last year, on november 18th, we played the beautiful town of oslo. i take walks a lot while on tour to soak in as much of the information and scenery as possible as we fly and shoot across the globe at such a rapid pace. i am also very fond of finding and exploring old cathedrals, and while out walking that night with a few of our friends from the head and the heart before the show we stumbled upon the magnificent oslo domkirke.
feeling rather pensive that night, i made my way to the front of the church and took a knee…just soaking it all in and admiring this supremely psychedelic place so beautiful. lost for awhile in a reverie i was brought back to earth by a thunderous rolling sound. i looked behind me to see a massive grand piano being rolled up the aisle to the front of the church.
once the piano was in place two gentleman walked out. one sat at the piano and began to play, and the other pulled out a clarinet and joined him. i sat there spellbound…the music they began to play was so enchanting. i looked around behind me to see that i was the only one in the church. unreal. was i dreaming? was this really happening? as they played i realized that i needed to capture these sounds as to listen over and over again it was that special…so quietly i pulled out my phone and began to record their performance.
they played 40 minutes or so of the most heavenly sounds i have ever heard and i soaked it all in…so sad..so wild and free…straight from the heart. when finished they quietly got up and walked out the door. i looked around again and still no one was there in the church. i debated for a minute whether or not to go thru the door and tell them how awesome their performance had been…and finally i decided i should…so i went to the door…but it was locked! poof! they had vanished into thin air. it seemed to make sense that way.
i dont know who they were or where the music came from…if these are famous pieces or if they wrote them- or if they were just improvising-but i felt the need to share these 3 pieces because the performances are just that special.
if anyone hears this and knows who the gentleman are, please write back as i would love to know. please to enjoy now these 3 wondrous pieces of music from oslo’s fantastical mystery domkirke duo.