Árni Karlsson

jazz from the cold north

How Less Is More

Have you ever been at a party and met this very talkative person that talks and talks and is very animated all the time, and when you come home you really don´t remember anything that was said? Then there is this one person that had a thoughtful comment and told a short story that sticks like a bug to your brain. When we compose and play music the same principle applies. Tell a story, and let it be concise. It can be elaborate and full of colour, but give it direction, rise, and finish, and then, shut up and send it into the cosmos. When we make space for our ideas we give them more weight.