"We Don't Imagine Anymore" is drummer and Usbl Jazztalent award winner Veslemøy Narvesen's first step out as both bandleader, composer and lyricist.
In recent years, Narvesen has been active in a number of projects such as Kongle Trio, Mall Girl, KALLE and with musicians such as Moddi, MoE, Ingebrigt Håker Flaten and Mette Rasmussen. For the occasion, she has put together an ensemble consisting of some of her favorite musicians who have all inspired her strongly, and who to a large extent also characterize the current, Norwegian jazz scene.
The phrase "We Don't Imagine Anymore" appeared after a time of creative drought and a state of desperation. Where do our creative abilities hide when they disappear from time to time? Where do we get our thoughts, fantasies and visions from? To what extent is our own creativity and ability to fantasize characterized by the gaze of others and the imprint of others? And what internal and external factors facilitate the way we create? These and many other thoughts stand as a source of inspiration for the theme in the music of the project. The title is a statement, or a question about what happens to our creativity both in meeting others, or in the absence of meeting others.
With the title's insistent pessimism, Narvesen does not want to stifle hope, but rather portray a personal desperation around what happens when contact with music, creativity and ourselves becomes alien.