Belastningsskader – musikerens svøpe

Belastningsskader til besvær Undersøkelser som bl.a. er gjort ved Norges Musikkhøgskole i Oslo viser at til tider så mye som 40% av elevene sliter med belastningsskader mens andelen blant profesjonelle er enda høyere. Smak på det tallet en gang til: 40%... 40% som  opplever alt fra mildt, moderat ubehag i etterkant av øving og spilling til … Continue reading Belastningsskader – musikerens svøpe

Timani – kroppslytting som en tilnærming til spilling

Under kategoriene Timani og Body listening vil jeg i tiden fremover poste litt om et system jeg utdanner meg innenfor. Timani handler om å etablere en bevisst fysisk og nevrologisk kontakt med kropp og spilleapparat. I Timani er fokuset vårt, som i lytting, rettet både utover og innover. Å skrive om dette i en blogg som … Continue reading Timani – kroppslytting som en tilnærming til spilling

Beauty is in the eyes (and ears) of the beholder

Look closely Have you ever had the time lately to really look at something or someone? Not the quick glance or the romantic eye-gazing but looking as an act of true curiosity and wonder. As children we often indulged in this activity, becoming completely absorbed by the wings of a shiny, black beetle trudging slowly … Continue reading Beauty is in the eyes (and ears) of the beholder

Having  just returned from the annual Trondheim chamber music festival KAMFEST I had some thoughts in my head, spurred by the many musical experiences there. KAMFEST has always been one of my favourite festivals in Norway as it always seems to somehow be able to think outside of the Box when it comes to chamber music and … Continue reading The inner and outer experiences of music

The inner and outer experiences of music

Accoustic overload – the soundscape of our time

The word "Soundscape" is a term coined by the composer and writer R. Murray Schafer which means our ever-present sonic environment. Through history this soundscape has continued to increase in complexity as the world of the post-industrial revolution continues to evolve. As our awareness concerning the dangers of toxic waste and environmental pollution grows, there … Continue reading Accoustic overload – the soundscape of our time