is the internationally acclaimed moniker of Danish singer, keyboardista and composer Katrine Ottosen. With her vintage keyboards and a voice that sets her apart from the masses she creates music where live samples meets haunting bass lines, team up with a broken omnichord and end up dancing together in the night.
I was born in Copenhagen. Didn’t live here always, I grew up in the countryside in Denmark. Besides being my home and having a lot of my friends here, it’s pretty too, being surrounded by water. I like the water. Copenhagen is definitely not overwhelming and roaring. Sometimes I’m in the mood for a city that screams a little at me and challenges me more – but at the end of the day it’s such a good place to live – and come back to, after travels and work.
I don’t know exactly which bands are from Copenhagen or not. But my feeling is that a bunch of interesting things are going on. Most of the time I’m in my own sort of music cocoon. Then I don’t need to hear a lot of music. Just need other sounds than music – real life sounds like rain, and traffic and voices – and silence.
The Royal Library/Black Diamond maybe... But I like the Royal Library’s garden more. I also like Copenhagen Airport very much – and the music venue Vega. And the look of the Marble Church when you bike by it.
I’m no big club-goer. Daniel Fridell (whom I recorded my album with) calls me Grandma. Ha! I like bars better than clubs though. But when it comes to partying, I’m bigger on drinking vodka at my friend’s.
I like sunday evenings.
It’s a cliché but: Smørrebrød (open faced sandwich) at the very traditional place Sorgenfri. Or invite yourself to someone’s fridge and make them make you smørrebrød.
I shared it with a friend, and it was close to the waterfront. We subletted it from a girl, who was very big on the colour pink and rose motifs.
The coffee cup this morning. I love my coffee!
«Reconstruction» and «Allegro». Both by Christoffer Boe. I adore his movies and their vibe. Copenhagen is filmed in a very haunting way in both movies. There is also something cool about how Copenhagen looks in old Danish movies from last mid-century. It was before all the big, old trees in Copenhagen died of elm’s disease. Old big trees make all cities more beautiful. I wish they were still here.
Not one single person, but my friends and family here.
It’s a rare occasion that I go to restaurants here. There’s a whole bunch of places that I would like to try though. Especially I would love to try to dine at «Noma», which was recently awarded as one of the best in the world. Visits in restaurants are mostly for when I’m on the road touring or when travelling for leisure. But I do make it down to the local cafe on my street corner very often.
Don’t know really. Depends on the day.
Rain on the roof. Alltime favourite sound! Here in Copenhagen it tends to rain a lot. I like to open the window when it does, to hear it and smell it. But then the roof spiders visit me and sometimes it’s too much with their crawling.
I’m worried about this one! I have no television and I never read the sports section in the newspaper, so I’m not very updated on that whole thing.
I guess it depends on the day too. And what you’re up to. The little crooked streets in Christianshavn around the old canals are always cute and good for real estate dreaming.
Østerbrogade & Dosseringen. Here you can overlook the lakes that run through Copenhagen and the swans dive for food and put their head under water and flip up their funny feathery butts. The black/white ducks with the little half-mohawk are pretty entertaining too.