Good Morning Utopia

Posted by on Mrz 18, 2015 in In Search of Silence | No Comments
Good Morning Utopia

Five a.m. – probably the most unwanted noise. Three, four times. What the hell? A hit on the snooze button. It’s quiet again – but the deep sleep is gone, leaving space for thoughts. In 1928, Henry Ford initialized and opened Fordlândia, an industrial city in the Amazonas. He wanted to save money in the […]

Lofoten: North of the Sun

Posted by on Mrz 13, 2015 in In Search of Silence | No Comments
Lofoten: North of the Sun

It is damn cold. Heavy winds come from the north. Freezing rain hurts the small part of your face that isn’t covered by cap. Why would anyone decide to live here for a whole winter: here, on this empty beach on Lofoten Island? Wave after wave rolls in from the stormy Atlantic Ocean. The noise […]

A Brain Friendly Moment in Iceland

Posted by on Feb 2, 2015 in In Search of Silence | No Comments
A Brain Friendly Moment in Iceland

“I live in a 420-square-foot studio. I sleep in a bed that folds down from the wall. When people come over for dinner, I pull out my extendable dining room table,” writes a guy named Graham Hill in his essay “Living with Less. A Lot Less,” which was published in The New York Times. A […]

You Can Take My House

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in In Search of Silence | No Comments
You Can Take My House

“I do not know where you live,” said Roell Ingvaldsen, a farmer who lives in one of the houses in Vikten, a little town on Lofoten Island, “but if you want, you can have my house and I will move into your house, no matter where it is.” The sheep in Ingvaldsen’s barn behind his house, […]

A Storm In The Valley

Posted by on Jan 27, 2015 in In Search of Silence | No Comments
A Storm In The Valley

In October 2011, heavy rainfall was responsible for an avalanche of boulders and mud. The avalanche went down from below Hockenhorn against Alp Heimritz, and was strong enough to move the Kander River for more than 30 meters (100 feet).

A Terrible Dream

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in In Search of Silence | No Comments
A Terrible Dream

You are probably familiar with a terrible dream like this. You wake up in the middle of the night, wet and sweaty. A few moments pass until you realize it was a bad dream. It began near a lake at the beginning of winter, its surface already frozen. The ice is still thin, yet it […]

This Place Is A Shelter

Posted by on Okt 24, 2014 in In Search of Silence | No Comments
This Place Is A Shelter

“This song is kind of a tribute to my home, which I feel is a shelter that saves me from the madness of the world we have to endure every day,” said Olafur Arnalds, a musician from Iceland when he was talking about one of his songs, “This place is a shelter.”

Foreword – In Search of Silence

Posted by on Sep 23, 2014 in In Search of Silence, My work | No Comments
Foreword – In Search of Silence

It’s obvious that the world has changed fundamentally. I grew up with a black and white TV, and on it I watched the first steps of men on the moon in 1969. Twenty-five years later, carmaker BMW ran an ad showing Apollo 11 on its way to the moon; on board were Neil Armstrong and […]

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Posted by on Nov 12, 2014 in In Search of Silence | No Comments

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