In this new situation, I had to reassess my approach to playing music. I played at home after I had put my daughter to bed. I didn’t want these moments by the piano to be something characterized by productivity, and I envisaged them as a walk in my home, sort of. The piano moments became a free zone from demands and trudges.
Playing the piano in my apartment also brought other limitations and approaches compared to playing in a rehearsal room. In my home, I’m always surrounded by an involuntary, anonymous audience – my neighbours. This has affected my way of playing. Instead of endless repetitions and scale practise, I play new improvised and harmonic tunes every night. Until 10 pm when it has to be silent.
It’s now become two album called Björkris I and "Björkris II", produced by Hans Olsson Brookes. A walk in my apartment in Björkris, in the city of Kungsbacka, Sweden, where I live.