Amagerbrogade, 2011

“Home, always gonna feel at home, no matter where I may roam”, Teitur sings in his room in Copenhagen. Initially we had planned to meet up with the Faroese songwriter at his place in Amagerbrogade and then head to another location close-by to do the recordings. But once arrived in the cosy apartment that he shares with a young family (you can hear the baby cry in the background occasionally) we decided to stay and take the chance to film an exceptional musician performing in his most personal environment. Copenhagen is currently Teitur’s second homebase after the house he owns on the Faroe Islands and we meet him a day before his traditional Christmas show at the Loppen venue. “I have to practice this”, he laughs while playing a tune on the piano before he heads into “Home”, a new, unreleased and touchingly beautiful song about what it needs to feel at home. The second song, “We Still Drink The Same Water” from Teitur’s 2008-album “The Singer” starts off with powerful piano chords and unfolds a warm melody in the verse. Happy about Teitur’s invitation in his part-time home we walk out on the busy street again with the songs still in our ears.

Michael Luger
Sound Recording
Bence Kováts
Post production
Michael Luger
Tom Spray


Amagerbrogade is not only the Copenhagen-home of Faroese songwriter Teitur, but also the main artery cutting through the island of Amager. Starting at the border to the Christianshavn district up north Amagerbrogade at first sight appears to be a rather nondescript, wide street with an awful lot of traffic. If you head further south, though, it gets more narrow and more and more kebap houses and ethnic shops of all kinds pop up. Street life is still not as active as in the city center and car traffic makes it not the most pleasureable place to go for a walk, but if you’re looking for non-touristy Copenhagen Amagerbrogade is where you can get good impressions of busy everyday life. The island of Amager wasn’t incorporated into Copenhagen until 1902 and received the unflattering nickname “Shit Island” in the 1970s due to its use as a place to dump litter. Today it is a nice, mostly residential area with a popular beach (Amager Strand), a University Campus and the new Ørestad development featuring some highlights of modern architecture.