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16462 (and counting) posts since we started blogging 16 years ago. 342 of them this year alone and, so far, 54 this month (May 18).

From This Moment On ...


Tue 21: Jam session @ The Black Swan, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free. House trio: Alan Law, Paul Grainger, John Bradford.

Wed 22: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Wed 22: Alice Grace Vocal Masterclass @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 6:00pm. Free.
Wed 22: Darlington Big Band @ Darlington & Simpson Rolling Mills Social Club, Darlington. 7:00pm. Free. Rehearsal session (open to the public).
Wed 22: Take it to the Bridge @ The Globe, Newcastle. 7:30pm. Free.
Wed 22: Daniel Erdmann’s Thérapie de Couple @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.

Thu 23: Vieux Carré Jazzmen @ The Holystone, Whitley Road, North Tyneside. 1:00pm. Free.
Thu 23: Gateshead Jazz Appreciation Society @ Gateshead Central Library, Gateshead. 2:30pm.
Thu 23: Castillo Nuevo Trio @ Revoluçion de Cuba, Newcastle. 5:30pm. Free.
Thu 23: Immortal Onion + Rivkala @ Cobalt Studios, Newcastle. 7:00pm.
Thu 23: Tees Hot Club @ Dorman’s Club, Middlesbrough. 8:30pm. Guests: Jeremy McMurray (keys); Dan Johnson (tenor sax); Donna Hewitt (alto sax); Bill Watson (trumpet); Adrian Beadnell (bass).

Fri 24: Hot Club du Nord @ The Gala, Durham. 1:00pm. £8.00. SOLD OUT!
Fri 24: Classic Swing @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 24: Rendezvous Jazz @ The Monkseaton Arms. 1:00pm. Free.
Fri 24: New Orleans Preservation Jazz Band @ The Oxbridge Hotel, Stockton. 1:00pm. £5.00.
Fri 24: Swannek + support @ Hoochie Coochie, Newcastle. Time TBC.

Sat 25: Tyne Valley Big Band @ Bywell Hall, Stocksfield. 2:30pm.
Sat 25: Paul Edis Trio w. Bruce Adams & Alan Barnes @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. 6:30pm. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sat 25: Nubiyan Twist @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.
Sat 25: Papa G’s Troves @ Prohibition Bar, Newcastle. 8:00pm. A ‘Jar on the Bar’ gig.

Sun 26: Tyne Valley Youth Big Band @ The Sele, Hexham. 12:30pm. Free. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sun 26: Musicians Unlimited @ Jackson’s Wharf, Hartlepool. 1:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: Alice Grace @ The Sele, Hexham. 1:30pm. Free. Alice Grace w. Joe Steels, Paul Susans & John Hirst.
Sun 26: Bryony Jarman-Pinto @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. 3:00pm. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sun 26: Ruth Lambert Trio @ The Juke Shed, North Shields. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: 4B @ The Ticket Office, Whitley Bay. 3:00pm. Free.
Sun 26: Clark Tracey Quintet @ Queen’s Hall, Hexham. 6:00pm. A Northumberland Jazz Festival event.
Sun 26: Saltburn Big Band @ Saltburn Community Hall. 7:30pm.
Sun 26: Ruth Lambert Quartet @ The Globe, Newcastle. 8:00pm.
Sun 26: SARÃB @ The Glasshouse, Gateshead. 8:00pm.

Mon 27: Harmony Brass @ Cullercoats Crescent Club. 1:00pm. Free.

Saturday, September 03, 2022

Avicii/Tim Bergling Honored With Wind Sculpture in Stockholm

(Press release)

(Photo Credit: Giulia Cairone)

Music producer, songwriter and DJ Tim Bergling, known by the stage name Avicii, was honored today a work of art in the park Humlegården in central Stockholm.  

On behalf of Stockholm art, the artists Adèle Essle Zeiss and Liva Isakson have created an artistic representation in memory of the Swedish musician, remixer, DJ and music producer Tim Bergling, known under the stage name Avicii (1989–2018). Standing Waves consists of three sculptural forms on each tall, narrow podium. Bent stainless steel tubes are fitted with tensioned sheet metal sails, shaped to catch the wind. Each part has its specific shape and unique character. The tubular bodies balance on legs and turn in elegant pirouettes when the wind blows. They move through each other's hole forms and together form a whole in a similar way to a piece of music where different components work together.
The sculpture is set in motion by the wind, which in this context also has a symbolic meaning. The wind can behave mysteriously and chaotically. Small events can lead to the release of enormous forces. With its surprising twists and turns, the wind can also be compared to life itself. It is like the challenges and opportunities that everyone is faced with and that everyone has different conditions to deal with. The speed of the wind can be associated both with success and with uncontrollable turbulence.

The City District Council of Östermalm is the initiator of the memorial site and Tim’s parents, Klas and Anki Bergling, were present at the unveiling.  
"We want to pay tribute to Tim Bergling, whose music has meant so much to people around the world. The changing expression of the artwork and the location in Humlegården, one of Tim's favorite places, make us remember him on many different levels. It is also a way of honoring all the people who have passed away far too early due to mental illness," says Andréa Hedin (M), chair of the City District Council of Östermalm.
More information: HERE

Opening program
  • Opening music under the direction of Stefan Olsson and music by a string quartet under the direction of Erik Arvinde. Tobias Tagesson, drums; Mattias Fjellström, guitars; Robert Elovsson, keyboards.
  • Speech by Andréa Hedin (M), chair of the City District Council of Östermalm.
  • Vocals by Lucas Krüger, singer, actor and childhood friend of Tim Bergling.
  • Speech by Klas Bergling, Tim's father. Together with Tim's mother Anki Lidén, founder of the Tim Bergling Foundation.
  • Music with students from Kulturskolan Stockholm. String quintet: Samuel Ericsson, Klara Leoson, Tara Pyne, Boel Gårsjö and Tor Torvén. Vocals: Alva Schinkler Herczka. 
  • Talk between Stefan Hagdahl, director of Stockholm Konst, and artists Adèle Essle Zeiss and Liva Isakson Lundin.
  • Inauguration of the memorial and the artwork "Standing Waves". Andréa Hedin (M), chair of the City District Council of Östermalm., cuts the ribbon.
  • Vocals by Janice, artist and songwriter.
  • Closing music.
Presenter: Per Sundin, board member of the Tim Bergling Foundation, CEO of Pop House Entertainment Group, former Nordic president of Universal Music. 

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