secret.” -Sigmund Freud- … that there is a tasty bit of a treat to be found. Why don’t you check it out for yourself? Enjoy ! -J

The Love of Music

“Without music, life would be a mistake.” -Friedrich Nietzsche- In the last post I talked about facing your fears and challenging yourself to go outside your comfort zone, after all outside the feel-good-zone is where the magic happens. The studio has never been outside my comfort zone. Sure, I’ve been a shy rookie, silent and […]

WHY?

“Remember, one shitty life! ” Nadi Hammouda On a lecture yesterday, we talked about the self and ones own impact on learning and on the learning process. On the train ride home I started to think about how I motivate my students and get them to want to learn new things. Too many times I’ve […]

A King Worthy a Crown

“My crown is called content, a crown that seldom kings enjoy” -William Shakespeare- In my life, as probably you in yours too, I’ve seen kings in many different places. Kings who think they rule over their own lands, kings that actually rule over their lands, kings searching for their queens, kings that prefer the maids, […]

Svartna

“Stars, hide your fires; Let not light see my black and deep desires.” -William Shakespeare- Me writing music, I’m still trying to get used to the idea. I’ve never before seen myself as a musician. Singer maybe yes, but not a musician. In my opinion a musician needs to be emotionally available and open, willing […]

The Beginning and the End

“Every act of creation is first an act of destruction.” -Pablo Picasso- While the year 2013 in many ways was a year of more or less total destruction for me, it was also the year of great new creation. The creational part had actually started as early as 2011, but as with most processes in […]