Around 2004-6, I was weaving in and out of recording studios at Musikhögskolan i Piteå. It was all new to me then, fresh out of the Conservatorium - I quickly embraced the medium. I did some projects: improvisation duos, other people's works, and on ice instruments in an igloo. And a project I remember fondly - the sound engineer and I were both exploring techniques but most studios were booked months ahead, leaving only the graveyard shifts. We were crazy.
I remember the Snickers and coffee machines in the foyer. The quiet corridors after the hustle of civil people. Walking to school in the freezing darkness after dinner. The do-whatever-we-can playfulness when we got to school. The work - take after take. And plowing through knee-deep snow on shortcuts back to the student compound after several hours, relieved, joyous, exhausted, as the day broke and sleepy people arrived.
Fast forward ten years and finally, I get to work in that environment again. Here's to keep on working.