Last night we played at the 350 years old gun tower at Christiansø. It was quite a spectacular evening with guest performances by Anna Richter and Nicolai Olsen.
This was a very special event, for several reasons. First of all, it was the most ambitious concert I have held. The old tower is a very unique room, and cannot be compared to anything else I have played in. The centuries old boulder walls, the massive wooden floor, the slanted glass roof, not to mention that the room is shaped like a donut interrupted only by a lighthouse.
In addition, it is the first time that the tower has housed a show of this caliber. There are several concerts in the tower throughout the year, but these are often with classical repertoire and without amplification. We changed that yesterday.
Another thing that happened for the first time was that I played a home concert. Usually I play far away from where I live and drive off after the concert and therefore don't meet any audience members in the bakery the next morning. But I live only about 150 meters away from the tower, so the crowd was full of friends and neighbors. I have to admit that I found it a little unnerving.
The sound was beautifully engineered by Jens Søbæk.
Thank you to everybody who came!
Next stop Berlin!
Nicolai playing Chapman Stick during 'Flux'
Anna dancing during 'Ouverture'