The World of Dust (live)

The World of Dust (Stefan Breuer’s alterego)’s opening track of his new album, Gaman is about him going through anxiety before having to perform in a place where he knew no one. Little did I know it was going to be the perfect storyline for my evening when I went to see him live in… Continue reading The World of Dust (live)

So Quiet…

Such quiet music that you can hear the sound of the stage creaking under my feet. You can hear the smallest cough. This silence also empowers your other senses, you see the dust in the beam of the spotlight, you can smell the curtains and the mystery of the theatre. This is where I come… Continue reading So Quiet…

Fighters, Expats, Rebels

The sound of the harp recalling old ages, the sound effects of a dystopian future and two of personalities- these are the components staring in each others’ eyes in ‘Fighter’. This song was originally recorded in 2013 for the second album of The Unbending Trees, what more it was planned to be a duet, two… Continue reading Fighters, Expats, Rebels

Nobody Does It Better

Shooting music videos is tough. There is a lot of waiting, and more redoing you could imagine. Sometimes you need to walk in cold water with your clothes on. Sometimes you need to lip-synch at double speed, looking your usual self. Sometimes you are so hot your make-up melts off your face. But sometimes you… Continue reading Nobody Does It Better

Live!

I haven’t had too many concerts in the fifteen years I have been playing music professionally, but I definitely played at the most diverse venues. From the mighty Carnegie Hall to dingy London pubs, from the gigantic Budapest Arena to unused, dusty theatre halls, each concert could not have been more different from the other.… Continue reading Live!

Supporting the good cause

There is a thing called Bandcamp. It’s very similar to the rest of digital music platforms, except they give a lot bigger share to musicians. And there is a thing called Bandcamp Fridays. This is the day of the month when Bandcamp turns over all sales profits from that day (after processing fees) to the… Continue reading Supporting the good cause

Different Class

I do not have a very diverse musical taste. New music does not capture my attention easily. This could be why I remember so clearly sitting in front of the television with MTV on the upper floor of my parents’ apartment, in the tiny hallway in front of my and my sister’s room, mesmerized by… Continue reading Different Class

The Story of the Siren

I have recently read a short story for the sleep podcast, Listen to Sleep. I was very happy when Erik, the host of the podcast asked me, and it did not take long for me to select a piece by E. M. Forster, one of my favourite writers of all time. Just some time before… Continue reading The Story of the Siren

About the Tulips

The artwork for ‘Love is Cancelled’ is my favorite so far. The photo was taken by Isa de Jong, who I asked to write a few words about the picture she took. I also added a few of my cents, and we created a playlist to accompany it, a playlist of breakup songs. For ‘Love is… Continue reading About the Tulips

Love is Cancelled

To all my exes, dead or alive. I am writing these words, as I sit in my apartment packed up waiting for the movers. I’ve fit my life in thirty-something boxes, shredded many photographs and documents. Any happenings related to emotions can feel banal. This goes to break-ups, too. I’ve broken up and been broken… Continue reading Love is Cancelled