Twice a Man / Selected Work
Some strange and bad things happened in our neighbourhood
that summer. The algae had a poisonous blooming,
which did effect the fish and seals along our coast. On walks
by the sea you could find dead fish. Alarming! The newspapers
were full of articles and the public awareness of pollution
was intensified. This was the time for ecology and awareness
of natures balance. It came natural to work with this
theme as the next project, "Driftwood".
As inspiration, besides long walks by the seashore, one
persons work was essential, Richard Longs. A line of stones
in the Himalaya, a wordpiece about placing objects at the
edge of the Pacific, a circle of driftwood on the Alaskian
shore, a walk through snow, wind and sunlight in Lappland, a
mudcicle on a gallerywall. These are examples of works by
Richard Long. His effort to reach a profound knowledge of
nature, through sensibility and humility, was an encouragement
for the work composing "Driftwood".
Our work with "Driftwood" was in a sense a way back into
childhood, when a stone could be important, when the sound
of water filled ones head, when "simple" things were marvels.
We opened, once again, the "Doors of Perception".
Entered an altered state, where time flowed slowly.
We recorded and collected sounds and pictures during our
walks. Birds, wind, the sound of different waters. A lapwing
on eggs, dead fishes by the seashore.
This material was used on the album and in the performance.
The album was filled with these samples and atmospheres
from the seashore. The music was composed, performed
and produced in Twice A Mans studio Siberia.
Additional voices sung and spoken by Katty Axelsson and
The performance Driftwood was not what the Twice A
Man audience expected, it wasn't a concert, it was more like
a theatreproduction with scenography, videoscreens etc .. the
music was on tape and the only thing live was the singing