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tricky kid

2008.11.20 | helsinki, music, photo | no coments »

tricky

tricky

live at nosturi in helsinki on 19th of november 2008. more pictures here.

visualising

2008.09.16 | movies, music, randomness | no coments »

months ago i saw the few moments from a movie – a camera slowly floating above a landscape as two silhouettes stood side by side beside the outline of a tree. it was one of those moments where you just stopped in your tracks and stared. it was from the movie “heaven” by tom tykwer.

a lot of the movie has soundtrack by the estonian composer arvo pärt – some of his music ive been listening to regularily over the last 7 years or so. the power of the visual element of “heaven” was that now after just one viewing of the movie i immediately start to think of what is playing in the movie as i listen to the music.

above you i float

on the same idea, even now eight years later i still imagine myself in a train in norway or sweden when i listen to the ný batterí ep.

9.2

2008.09.04 | music, new york city, sigur rós | no coments »

9years and 2days since the 2nd of the 9th ’99.

unravel

2008.04.30 | music, randomness | 2 comments »

gigs coming up:
may: the national, broken social scene
june: mgmt, håkan hellström
july: björk
august: sigur rós (somewhere in europe)

listening to “unravel” by björk lots at the moment. i bought the album years ago (i think its currently at home in ireland in a press), i recently rediscovered the album and found myself obsessed by the music of unravel. its just astounding and hypnotic.

currently planning summer.

update:
may: ulrich schnauss
june: bonnie prince billy

a baby

2007.03.17 | music, randomness, sigur rós, travel | no coments »

in 2000 i inter-railed. i met an austrian girl in stockholms main train station as i was finishing up my few weeks. i told her about sigur rós and we swapped email addresses. a while later when sigur rós played in vienna the concert was recorded by austrian radio and broadcast. she taped it off the radio and sent the tape to me. as an introduction to the concert there was a simple piece of music played over the pa system. it was “für alina” by the estonian composer arvo pärt.

at one stage in this piece there was a noise by an audience member – i listened to it many many times trying to see if it was what i thought it was – a baby crying. so here i am now almost seven years later listening to the same song (this time a proper version) and i miss that little baby, keep expecting it to interrupt the delicate silence between the notes of the piano.