Iceland & Greenland: A Musical Discovery

August 8, 2018

As many people heard, I took a trip up to Iceland (the country where I grew up) as well as Greenland, through most of the month of July. Needless to say this was an amazing experience, not only scenically but also nostalgically. Visiting my hometown of Isafjordur (northwest Iceland) took up only a fraction of the trip, since my brother and I spent a good 3 weeks on this vacation, exploring countless other areas in both countries. The photo that you see is my brother, Jesse, sitting at a shore next to Rasmussen Glacier in east Greenland (and probably in the middle of loading up his GoPro camera). 

 

I have no choice, of course, but to fully admit that I was "shutter-happy" the entire trip; I was constantly walking around with my camera (and my Android) attached to my face, taking both pictures as well as video. In such a spectacular place, I would have done this either way, but the main purpose of it was to gather pictures and footage for a very crude (and amateur) documentary of the trip. The goal is really to showcase some of my compositions, which will obviously be featured as the soundtrack to the documentary. I plan to use a lot of music I've already composed, with some new material as well.

 

As far as the pictures go, I wouldn't be surprised if they exceeded a thousand. I've been categorizing, sub-categorizing, arranging them chronologically, and enhancing them over the last several days. It's a daunting task but will surely be worth it in the end. In the mean time, enjoy the featured pic of the icebergs at Rasmussen Glacier ;) The documentary itself will not be released until way into mid- or late- September, since part of it will also feature the piano concert I'm putting together on September 15th.

 

I have my work cut out for me, I guess, but that's never anything new :) 

 

 

 

 

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