Bigband piece. The meaning of the name is “Dreams in the Woods”. Commissioned by Stavanger Jazzforum/Bjergsted Jazz Ensemble for a Christmas concert, this piece is inspired by my mother, who grew up in the woods, and a gift she got in her early youth, from a sailor friend who’d been travelling overseas, a music box from Japan. This gift, a combined lamp, calendar, shadow theatre and music box stayed at my grandparents house. I was always puzzled by the mystery of this unique object and the strange melody when I visited them as a child. In this piece I try to mix pieces of the japanese melody with the mood it used to put me in.



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