During their explorations and tours of the MEMORIA NORWAY project, SpringerParker will update the Logbook on a regular basis. It documents their route and events in forms of on location photos and descriptions sent directly via the mobile phone to this website. Clicking at the geographical data to the left of the entries lets you follow their route on the map.

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Leaving Vadsø

After a guided tour through the Musikk i Finnmark (mufi) offices, a hot coffee and yet another little photo session inside the caravan, we are going to to leave Vadsø in the direction of Båtsfjord, where we will have our next performance tomorrow.

Shoot your shot

Down by the harbour we are meeting Thomas Pettersen and Knut Åserud (l.t.r.) again for a little press photo shooting in front of this scenery. The sun is already going down and we did this counter shot.

Vadsø harbour

View towards the sunset in Vadsø harbour.

Back to school

We played the Memoria Norway performance at the Vadsø School in the morning. Thomas from Musikk i Finnmark and Knut a photographer were joining us to watch and document it. After a short introduction we played for half an hour and then talked about what we experienced during the last two years. The room was packed and after almost more than an hour everybody went back to their regular classes. It's been a while that both of us stood in front of so many students and we almost forgot how much fun it is.

Dance of the snowflakes

We parked the car outside the school, where we are going to do our first performance tomorrow in the "Kulturelle Skolesekken" program, which is organised by "Musikk i Finnmark". It started to snow again and we are watching the dance of the snowflakes below the street lights.


We arrived in Vadsø, there is a strong wind blowing. We need to refill our provisions but first of all, we need to get a Norwegian phone number to lower the costs for communicating around Norway. We went into an electronic shop, got a simcard with a number, for free. Almost too easy.


Looks like the clouds are trying to match the forms of the bushes.

No easy job

A truck is passing by in the typical manner, which means very fast and much too close. For this is our 5th trip, we're kind of used to it. All goods have to be transported into the most far out places, so you always have a lot of them rolling around, day and night and during all weather conditions. We also came across a lot of them lying like turtles upside down. Being a truck driver in the Finnmark is not an easy job. Despite all the times we cursed upon you, and all the times you may have cursed upon another damn slow German camper, thanks to all of you.


And it seems that they already had a lot of it recently.

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