NK Bokhandel Söndag den 19 okt 14.00!

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Afternoon tea på NK Bokhandel med tema spännande kvinnor. Lyssna till Lisbeth Larsson som berättar om Promenader i Virginia Woolfs London, Merete Mazzarella om Själens nattsida: om Mary Shelley och hennes Frankenstein och Ulf Olsson om Berättelsen om Gertrud “Calle” Wallenberg: Mannerheims sista kärlek. Sofie Livebrant har gjort fantastiska tonsättningar av dikter av bl.a. Emily Dickinson och Karin Boye. På söndag sjunger och berättar hon mer. Ingen entre!

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STOCKHOLM GIGS!

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ALLHELGONAKYRKAN October 12, 18.00! A mass in the lovely wooden church at “Söder”! I’m going to play newborn songs about death and about being on the “highlands” in Scotland.

NK – Bokhandel October 19, 14.00! Theme: writing about inspiring women! I’m going to play Karin Boye and Emily Dickinson.

 

 

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Lighthouse dreams!

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Planning for the the Real Lighthouse Stories Concert Tour 2015! What gives me so much energy right now is that I am not alone in this crazy project anymore, playing music at lighthouses! People have started to walk along and they seems to enjoy the path. Exept for private support, friends, the lovely “making of the record”- music group, filmmaker Peter Wirén etc. I now have friends in Svenska Fyrföreningen, The Association of Lighthousekeepers in UK, Norweigan Kystreise och Denmarks Fyrhistorisk Museum and they will act as guiding mentors which will add an “assurance of quality” to it and a “no-stop-abundance of knowledge”! An extra thanks to Esbjorn Hillberg! And of course I would like to send a loving thought to Jeanette Winterson, who started all this in me with her words! I do hope she enjoys the ride she has put all of us in! Do you want to join? Come on in!

 

 

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Lighthouse Stories Magic!

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Cape Wrath Lighthouse – captured by Peter Wiren

Now the first testing- edition of Lighthouse Stories Tour has been put to sea! Thank you all involved in this project, Hilda, Hal, Nikolaj, Lisa, Torbjorn, Anette, Olle and more…filmmaker Peter Wiren, friends, concert audiences, arrangers in Scotland, Sweden and Norway! An extra heartful thanks I would like to send to Mr John Kay, and his 4 rescue dogs, from Cape Wrath Lighthouse. If you wouldn’t have said “yes” after a thought of 30 seconds, this inspirational trip wouldn’t be possible to do. This has really done my life more wonderful! Thanks!

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LITTLE LIGHTHOUSE STORIES TOUR 2014

EP RELEASE LIGHTHOUSE STORIES IN AUGUST 5th! LYRICS FROM JEANETTE WINTERSONS BOOK “LIGHTHOUSEKEEPING” , MUSICIANS – HAL PARFITT-MURRAY, NIKOLAJ BUSK/LISA ERIKSSON.

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5 Cape Wrath Lighthouse/Scotland

6 Isle of Skye/Scotland

9 Stockholm Folkfestival/Sweden

10 Stockholm Folkfestival/Karin Boye/Sweden

15 Panorama Hotel/Marstein Lighthouse/Norway

16 Masfjord Boathouse/Norway

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July 24th Preparing and drilling

During the hottest day of summer, I prepare Lighthouse Stories to be put into the sea. The EP record will arrive any day to Stockholm. The music tour starts August 2nd and the first concert will be in Scotland at Cape Wrath Lighthouse 5th. Lots of work to do until then.

Jeanette Winterson says about her book:

‘Lighthousekeeping is as sea story, a love story, a loss story, a lost story, a life story, a bedtime story and my story.’

She always seems to know what to say, she always have an amazing quick answer, which is turning what we know upside down and you feel inspired and thrilled. She loves to retell known stories and turn them around to view some new angle.

For me the work is more like a wandering around with a bunch of questions: What is Lighthouse Stories, why I’m doing this, what do I want to tell and why would this be important for others to hear? I get no clear answer, only a need is urging, a longing to continue on this path. The stories have enfolded me and I just have to continue to drill….

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I’ve read Lighthousekeeping over and over again, I have recited parts of the book during concerts over the years and I love the fantasy and all the stories. Especially I have empathy for the brave little ten year old child Silver, who have to survive, even though there are not much of support for her. My daughter is about the same age. But Silver is not totally alone, which gives me hope. She is going through hard and overwhelming times, but there some supporters: the tense Ms Pinch (orphan too?) and the blind lighthouse keeper Mr Pew (orphan too?) and his stories, which helps her to put her life in a wider perspective when she feels alone, abandoned or feel shame for her background, a child born outside marriage. Pew encourages her to tell her life as a story, which would help when it gets too tough.

I believe that storytelling is a way of navigating our lives. Fact are partial. Fiction is a more complete truth.  If we read ourselves as narrative, we can change the story that we are. If we read ourselves as literal and fixed, we find we can change nothing.’ (JW)

It’s a quiet support system that JW is painting up. An encouraging shout: Come on! Go on! Live! Be a loving human whatever happened to you! Whoever you think you are!

Don’t regret your life, child. It will pass soon enough.’ as Pew  says to Silver.

I love that time and space is merged in the book. Everything is happening at the same time, and not. The boundaries of fact loosens its power while reading. In that kind of world I can rest and enjoy. And probably I find and see, through this net of stories, myself.

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