From 1985 to 2004, between the ages 14 and 25, Jacob Wren wrote and composed 58 songs. Hardly anyone heard these songs. But why not give them a chance? Give something nobody asked of you, a bit like an extended teenage diary. What potential could these songs reach if played by professional musicians?
When Jacob mentioned the idea at a party recently, someone responded that it was the most narcissistic project they had ever heard of. So Jacob figured he might as well perform them himself.
During The Band Night local bands from Bergen will perform a selection of these songs. After each version, Jacob will interview the band about what it was like to cover the song, and the band will interview Jacob about what it was like to write it. In The Solo Jacob himself performs all the songs accompanied only by guitar and keyboard. It lasts a whole evening.
Every Song I've Ever Written is not based on the idea that these songs are masterpieces in any way – although some are fairly good – but because nobody heard them at the time they were written. And perhaps there is some new, strange way to bring them out into the world. In doing so the aim is to raise a few questions about what songs mean on the internet, about what songwriting is actually like today, and also take a sidelong glance back at the recent past.
- from www.bit-teatergarasjen.no
- Last Updated: 10/12/2017
- Source: Bergen Reiselivslag
Mon, October 23, 2017 10:00 PM
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