In our final podcast release for 2020 the third Voices of the North podcast is ‘Conversations with Nordic talents and their mentors: Benjamin Mørk: a mechanical pianist from Senja’, in collaboration with in collaboration with HarrisonParrot and SpareBank1 Nord-Norge, Samfunnsløftet.
This time we listen to a conversation and reflection between a young musician and his mentor. They discuss sources of inspiration, the joys of mentorship and the challenges and opportunities young artists growing up in the North are currently facing.
Benjamin Mørk (pianist)
Geir Luedy (manager at MADE Management, musician, songwriter, and music producer)
“For me it is a huge strength to be able to come back home after being away on tour. I love nature but I am not an artist that look at the mountains and melodies come flying into my head. I am inspired by my work and by people, but I think there is something in the landscape that gives me, since I grew up here, some sort of calmness and enables me to make better art and music. But I don’t think this is special for this place, there are a lot of places in the world that are beautiful, and people will experience the same calmness wherever they are from and it will give them strength and inspiration to make better art and music. Wherever you are from is your inspiration, and it is beautiful for you in its own way.” Benjamin Mørk
Hosted by HarrisonParrott’s Karoline Melstveit.
Audio edited by Merlyn Thomas and theme music composed by Robert Cochrane