Ólafur Arnalds was playing tonight. He never fails to win me over again. With his humble presence and honest music, he brought me to tears tonight. It’s almost unbelievable how powerful music is. Sometimes one note brings up all the memories. Sometimes one note is enough to temporarily bring someone back.
Thank you for tonight.
Ólafur Arnalds – 0952
Tomorrow, I’m going home.
Ólafur Arnalds – Hægt, kemur ljósið (Official Music Video)
Early Monday morning (Nov. 13), bright Jupiter will pass an even brighter Venus in a low but close and spectacular conjunction. The constellation will be visible from Europe. I wish there were no clouds above Berlin this dawn.
We are temporary arrangements, travelling time and space in our spaceship called Earth through the cosmos.
This temporary arrangement called “us” and “now” is pretty fascinating. We should never forget to look at the sky.
Ólafur Arnalds & Nils Frahm – a1 (Benjamin Knab Remix)
Life is full of temporary arrangements. We get to know each other, learn from each other, keep our distance, create distance, decide to move on or simply get drifted away in life.
However, temporary standing togethers are always exciting. Repeating those, too.
Ólafur Arnalds – Ljósið
Our yoga instructor used to use the phrase during the meditation session at the end of the class: “you can feel the dissolution of tensions”. It’s interesting how we carry our tensions for a long time sometimes. Then unexpectedly they come to the surface and then vanish again. When can we know they are gone for good?
Ólafur Arnalds – Brim
There is about a week every autumn, when Berlin’s buildings get dressed with light. Artists from around the World work on showing us messages in a few minutes, sometimes even less. Every show is a surprise, and every piece of art needs your personal interpretation.
We should put the ordinary things in new light more often.
Ólafur Arnald & Nils Frahm – Four
Some songs are just clearly beautiful.
Ólafur Arnalds, Alice Sara Ott – Reminiscence (Chopin Project)