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 say. The Ep got really good response from the audience and even though I tend to be overly critical of my own work, I’m still very happy and proud of what we accomplished.

…But I’ve had nothing to say, nothing to write, nothing to sing about.

I found nothing to grab a hold of and that frustrated me for a while. That however got me thinking of new beginnings and starting anew, from nothing. How there really needs to be absolutely nothing to give room for something. ‘Cause if there already is something existing, that something will inevitably have an effect on and even form what’s taking shape and in the becoming.

So I start anew. In music that nothing is of course silence and in photography nothing is darkness.

…And so I wonder, if silence could be drawn on paper what would it look like? If darkness could be heard what would it sound like?

 

-J