Sunna Gunnlaugs

Inspiration, Call and Response.

November 18, 2010 10:27 am | Filed under: Music | Comments (1)
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Inspiration is an interesting thing. You could say it is a kind of a call and response… like jazz. Or maybe jazz is inspiration. At least the best performances are when the performer is the most inspired. So what inspires us? What causes that chemical reaction in our brain that opens up the channel for endless ideas? (read more…)

Doesn't everybody?

November 10, 2010 12:22 am | Filed under: other | Comments (1)
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A co-worker of mine was telling me how her family had had a really big kitchen so they had put a grand piano in there and the kids would practice while her mom was cooking dinner. One day a friend of her brothers was peeking in thru a window and saw the grand piano and shouted out "Wow! You have a grand piano in the kitchen?" and her brother replied "Doesn't everybody?" (read more…)

Who Needs a Label? I've Got You Babe!

November 3, 2010 11:44 am | Filed under: Music | Comments (0)
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So here I am sitting at my computer in Iceland (instead of the piano) in an effort to reach jazz listeners worldwide. I do enjoy it… that is, the feedback I get from people all over the world. It is thrilling to think that people of so many different cultures enjoy my music.

But how did that happen? Historically, an artist would hope to get signed by a reputable label who would then buy ads, wine and dine distributors and generally grease the wheels to get their artist known. (read more…)