Music og coffee // Munor, Rolf-Erik Nystrøm and Carlos (part of the Sildajazz festival)
What would we do without the music? And what would we have done without coffee?
It all started with the magic beans from Ethiopia in the 500-600 century… Coffee and music have many obvious similarities. Sometimes it is velvety soft and refreshing, other times robust and tearing. Both music and coffee have a wealth of nuances and details that only connoisseurs know how to appreciate. A number of well-known composers have been inspired by coffee, and many of them also drank large amounts of coffee themselves. Fartein Valen, Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, or performers like Glenn Gould.
In Haugesund, the coffee culture was strong in connection with both the houses of prayer and the Temperence movement, but in recent decades a more urban and rich coffee culture has also reached us here in the west. One of the city’s foremost coffee ambassadors is Carlos Abdo Monclair, with his well-known and beloved coffee bar “hosCarlos”. This concert is a collaboration between the chamber musicians in MUNOR and «hos Carlos».
To sew it all together, we have brought in saxophonist Rolf-Erik Nystrøm, who has traveled the world in the service of music. He has set up a musical itinerary the same paths coffee has taken. There will be coffee tasting, stories and a lot of music.
Photos: Hreinn Gudlaugsson / Edgar Bachel