21 December 2020
While practising tuba at Tempelhofer Feld in the beautiful Berlin summer of 2020 – in between shutdowns – I found myself playing the melody to “We Shall Overcome”. While playing, new lyrics came to me affirming my firm belief that reality is already virtual enough and so “we shall go offline”.
Singalong with Jupiter Cat!
During November 2015 musicians from Murmansk and Bodø worked together with Hilary Jeffery resulting in a journey from Murmansk Spaceport to Jupiter. Here is an excerpt to mark the conjunction of the “Jupiter” and “Saturn” mindstates during the “Winter Solstice” of 2020:
Ekaterina Efremova – vocals, guitar, electronics
Andrey Gaiduk aka 23:59 – computer
Hilary Jeffery – trombone, computer, composition, sound design, conductor
Svetlana Matveeva – vocals, keyboard, electronics
Timur Mizinov – guitar, trumpet, althorn, electronics
Anna Rotar – trombone
Maria Rusinovskaya – production, logistics, co-curator and facilitator
Victor Skorbenko – vocals, guitar, electronics, conductor
Kristin Alsos Strand – cello