Rolf Skytte Jensen
Rolf Skytte Jensen
Rolf grew up in the countryside of Denmark, and has been playing music since childhood. From 2012-2014, he lived in Copenhagen, delivering magazines and flyers from a small three-wheeled car. He attended Vera school of art in 2012 and then practised sculpture drawing. Also in 2013 he renovated a wooden boat, and lived in a self-built house. From 2015-2017, Rolf ran a hammock hotel at music festivals. He has been living in Århus since 2015 and recently started a leather footwear company, ”for good earth connection”.
A Melody of Gratitude
A piece by Rolf Skytte for Bert Jansch
“It always seemed to me that Bert played his guitar like a rally car driver, steering down a dirt road at full speed – not predictable, but always under control! His voice might crack, and tempos might change twice in a bar – even then, all was expression – and always a human vibration. I am very thankful that I have learned of this aspect of music, through listening to Bert. In my tribute, I try, as I always do, to channel his essence in my own way. Originally, I wanted to sing as well, but I just couldn’t do both. The creation of A Melody of Gratitude has sparked my ambition to write more songs, and I am looking forward to bringing what I saw in Bert with me.”
“Bert Jansch’s sound is deeply nestled in my innermost memory. It was my father who played his songs, and the whole family listened at home or in the car. My brother lives at the other end of Denmark, and he stills listens to Jansch as well. Back in those days on the bus to school, with headphones, listening, I heard not only the music, but also something more – Jansch’s character, his poetic view on existence, his humility in doing what he did. Through the beauty of his music, his voice, calm or energized – whatever the song – he communicated to me a clear look on life.”