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Overview

  • 6 References 4 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in Danish, English, French, German; learning Persian (Farsi), Spanish, Swahili
  • 41, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • Freelance musician, composer, educator
  • Conservatory, University
  • No hometown listed
  • Profile 100% complete

About Me

CURRENT MISSION

To be with positive nurturing people

ABOUT ME

I am a 40 years old male born in Denmark but spent my entire childhood, adolescent and adult years living in many different countries. I don't have any emotional ties to any particular culture or nation and consider myself just a plain earthling. I have spent most of my life in music; performance, composing and education but I am also interested in ecology, spirituality and holistic health.

PHILOSOPHY

Philosophical keywords: Exchange, Honesty, Free of negativity, Open, Alert. Focusing on earth things and not world things. Not getting carried away with stress and negativity. Staying fresh and not stagnant.

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I try to be a good host. I participate in local couch surfing events.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

I have hosted several people through couch surfing and have stayed with numerous people outside the official Couching Surfing realm all of which has been tremendously positive

Interests

Music (Traditional Music, Western Art Music, African-American Music, Early 20th Century European Popular Music), human interaction, yoga, tai-chi, meditation, herb-gathering, wilderness survival, cooking, ornithology

Three people that have influenced my life profoundly: Barry Long (Australian spiritual master), Tom Brown Jr. (American wilderness expert based on Native philosophy) and Jacob Holdt (Danish vagabond photographer writing about racism and oppression)

  • arts
  • culture
  • writing
  • performing arts
  • education
  • dining
  • cooking
  • yoga
  • meditation
  • traveling
  • survival
  • music
  • surfing
  • ecology
  • teaching
  • languages
  • ornithology

Music, Movies, and Books

My favorite movies:
Kieslowsky "The Ten Commandments"
David Lynch "The Straight Story"
"Napoleon Dynamite"
"Little miss Sunshine"
Thomas Vinterberg "Festen" (The celebration)

My favorite music:
Beethoven: "Archduke trio"
Anton von Webern: "Fünf Sätze für Streichkvartett"
Duke Ellington: Cotton Club years, suites, infact everything he ever recorded
John Coltrane: Crescent, A love supreme, Sun Ship
Jelly Roll Morton: piano solos 1923
Aka Günduz Kutbay: Classical Turkish Ney-flute
Djivan Gasparyan: Armenian Duduk
Georgia Sea Islands Negro spirituals and slave songs
Le Mystère des voix Bulgares (Bulgarian womens' choir)
- and much more, except mainstream commercial music

Books:
Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales
Gurdjieff, "Meetings with Remarkable Men"
Saint-Exupéry, "Le Petit Prince"
Arabian Nights
Eckhart Tolle "The power of now"

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Hiked the Camino Del Santiago.
Climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro
Shook hands with Karl-Heinz Stockhausen
Jammed with Gypsy musicians in Bulgaria

What I Can Share with Hosts

Music, food, ideas, travel stories, languages

Countries I’ve Visited

Algeria, Belgium, Botswana, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Israel, Lithuania, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Countries I’ve Lived In

Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Kenya, Tanzania, United States

Old School Badges

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