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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.
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.
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
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)
- performing arts
Music, Movies, and Books
My favorite movies:
Kieslowsky "The Ten Commandments"
David Lynch "The Straight Story"
"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
Hans Christian Andersen fairy tales
Gurdjieff, "Meetings with Remarkable Men"
Saint-Exupéry, "Le Petit Prince"
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