Proudly we present the upcoming album “Secrets” – Inner and Outer Borders Under Nations. About Dreams, secrets, and borders. (Release October 2017 at Playground Music) Lyrics and music of Sofie Livebrant! Lovely guest performances by Virginia Woolf, Emily Dickinson, Simone Weil, Roberto Garcia-Saez, Robert-Louis Stevenson, Christopher Lonergan & Lisa Långbacka, Johan Lindström, Hal Parfitt-Murray, Dan Berglund, Victor Skokic, Konrad Agnas, Sou-Sou och Maher Sissoko, Anton Sundell mfl….
12/3 Stadsbiblioteket Mariehamn, Åland17/3
17/3 “Gimle” Roskilde Denmark kl 19.30
18/3 “Klaverfabrikken” Hillerød Denmark kl 19.30
19/3 “Hårbøllehuset” Hårbølle Denmark kl 15.00
30/5 Cercle Suedois, Paris, France 18.00
31/5 Maison des Etudiants Suédois, Paris, France
1/6 Gästspel Svenska Konstföreningen, Paris, France
Dokumentären Lighthouse Stories sändes den 17 sept 20.05 och finns på SVTPlay till 18 oktober! Sofie Livebrant har med musiker rest runt Nordsjön för att spela på fyrar och göra intervjuer med fyrvaktare och människorna runt fyrarna. Projektet är inspirerat och byggt på romanen Lighthousekeeping av Jeanette Winterson (2004) och handlar om en föräldralösflicka, Silver, som växer upp i fyren Cape Wrath i Nordvästra Skottland. Filmaren Peter Wirén har gjort en musikvideo på Breathe in Breathe out, som spelades in inne i verkstan på fyren Cape Wrath. Musiken finns på Itunes och på Spotify!
Proudly announcing that the album Lighthouse Stories Won the prize for “Best Release of the Year” at The Folk and World Music gala in Sweden 2016! Here is the Lighthouse Stories Short Trailer for the documentary. The full movie can be seen in August on Swedish Television!
A movie has been made out of Lee Craigie’s trip to Cape Wrath 2015! Together with music from the album “Lighthouse Stories” and fragments from Jeanette Winterson’s novel Lighthousekeeping. I feel stunned! Click here for a teaser!
“Perhaps I should have given up and accepted that it [Cape Wrath] just wasn’t meant to be but then this happened. I was at a road race in an out of the way north eastern coastal town shortly after yet another failed attempt to visit the Cape when a guy came up to me and told me there was a gig about to start in a nearby lighthouse. I ambled along after the race and became engulfed in a friendly fold of woollen jumpers and wellington boots while the wind and rain did their thing outside. On a small, makeshift stage there sat singing a Swedish angel. Sofie Livebrant had written her entire album “Lighthouse Stories” using prose taken from a book set at Cape Wrath. In the days that followed, I listened to Sofie’s music and read the book that inspired her album (“Lighthouse Keeping” by Jeannette Winterson). Both touched me deeply and a theme emerged that sent me reeling. It was that of attempting to balance two powerful aspects of my personality, the need for freedom and the need for belonging. I was heading back to Cape Wrath”
We’re proudly announcing that the “Lighthouse Stories” album is nominated to the Manifest Prize, category VISA (Folk Tune). Together with lots of other lovely artists and the Manifest Gala will be FEB 5 2016 at NALEN in Stockholm! Thanks to all involved! Also we’re looking forward to see the Music – documentary broadcasted during 2016 on Swedish Television!
This year is a dreaming year. I want to travel the Baltic Sea, play Jeanette’s, Emily’s and Karin’s songs at Libraries and Lighthouses, make a new album Secrets with my own lyrics, meditate and dance! I would like to connect and contribute with my music to people’s stories and environmental visions. Let see if that is what’s going to be…
IF SAILOR tales to sailor tunes,
Storm and adventure, heat and cold,
If schooners, islands, and maroons,
And Buccaneers and buried Gold,
And all the old romance, retold
Exactly in the ancient way,
Can please, as me they pleased of old,
The wiser youngsters of to-day:
- So be it, and fall on! If not,
If studious youth no longer crave,
His ancient appetites forgot,
Kingston, or Ballantyne the brave,
Or Cooper of the wood and wave:
So be it, also! And may I
All my pirates share the grave
Where these and their creations lie!
(Robert Louis Stevenson "Treasure Island")