Rebekka Bakken: Dusseldorf, Germany, March 17, 2011
"I think the fewer people onstage, the more responsibility," observed Bakken on her group dynamic. "You have to feel and be the music more. It makes me really aware of my role, and to take responsibility for my expression and communication with everyone. In a way, writing and playing are exactly the same thing. Onstage, everybody is affecting the moment. The song is not mine anymore, either; the people share the creation. Everything affecting the moment is part of the musical happening."
A lot was happening onstage at Zakk.
It's probably too bad there are precious few high-quality videos of smaller scale performances like Bakken's. Then again, the rarity of un-captured, one-night-only affairs like this, with a talent like Bakken, is what makes such club concerts an enduring, vital force in the first place.