Since I was a child I have been occupied with making music. It has always been my best friend and from time to time my savior.
Working so close with this medium and doing it every day is crucial to my life. Experiencing the strength of music and the impact it has on other peoples lives – whether it is in a therapeutic or more ”every day sense” – lifts my soul.
Musicking together in one or the other way or another; singing with the elderly or with a groups of kids, improvising for the fun of it together, listening together, jamming broken heart breaking up songs together, listening to music in the car together, performing on stage being alone but together with the audience, being at a concert, makes me realize that MUSIC is the only medium I know of that can join people together creating a sense of non-verbalised connectedness and mutual understanding. The only medium I know of that can frame, depict and deepen a situation and reach paths and beyond where no words will ever go.
At 18 I was accepted at the music therapy program at the University of Aalborg and what I already knew about the power of music was put into techniques and deeper understanding of the dynamics of the the field.
These elements, I realize more and more, are deeply present in what ever musical activity I engage in. I always seem to pay a lot attention to how the music can create a joint moment – connections between people, ways into people, connections that makes us share or somehow communicate the premises of our existence; connections that makes us open our eyes for new stories being told without words.
Somehow I think that music is all about (re)connecting with our selves and through that to the world around us.