Crises abound in the world at the moment, resulting in divisions and stresses affecting our collective state of mind. I wrote ‘Freedom Is a State of Mind’ with Justine Hansen in Cape Town. It has a crosscutting theme of space. Both inner space and physical space in the form of a sanctuary or safe haven,… Read more »
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I’m delighted that to finally be able to share “Where the Water Was” written with Casper Ace in Cape Town. Connecting the mindset behind the inequities of the past to social and environmental transgressions in the present, our song calls for an awakening of care and connection. We as songwriters feel that if we can… Read more »
I’ve been looking so much forward to sharing “End of the World.” The track is dedicated to Greta Thunberg, Autumn Peltier and other youths and children that fight a grown-up’s climate battle. It deals with the structural violence committed against people and planet by Big Oil over the past many decades. And it dwells on… Read more »
This summer I revisited older songs written for my daughters Ida and Minna and wrote “follow-up” songs to reflect the current moment. Today a follow-up song also beckoned to be voiced for Ella, the most recently born of the three precious daughters I am proud to call mine. ”Child of October” takes its title from… Read more »
I recently had the chance to see Springsteen live with the E Street Band and the E Street Horns. I felt like giving something back and wrote a little thank you note in the form of a song.
As mentioned in a previous post, confessional songwriting has a way of chronicling lived experience. Over time it becomes possible to revisit older songs, the sentiments and intentions behind them, and sometimes songs written for others in the past can do with new “commentary” in the present.
Confessional songwriting often chronicles lived experience. This allows one to revisit sentiments and perhaps go back to certain stories. It also allows for intertextual references. You will find both in this song.
On Wednesday June 14 2023 I successfully defended my doctoral thesis “Songs in the Key of Collaboration: Engaging with Anthropocene moments through personal and collaborative songwriting,” at Aarhus University. The outpouring of love and support in relation to this moment was deeply touching, and I felt – and feel – blessed to have the support…. Read more »
This is a presentation and song performance of “Dream of the Anthropocene,” a song that came to me during the first pandemic year (Dansk version længere nede) It was sparked by a personal story involving my child and health system care challenges during lockdown. The song develops from there to ask questions more broadly, and… Read more »
Debat om klimakrise og lokale og internationale vinkler med Frank Erichsen (”Bonderøven”) ved Climate Justice Days arrangeret af Mellemfolkeligt Samvirke (Scroll down for version in English) Jeg var inviteret til at tale ved Climate Justice Days om mit projekt med at skrive sange med folk ud fra deres oplevelser af at leve med store systemiske… Read more »