Summer 2023

Tale 18:
Ready For Summer

Hamburg, Germany 

The last three months were exciting and full of new connections, reflection, hard work, downtimes, fun and beauty. Driving my van to Portugal was exactly what I was hoping for: A little journey towards myself. It gave me distance to my chaos and time and space to think.

I love to be on the road for a while, taking time to look inwards, reset my mind, think about next steps, new perspectives and regain energy. Over the last year, since the Oslo To Istanbul adventure, I’ve had trouble finding balance. It’s quite a relieve to feel energized again. I have accepted the conflicts I have with myself for now and I am excited to get to work on some projects (some of which have been laying around for wayyy too long) and to dive into creating new work. I will spend more time in the studio again and allow myself to experiment and find the sounds and feelings and structures for new material I want to release. There is a lot that I want to do over the next months but I have learned to give myself some space as well. I find it exciting and empowering to have a better understanding of what I need for myself and what I can give. I am sure there will be times where I won´t feel like that again. But for now, I want to ride that wave for a bit and see where it leads me.

Sending love to you all.

BTW: I am open for collaborations, photography and video gigs this summer. Hit me up if you want to create some magic together.

May 2023

Tale 17:
Of May 2023

Hamburg, Berlin, Copenhagen, Hamburg

I am interrupting my Portugal stay for a month back north.

XJAZZ! festival in Berlin asked me to document the festival again, this year as a one man show and I could not say no. It´s one of the most inspiring and musically diverse festivals I know, right in the heart of Berlin X Berg. I´ve known and worked with the team for a few years now and while it has been chaotic at times, it is always a pleasure to work with artists that take things to the next level and inspire others to do the same.

If you have a chance to visit XJAZZ! next year, don´t miss it. This edition included some of the best live shows I have ever seen. 

To name a few: 

A SONG FOR YOU / Cycles Collective opening ceremony,
Sonic Interventions. 

Here is what I made for them:

After a short trip to Copenhagen with family, it is time to get my hands dirty. Somewhere in the middle of Hamburg Schanzenviertel, we (the PINK ALLIGATOR COLLECTIVE) scored a jackpot: A secret room that we are making into a small project studio for collaboration projects.

We have a week until my flight back to Portugal to build a 6.5 x 3.5m wall and sound proofing, rearranging our equipment and create a new storage area. Let´s go!

Why secret, you ask? Well… It wouldn´t be a secret if you knew. 

But I can show you when I am back.

Spring 2023

Tale 16:
Of Another Home

Cascais, Portugal 

Right now, I am sitting in my van Flipper. And my van is parked on a cliff by the atlantic ocean about 1h north of Lisbon. The sun just set and left an absolutely gorgeous pink and orange sky that slowly but surely makes space for the dark of night.

I love falling asleep here. The sound of waves crashing on the shore, the stars and the small lighthouse and abandoned structures that connect this wild place to civilisation. It´s peaceful and just right to reset my mind.

The nearest town, Cascais, has become like a (second) home over the last years. About three years ago, the first year of the pandemic, I spent two months here. My original plans for that year were much bigger, but due to global travel restrictions, I ended up volunteering at a small hostel in a small town in Portugal to get out of Germany, experience at least some kind of travel. Cleaning rooms, cooking, playing music on the porch, taking guests on hikes… it was an absolutely wonderful and peaceful time. I met and worked with people that I am still close friends with so this place has a very special place in my heart. I went back the year after and when time and space and money allowed for a trip this year, I decided to go back again. Spring starts a lot sooner here than in Germany and I´ve been wanting to travel the north of Spain for a while now too. So I decided to drive 2.5k km through France and Spain to Cascais, Portugal, taking it slow and seeing beautiful places along the way.

I live for this kind of travel. Long drives with good music (and sometimes good company), the solitude of being alone in nature, seeing new things, working remotely, writing music with just the basics gives my mind the space to work through challenges, set my priorities straight and plan next steps. Some people told me I was “running away from my problems” but that could not be further from the truth.

First of all, I am driving.

And I am doing it to have the time and space to face my struggles and make decisions from a place of calm and peace. Without being caught up in projects, work and daily madness. To reflect and process and stimulate my brain in a different way. I strongly believe that it brings me closer to the best version of myself.

Portugal has always been good to me. And this time around is no different. It´s a privilege to be able to travel like this and see my friends accomplish the goals they set for themselves years ago. I am forever grateful to the people that take me in, show me around, listen to my songs, for endless deep conversations, hikes, breakfast picnics by the ocean. 


I love you Kat, Lena, Nath, Alex, Paulo, Luna and the team at Luna house.



I will head towards Germany again soon. I have some fun projects there in the summer.