We are still smiling and feeling from our concert two days ago in Alsion in Sønderborg. We spent the whole week, on our home island of Als, getting the concert together and it was intense and beautiful to see it evolve and happen.
There are some people we want to thank and we have posted some photos and the full program for the concert further below.
Sønderjyllands Symfoniorkester for inviting us and for being one of the nicest orchestras we have ever worked with. Kultur i Syd and Alsion also deserves a big thanks for making this concert happen.
Sønderjysk Pigekor and Mette Rasmussen (their choir leader) for their harmonies and forever bright energy and eagerness to take part.
Karsten Fundal, Allan Gravgaard Madsen, Hans Ek, Van Dyke Parks, Daniel Bjarnason and Missy Mazzoli for their orchestral arrangements. We love all these composers dearly as artists and friends. We were also honoured to have Hans Ek conducting the orchestra on the night. He leads with patience and love.
Vincent Moon for his friendship and for dancing with his camera on stage. We can’t wait to see what comes out of this.
Daniel Givens for the drama of his words and voice. For his gentleness and his warm laughter that makes the cells in our bodies vibrate. For accepting the invitation to guest star the concert. It feels good to finally be in touch again, 10 years after our collaboration started.
Nils Carlsson, who played trombone in the orchestra and who 9 years ago was part of our live band and many early recordings incl. Tripper. Back then we nicknamed him Swinging Nils in the tour van. He still has it.
Hans Jørgen Clausen for his braveness and for enlightening us all with the sound and magic of the local dialect Alsisk.
Rune Mølgaard and Thomas Husmer for starting the band with us and for still being part of it. It felt right to be on stage together again.
Peter Broderick for reuniting with us and for gifting us with his musicality and friendship.
Tatu Rönkkö, Martyn Heyne and Katinka Fogh Vindelev for devoting so much time and love. The last year and half on the road with you have been an immense pleasure. Thank you.
Anders Boll for making hundreds and hundreds of our concerts sound good for years and for telling us to shut up and get on with it when needed.
Nico de Rooij and Stuart Bailes for their ever changing, impressive and diligent efforts to light our world up.
Ron Peeters and Dirk Overeem for the monitor sound and for showing us how to make orchestras and bands sound and play well together.
To our friends and family for all the help and support and especially to our parents for joining us for the encore and for being.
Finally a warm thank you to all our collaborators and fans from around the world. So many of you travelled far to see the concert. It warmed our hearts.
Here is to the future!!
Casper, Mads & Rasmus
photos by Antje Taiga Jandrig