Sam Kris

Guitar Improvisionist / Cinematic Interactor / Word Composer


Writings


Written thoughts in English or in Finnish about films, music, life, emotions, interaction, expression etc. Natively I write in Finnish. That’s why my writings in English are full of grammar mistakes. Sorry.


Kirjeitä ohjaajille

Sarja kirjeitä elokuvaohjaajille. En lähetä kirjeitä kenellekään, vaan ne jäävät tänne.

(This is a series of letters, that I write to film directors. However, I don’t send these letters to anyone. They are published here. The letters are only in Finnish at the moment.)
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August 28, 2022:
Apichatpong Weerasethakul – Memoria

August 31, 2022:
Ingmar Bergman – Persona (Kirje 1)

September 7, 2022:
Ingmar Bergman – Persona (Kirje 2)

March 9, 2023:
Robert Bresson – Paholainen luultavasti


Elokuvan valo

Ajatuksia elokuvista ja elokuvakerronnasta.

(Thoughts about films and cinematic narration. Only in Finnish.)
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October 11, 2023:
Pako rajauksesta (Ingmar Bergman: Talven valoa)

November 3, 2023:
Paljastava valo, kätkevä varjo


Declarations

This is a collection of my declarations concerning important things in art, in life. The declarations could be personal, interpersonal or universal. Also, the declarations could be all of that at the same time.
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March 12, 2024:
Declaration of Creation

November 26, 2022:
Declaration of Confusion

September 14, 2022:
Declaration of Imperfection

September 5, 2022:
Declaration of a Need


Short Observations and Compositions with Words

Short observations and viewpoints. Occasionally, these writings could become “compositions with words”.

Lyhyitä havaintoja ja näkökulmia. Ajoittain nämä kirjoitukset saattavat saada “sanasävellyksen” muodon.
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November 6, 2023:
Puheen jatkaminen (Finnish)

February 8, 2023: 
Aikamoiset taiteet (Finnish)

January 23, 2023: 
A Moral Philosophy of Freedom (English)

January 3, 2023: 
Ydin tarvitsee valoa (Finnish) (“The Core Needs Light”)

January 3, 2023: 
We Need More Art-Fighters (English)

January 2, 2023: 
Inspired by Hesse (English)

January 2, 2023: 
Inspired by Dostoyevsky (English)

December 31, 2022: 
Delusion of Powerlessness  (English) (“Voimattomuusharha”)

December 25, 2022: 
Tottumiskysymys (Finnish)

December 24, 2022: 
Aging Enjoyment / Onnellinen ikääntyminen (English & Finnish)

December 24, 2022: 
Amateur or Professional? (English)

October 15, 2022: 
Notes on Collective Anxiety (English)

September 11, 2022: 
Alman dialogit (Finnish) (“Alma’s Dialogue Scenes”)

September 10, 2022:
Avoid Bad Psychiatrist (English)

September 4, 2022: 
About Uniqueness (English)

August 27, 2022: 
About Happiness (English)

August 26, 2022: 
About the Cat (English)

August 25, 2022: 
Inspired by Jung (English)

June 29, 2022: 
An Exercise for Emotion (English)

June 2, 2022: 
Bad Framing (English)

May 29, 2022: 
Are Artists Daydreamers? (English)

May 22, 2022: 
Notes on Producing and Making Films (English)

May 22, 2022: 
Notes on Categorization (English)

May 22, 2022: 
Naming an Image (English)


The Essence of Modes

Thoughts about scales. Occasionally going beyond them by deviating from the norm.
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November 5, 2023:
Natural Minor – The Standard Melancholy

May 26, 2022:
My Long and Passionate Love Affair with Phrygian Mode

June 9, 2022:
Dorian Scale – Opening the Minor

September 2, 2022:
Mixolydian – The Best Major

September 3, 2022:
Lydian Heights

September 4, 2022:
Going up from Lydian


Sävelarvoteoria

November 4, 2023:
Sävelarvoteoria (Theory for Dignity of Notes)