A beach is not only a sweep of sand, but shells of sea creatures, the sea glass, the seaweed, the incongruous objects washed up by the ocean.

Henry Grunwald


There’s always a picture. An inspirational visual that convey what I wish to express in a piece. I don’t tell stories. My music is more sound scapes than songs that intends to share a feeling. An emotion that at one moment grabbed my body. It can be a moment of lightness, a deep feeling of connection to nature, a touch of magic, a moment of darkness.

Under the sweep of music, there’s so much wilderness to explore...



To listen to some examples of my music, go here: https://bovindelabbe.com/asphaltmeditations/

Close your eyes.

A ” Dream Drawing”, my intention, my focus for this week: CLOSE YOUR EYES. I posted this drawing Monday morning while looking out the window. Dark green moss. Trees. I live just by the woods.

Now it’s Friday night here, pitch black outside. Looking back - I closed my eyes for moments during the week. I made my 10-minute Pilates sessions early in the mornings. I practiced, composed, had a moving session with an awesome class at the Norwegian Academy of Music and... cried for a whole day (at least that was what I wanted to do but held back when it wasn’t... appropriate. Know the feeling?). It thrilled me when that day was over but, at least, it brought me valuable insights.  

Now I can open my eyes again and move on. Wiser (hopefully) and with my focus set straight.

Thanks for reading. Don’t hesitate to reach out.

Have a lovely weekend 🌼




Close your eyes.  

Stick your head out.


It’s Monday morning and I’m looking out the window. It’s grey outside. A few dark yellow leafs still shivers on their branches. Most of them have fallen to the ground. November. I light some candles, take a zip of my coffee and bring out my drum from its case.

If you’ve been around for a while you’ve seen my Dream Drawings before, a drawing that, for me, capture my intention, wish, or focus for the upcoming week.

It’s been a while now but here’s this weeks Dream Drawing: Stick your head out. Do that thing (you know the one you’ve put off for months, years...) Go, go... You got this. Dare.

 I would love to hear your interpretation on it...

Have a lovely week! 🌼

With love,  Maria.


Stick your head out. 


Calm. Stillhet. Thoughts on Solitude. 

Is the calm in solitude always present? Is it always good? It can, for sure, be unpleasant sometimes and hurt down to the core. Feel like sitting in a cold, pitch-black or ice white, closet.

To me though, solitude is sometimes an escape but most often a big room, a space, of calm. In this room, I dance freely and ideas are born as easy as a blink. To me, solitude is a safe place.

I like being untouchable. It awakes the glimpse in my eye, the glow in my body. 



Måste, är, stillheten i ensamheten alltid befintlig? Är den alltid god? Den kan nog vara obehaglig ibland. Göra ont intill skelettet. Som att sitta i ett kallt, kolsvart eller kritvitt skåp. 

För mig är ensamheten ibland en flykt men oftast ett stort rum, en rymd av lugn. Där dansar jag fritt, och idéer föds så lätt som en blinkning. 

Ensamhet är, för mig, något tryggt. För det allra mesta. 

Jag gillar att vara onåbar. Det väcker glimten i ögat, glöden i kroppen. 

Fred. För det är det vi alla behöver nu. 



First draft of my piece Emptiness... Always a journal close by.

It's time for... SOLITUDE.


Nice seeing you! Today I have an announcement to make! Drum rolls, please! On the 23rd of September, I will perform my first solo concert, SOLITUDE, in Oslo, Norway.


In SOLITUDE, my first solo concert I wish to invite the audience to the "white room" where I am with the drums. The white room is a symbol of solitude and through my drum compositions, I question which colors, emotions arise in that state.

I thrive in solitude. Many social contexts make me uncomfortable. That doesn't mean I'm asocial, I love people. But, when I play I can say all that burn inside. It's simple without words. The stage is the arena where I feel it is ok to be myself and that's everything I've ever wished for. 

That said, creating and performing my first solo is scary! What if I make a fool of myself, get paralyzed by nerves, etc? But I can't let that stop me. This IS the next step in my journey and YOU are, of course, welcome!

Have a lovely weekend and stay posted!

Peace, as always,