Posts Tagged ‘song’

Vespertine

02:06 PM

Vespertine-(small) The third track that I have released from my third demo CD “What Tomorrow Brings” is called “Vespertine”. I also created a video for this song. It is a song using only piano, violin and a choir in the background. I hope you like it.

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The War Is Over

01:39 PM

The-War-Is-Over-(small) The second song I have released from my third demo CD “What Tomorrow Brings” is called “The War Is Over”. This song is about a woman who finds herself alone at the end of a war. Though the war has ended, which is normally cause for rejoice, she finds it difficult to be happy. She sees a lot of men returning from the frontline and being reunited with their families. But no one will come home to her as she lost both her husband and only son in the war. This was the image in my mind while working on this song.

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An Evening In The Snow

08:16 PM

An Evening In The SnowIt has been a while since I last released a completely new song. I did try to write, but I couldn’t find enough inspiration. As I didn’t want to force it, I even stopped trying for a while. But then I suddenly found myself playing a new melody on the piano again, which resulted in this song called “An Evening In The Snow”. Since then, I’ve managed to write a couple of more songs for a new demo CD that I hope to finish somewhere this year.

Though we haven’t had any snow where I live this year, I am aware that many other countries are having problems with too much snow. Snow may cause a lot of problems in daily life, but there is also a beautiful side to snow. Especially in the evening, it can transform the world into a magical place. The combination of snow with light and shadows from the moon or street lamps can be incredible. While working out this song, I thought of walking in the snow in the evening.

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Bruach Na Cairraige Baine

07:58 PM

Bruach Na Cairraige Baine Another song from my second demo CD “Fighting Shadows”. This is the only song on that album that I did not write myself (with the exception of the bridge). It is a traditional Irish song about unrequited love and it is one of my favourite Irish songs. My first conscious recollection of this song is a duet by Mary Black and Séamus Begley. I discovered later that I already knew an instrumental version of this song by Clannad.

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In Search Of Meaning

12:38 PM

In Search Of Meaning
A song from my 2nd demo CD “Fighting Shadows”. Everyone comes to a point in life were one wonders what the meaning is of one’s life. But maybe it isn’t about the meaning itself, but about the search for it. That’s the idea I had when writing this song.

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When The Sun Goes Down

09:26 AM

When The Sun Goes Down I wrote this song about two months ago, before the song Empty Days. After working it out and mixing it, I wasn’t pleased with it, but I couldn’t put my finger on what it was that didn’t make it work. So I set it aside. Last week, I went back to this song as a friend of mine asked me if I didn’t have more happy songs. I redid the whole song, chose other instruments and mixed it again. I then waited a couple of days to make sure I was happy with this version and I am pleased to say that I am.

The song is heavily influenced by my love for Irish music, though there is also a hint of Eastern influences. I hope you like it.

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Time To Say Goodbye

12:40 PM

Time To Say Goodbye When starting on this song, I only had a small part of the melody. I initially intended to work it out into a piano song. However, while writing and arranging, I thought the piano did not give to correct feel to this song. So I experimented with some other instruments, coming up with a combo of the english horn, violin, cello and flute.

This time, I didn’t have a title for the song until the very end. I actually tried several titles, but “Time To Say Goodbye” was the title that fitted the song the most.

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Empty Days

06:27 PM

Empty Days As some of you may know, I have Crohn’s Disease and it is still not under control. I have been trying various types of medicines and either they do not work for me or they had annoying side-effects. Especially on days when I am feeling really ill from it, I feel depressed. Often such days feel like lost and empty days to me as I can do very little due to being ill, cold and being extremely tired. While writing this song, I though of those days and hence called this song Empty Days. I hope you like it.

29 April 2013: I have uploaded a new version of this song. The song remains the same, I only use a different violin (I believe more natural sounding), a slightly different piano and a slightly different mix.

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The Other Side

10:02 AM

The Other Side I wrote this song a while ago after seeing a debate on TV. I don’t even remember what the topic of the debate was, but I noticed that a lot of participants were extremely firm in their beliefs and that they were incapable of looking at the topic from another perspective. I believe that it is wise to look at a discussion topic from the other side as well. This can give you new insights or confirm your current beliefs and then give you better arguments to defend your opinion.
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Those Who’ve Gone Before

07:37 PM

Those Who've Gone Before A couple of weeks ago, I attended the funeral of by neighbor’s mother, which brought back all the memories of my own mother’s funeral, who passed away two years ago at the too young age of 56 and also of the funeral of my aunt last year (who was in her 90’s). No matter how sad this made me, I also realized that each and everyone who passed away left behind family that loved them and who were loved by them. And that without those who passed away, we wouldn’t be here and we wouldn’t have relatives that we love and care for. And this goes for each and everyone of us.

With that thought and in that mood, I wrote this song called “Those Who’ve Gone Before”: a tribute to all who have passed away and without whom we wouldn’t be here.

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