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Sat, 2012-10-06 15:28
"A Japanese Dream" Photos by Trond Andersen, Japan. Model: Signe Kondo CLICK TO LISTEN: A Dream (fingers flying and fell into place last night, thinking of everything I had experienced in Japan) CLICK TO LISTEN: Intermezzo (fingers flying and fell into place last night, thinking of everything I had experienced in Japan) CLICK TO LISTEN: Epilogue (fingers flying and fell into place last night, thinking of everything I had experienced in Japan)
Fri, 2012-10-05 13:50
Once, as a young student, I worked at Musikk-Huset selling sheet music and cd´s. Now they publish my music, they are one of my main sponsors AND they are now opening a classical cd store at Café de Concert!! Warms my heart, life gives back to the one's who give their outmost! When I flew back from Tokyo yesterday I was blessed with these wonderful products from The Body Shop. Have never felt more fresh on a 18 hour plane trip - ever!! Those two small ones with the black top on?...a musicians dream come true!! Slept like a baby and woke up like a lion. And yes, had to start reading TIME Magazine...cause I´m in it in the next edition!! In stores on October 19th! After touch down at Oslo Airport this morning it was straight down to Café de Concert to make sure hanging up the new exhibition was going smooth. Almost done, will practie a bit afterwords, then going home takeing a shower...with lots of wonderful Body Shop products! Addicted? Yes. I reccomend you to be, too.... Exhibition tomorrow, Saturday October 6th at 1 pm, paintings by Wenche Da Cruz. I´ll be performing as well! C u there!!
Wed, 2012-10-03 16:35

It´s midnight and I just came back to Tokyo after an AMAZING day in Ohito. Close to Ohito lies a fairytale-like 1000 year old Samurai-village (which I of course have forgotten the name of, since it was juuuust a bit too tricky for me to remember). Recovering a low pulse and finding inner strength at this place was NOT a problem, I tell you that. A million thank you to the Kondo ("Samurai") Family who dedicated their whole day to me and showed me the real treasures of Japan. The water from under the river was SO hot!!  Unbelievably wonderful!

Hm? What about nightlife in Tokyo during my stay in Japan, you ask...? Let´s just say it was quiiiite all right....!!! Signe - you made my stay first in Japan unforgettable! And the way you translated everything I said during my concert, was unbelievable! Can´t wait to start to work more with you as my Representative Associate in Japan!!!!  To all of you in Oslo - c you on October 11th!! where you´ll here aaaaall about Japan!! Now it´s off to bed for a couple of hours before a 16 hour long flight is waiting for me tomorrow afternoon! Sayonara, Japan! I will be back!!!!!!!!!!  
Tue, 2012-10-02 09:58
Yesterday night was magic! Like a dream come true! The Norwegian Embassy in Tokyo was PACKED, and I mean TOTALLY PACKED with an audience who...who went completely bananas - and so did I! I don´t think I have ever played this well before, everything was in place, and then some. The audience inspired me so much, gave me so much energy!! Japanese have an amazing sense of humor, the audience interacted SO much! Sometimes even I was laughing my ass off ON STAGE!!! Had a fantastic translator, Signe Engle Kondo, who actually became more of an extra(ordinary) asset to the show rather than just a translater! Encores, bravo´s, in and out several times, I fell in love with the Japanese audience, we clicked! I have never experienced this before! I am so happy! A big thank you to the Norwegian Embassy for making this possible and also to Mr. Tom Ohsawa for promoting the concert so well! Tokyo - I love you! All photos by Trond Andersen, painting by Yngve Oliver - "Ninja Akselsan"
Sun, 2012-09-30 14:39
This is why I am like I am. True story. Two fairytale ballerinas set me free from a rope of frozen tradition. Inspired by Dalí´s "Geopolitical child watching the birth of a new man"  All photos by Trond Andersen - Tokyo, Japan. "Walking the ballerinas down stairs in urban Japanese forest" "Surreal framing. In love with artistic feet" "There is hope" When I come back from Japan, you can all look forward to one hell of a photo exhibition by Trond Andersen at Café de Concert!!
Sat, 2012-09-29 10:08
My concert in Tokyo is already sold out, meanwhile I am enjoying Tokyo´s energy as best I can! Just had an amazing photoshoot with Trond Andersen, who flew in to Tokyo with me to continue our art project. You might remember him from the shoot I did in New York City at Gleason´s Gym. Well, he´s back on the road with me and on fire!! I love working with Trond, he is my artistic ying, together we visualize a ying-yang which hopefully will amaze you, once again. "Fly like a butterfly, sting like me"
Thu, 2012-09-27 21:23
Click on the big screen
Thu, 2012-09-27 17:37
After 16 hours on the plane from Oslo, through Bangkok with wonderful Thai Air, I was finally there - I was the Prince of Bel Ai...uuhm. I got a bit too carried away watching MIB3 one the plane  from Bangkok to Tokyo I guess.... Had a really good night sleep and startet out fresh as ever thank´s to two tiny but powerful products from The Body Shop (right in photo)! "Deep sleep" and "Total energy". Worked like silk and fire at the same time! Hm, that sounds pretty Japaneese, doesn´t it...?After a tasty dinner with photographer Trond Andersen who came with me to Tokyo for a couple of photoshoots (brace your self!!) I found a tiny little jazz bar at Roppongi Hills, called Softwind, where I am currently staying through some really goood friends of friends of mine (thank you SO much Øyvind Berger who in the end led me to the most supernice guy in Tokyo, Børre Mathisen) - and tiny it was. Max seating of 20 with a pretty decent Yamaha grand. I just missed the two girls´concert - so I gave them a little private one my self instead! Absolutely loved the place, might do a couple of Café de Concert concerts there in the future. Don´t know if they have had too much classical music there before, but the owner  seemed to liked it very much. Hm? Of course I invited them to my concert on October 1st. The concert is actually sold out now! Hurrah! Before hitting the nightclubs of Tokyo I had a little snack...Sorry Igor!! Meanwhile, back home in superheroland - Oliver, Café de Concert´s comic and artist painter, sent me some sketches I reeeeally dig! Guess it´s about time to hit the sack - it´s 2:36 AM already, but to psyched to fall a sleep !!!!!!! BANZAIIIIIIIIII!
Tue, 2012-09-25 09:12
Sun, 2012-09-23 09:01
Second concert at Slader´s Yard yesterday was a blast, full house and a kick ass party afterwords! Just had breakfast with my entourage - mum and dad - heading to Dorchester South in 15 min to take the train back to London. And if you ever wondered where Postman Pat lives it´s between Dorchester South and West Bay. Not kidding, the landscape is exactly the same! Where´s that black and white cat?? Had a wonderful walk on the beach with mother before the concert yesterday, got some great advice for my performace - worked like a dream, thanx mum! You rock! Now off we go to London! I will be back - have a festival to organize here next year :)

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