It’s funny how people find different ways to listening to music. Me – I get obsessed. I listen to the same song over and over again, and then I move on to listen to the whole album where I usually develop new favorites that I listen to over and over again.

It’s been the same way always for me. When I first heard Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush to this week when I’ve been listening to High Violet by The National. So far I’ve been obsessed by Conversation 16 to Blood Buzz Ohio to Lemonworld … I’ve never been a fan of The National, but with their new album they really opened a door to their world. It’s just the perfect soundtrack for my life right now.

Première for the Xmas calendar!

Today it’s December 1st and the first window of my Christmas Calendar.

An Christmas Calendar or Advent calendar is a special calendar which is used to count or celebrate the days of Advent in anticipation of Christmas. Today, most advent calendars are made for children. In Europe you can find the cardboard ones in stores and usually see a them as a television show for children, starting on the first of December, and ending on Christmas Eve.

Sofia Talvik’s Advent Calendar however, is not made for children but for music lovers. Through December you’ll be able to watch 24 episodes where I celebrate Christmas in different ways up till Christmas eve.

I also have the tradition of giving away a free Christmas single each year and this year I’m releasing the single “Snowy White River” in collaboration with Music Teachers Without Borders and Gehrmans Publishing. Gehrmans Publishing is issuing a sheet music for “Snowy White River” and all proceeds will go to Music Teachers Without Borders, who works through and with music to give a meaningful life for children living in an otherwise tough environment.

So not only will you be able to learn how to play a Sofia Talvik song, but you’ll also do something good for children who need it. Gehrman’s publishing will also have a Christmas Calendar, to check it out on www.gehrmans.se where you also can download the sheet music for “Snowy White River”.

You can download the single here: www.sofiatalvik.com/snowy and check out me and my cello player perform it live in my livingroom.

Stay tuned for the next episode!

You can also follow this calendar in Swedish on blogg.aftonbladet.se/sofiatalvik