When I was five years old, my grandmother gave me a small, wooden zither with 12 strings and a nice sound. I remember how I explored the sound, discovered the scale and how the sound changed when I put my ear close to the wood. Six years old, I started learning to play violin, and I was soon playing in the school orchestra. Fourteen years old, I was a big fan of the Beatles and Stones, and I go an acoustic guitar. I started composing melodies and had great fun. Fifteen years old, I bought my first four track tape recorder (Tandberg) and started to record myself, my instruments and strange noises and sounds. Late came MIDI, StudioVisionPro (great sequencer!), ProTools - and here I am with my music project Homeless Balloon.
Since i love both acoustic, electric and electronic instruments - and I was born a melancholic - my music is ambient chill, sometimes very dreamy, other times even funky. I have composed original music for more than sixty television documentaries, radio plays and multimedia projects.
Improvising with Brian Eno would be fantastic! His approach to instruments - finding ways to use them that they were not meant for (quote) - is inspiring. I would probably play my Fender Strat with the eBow, running the sound through the MiniMoog Voyager and MetaSynth.
My biggest challenge - which has happened several times - has been when the deadline for making music to a television documentary is only ten hours away, and I still haven't created anything I can be proud of. The night will be very short, and I have to use the hours very wisely. Being able to free myself from the pressure and just let the inspiration flow, is the biggest challenge.
Since I mostly compose music for television, my biproject Homeless Balloon is mostly for fun. I do my best to promote my music, but it takes too much time and usually hardly give any visible results at all. Still, when I from time to time get response from listeners who let me know that my music is inspiring and making them happy, all those hours were not at all wasted!
|1||Helge Krabye||Acoustic and electric guitar, Synthesizer, Violin, Percussion, Keyboard, Flutes|
The Beatles, Kinks, Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, Jackson Browne, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder, Terry Reid, John Martyn, John McLaughlin, Karlheinz Stockhausen, FSOL, The Orb, Cern
This is the first digital EP in a series of several digital EP's that will be released in 2012 and 2013. They all belong together in a mysterious and interesting way. When the series is complete, a Best Of album will be available.
|The Frog Prince||5:19||Clean|
Acoustic and electronic pieces inspired by ambient, world fusion, chill out and experimental electronica. A highly eclectic album to ease your soul!