Behind the Scenes: Streaming concert

The 4th of June there was a live online concert streamed simultaneously from Nuuk (Greenland), Reykjavík (Iceland) and Tórshavn (Faroe Islands).

The Remains of the Commonwealth is a musical abstraction of the Danish Commonwealth where the three members of the group are playing live from the three geographical locations of Nuuk, Greenland, Reykjavik, Iceland and Torshavn in the Faroe Islands. Live performance combined with streaming.

Excerpt from the Livestream on Youtube

The performing artists were Miké Thomsen (GL), Jesper Pedersen (IS) and Heðin Ziska Davidsen (FO).

I assisted the streaming from Nuuk. Here’s some behind the scenes photos.

Here’s a short part of the performance. The rest of the performance can be viewed on Youtube.

Miké on a native drum during livestream concert. On the screen below is Heðin on the left and Jesper on the right.

29… +8 years

8 years ago I celebrated my 29th birthday. This was an important mark for me for several reasons.

All throughout my late teenage and early twenties I didn’t expect to live to be more than 25. I had undiagnosed schizophrenia and was struggling with depression.

Mid-twenties it turned out, to my surprise, I would survive. I got my diagnosis and began crawling out from the pit I was in. But I still didn’t believe I’d live to be 30.

In the following years I realised I needed daily content in my life, something to do and something to wake up to. I moved home from abroad, got a job and went snowboarding again which was one of the few things I had longed for during my years of darkness.

The year I turned 29 I started my second entrepreneurial project and times got lighter and even exciting, not the least because I met the wonderful woman I fell head-over-heels in love with and today is my awesome girlfriend. It was the year I realised death was not a certainty for the following years.

Today, 8 years later my reality is completely different. From time-to-time my disease still demands much from me but I’ve become more comfortable with it.

However, I’ve recently had a frightening revelations but it haven’t been about an impending death; it’s about my impending life.

I’ve tried resisting growing up for as long as I recall and I’ve comfortably thought I wouldn’t amount to anything and wouldn’t have many opportunities coming my way. Suddenly my mortality has struck me. Somehow thinking I only had a few years left to live was much less overwhelming than realising I could still have much time to live but also that there’s actually a limit I’ll hit someday. Pondering about not being able to live forever, I feel an urge to figure out what I want to do within the time I have, and what I want to be, and what dent I want to put in the universe.

All this uncertainty, scarcity in knowing I’m mortal and the opportunities before me stirs an uneasy feeling in my chest. It’s adventurous and seductive and at the same time it’s scary.

For now, I’m just happy that I can celebrate my 29th+8 birthday. Happy Birthday to me.

❤️ Pierre

The levitating monk

“Prince Gautama, who had become Buddha, saw one of his followers meditating under a tree at the edge of the Ganges River. Upon inquiring why he was meditating, his follower stated he was attempting to become so enlightened he could cross the river unaided. Buddha gave him a few pennies and said: “Why don’t you seek passage with that boatman. It is much easier.”

Buddhist joke

The story of Convenience and Trouble

Humankind invest in convenience and comfort.

We choose the path of less resistance as often as we can.

It’s what has brought us here.

Our need for it is self-fulfilling. The more we get the more we need.

“It’s a nice life you have there. Be a shame if anything happened to it.” Convenience warns us, knowing how much control it has over us.

Like most power it feeds on complicitness.

When we expose it it’ll become impotent. Ironically we won’t. We don’t want Trouble.

Take possession of your life

“You can’t just walk into things with your eyes half open. You’ve got to know what you’re getting into and take possession of your life. It’s a thought process you constantly have to reaffirm or you’ll drift.”

Paraphrased quote by Guy Ritchie

Outliving relevancy

Among my scariest thoughts is the one that in 100.. 500.. 1000 years from now everything will still be the same. And this is harsh.. But nature takes care of a lot of problems over time. If we mess with immortality many ideas might very well outlive their relevancy.

Night and Day

Night and Day

At night
our mind
live in dreams

At day
our mind
dreams in reality

At night
our dreams
is our freedom

At day
our reality
is our prison

At night
we believe
we are true

At day
we know
we are true

At night
At day
we are mistaken

@PierreMinik

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