August 8, 2017

Packing for three months away is quite a project. Especially when “away” means northern Scandinavia where the climate changes considerably between beginning of august and the end of October.

After a July full of concert, gigs, intense studies of Gounod’s Faust, packing and a lot of organisation, I took the chance of a mini vacation in Hamburg on my way north.

One needs inspiration and the architecture of Elbphilharmonie, beautiful Hamburg and maybe most of all, the absolutely stunning sound of Arp Schnitger’s organs were like a vitamin shot.

The organ in Jacob’s church in central Hamburg has a sound which is hard to explain. It sounds like an organ, yet like real wind instruments and the tone is smooth and full.