”We are living in a time where many people are asking themselves, what is truly important, both in my own life and in the life of the planet. Many of the rules and structures that shape our international community are outdated and harmful, and still many of us feel powerless to change them because we don´t have political or economic power.
I think the first step towards creating a better world is maybe to change the way we look at it. What if we see the planet as a living being, what if we see our own life as an animal, uncaged and curious. What if we stop listening to what everyone is telling us to do, and start listening to our own inner voice – maybe things are not as locked and closed as we fear. Maybe we can take back the magic of our own story, and live as free beings on a free planet. Maybe we can find ways to help each other, and invent a new system that secures everyone´s safety and freedom, including the animals and plants and the planet itself. Life is meant to be an adventure, not a measure of success or status. Make sure you´re living your own story, and creating the world you want to live in. And don´t let anything stop you.”
-The Musical Slave
MUSICIAN AND FILMMAKER
THE MUSICAL SLAVE
No Plan - a musical documentary
In a part of Dublin known as the Liberties, which is also where the Vikings settled 1000 years ago, there is a small community of rebel horse owners. And a few years ago, a travelling street musician accidentally crashed her van into the wall of one of their urban horse yards – and out came a horse and a few boys. One of them brought her for a spin with a horse and two-wheeler, and from that day on she was hooked...
The song and short documentary, "No Plan", was released in 2016. It was screened in film festivals worldwide, and won the award for best short documentary at the IFI´s Documentary Film Festival in 2017.
Noel Gallagher, on Matt Morgan´s podcast, April 27th, 2022:
“Oh that was fucking, yeah that was amazing, wasn´t it? Oh it was a girl, she was like a viking, she´d ended up in Dublin, and she didn’t know anybody, but she befriended this gang of lads, didn’t she? And they rode horses through the streets of Dublin. And she wrote this song, it´s fucking brilliant, have you still got that video, it´s amazing, that is moving, that is very, very moving. She goes through all the characters in this gang of these lads, and she´s found her tribe, hasn´t she? She´s like Scandinavian or something, yeah it´s great. And your listeners should watch it, it´s really fucking great.”
Russell Brand, facebook post on February 15th, 2017:
”Who is this amazing person? What is this amazing song? What is going on?!”
Glen Hansard, facebook post on October 12th, 2020:
”Norwigi embodies the best of cultures crosspollinating and flourishing together. I’m a huge fan of her writing and her videos.”
Eoin Butler, music review in The Irish Times, January 27th, 2017:
”The song´s most unlikely achievement, though, is rendering the vulgar expression ”I´m gonna choke your chicken” in a context so funny and touching it actually moved this jaded, emotionally stunted critic to tears.”