I'm a graduated male vocalist, a multi-instrumentalist and voice actor. I speak more than six languages (four of them native/bilingual) and have a vocal range of nearly five octaves (bass to mezzo-soprano). I play keys, handpans and a range of other percussion (including beatboxing). I am a writer, composer, arranger and performer.
I am a musician who closely links sound with moving images or visual art. As a graduated vocalist, a pianist and composer and a versatile percussionist I can offer a large range of sounds shaped just for your need.
Despite my vocal performance studies at BIMM London (BA Hons) I am a pianist with more than ten years experience, and a rhythm enthusiast who loves to play anything percussive. I have played the handpans for nearly ten years and am particularly enjoying the symbiosis of harmony and rhythm that can be achieved when playing that instrument with bare hands.
I have composed for various short films, voice acted in numerous commercials/documentaries and arranged my music for smaller ensembles.
As a voice actor I can offer services in more than six languages (four of them native/bilingual), dozens of characters and with a vocal range of nearly five octaves (bass to mezzo-soprano). As an a cappella artist I know how to arrange my own voice in order to create catchy jingles that are made to last. With my skills as a beatboxer I am able to give a composition the last bit of bite and juice.
I have been deeply involved in creation processes of music videos and choreographies and thus, I know what it’s like to be on both side of the spectrum. I know how think visually and how to complement graphic content with the matching sound.
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Interview with Andrin Haag
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Take care of your ears! Frequently check the db rate you're exposed to and allow your hearing enough breaks. There are many stats to be found around how to handle volume in a healthy way. Make sure you treat that gift with responsibility and longevity.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Vocal performances on given backing tracks (in various genres). Rewriting/rephrasing melodies and lyrics. Studio session musician gigs as a pianist (Rhodes, Wurlitzer, E-Piano, Synths.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I am the lead singer of Quintessenz (UK/CH) and we have released three albums to the present date. We have played over 70 concerts in five different countries all over Europe. We get regular radio plays and have released a number of beautifully shot music videos (youtube). As a manager, director and content creator for the band I have had the chance to gather experience in a wide spectrum of fields, that now result in useful skills as a solo artist.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am currently booked for a number of studio sessions as a session pianist and BV singer. Besides I am the Creative Music Producer in a physical theatre production taking place in early 2021 in London and other European capitals. I am also writing and arranging for the London-based prog-indie band Quintessenz.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: A reliable and binding delivery of an agreed job. Transparent communication.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like flexibility, space for creativity and I love my inspiring work place. I like that music allows me to be honest and lets me express intimacy through sound.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: MacBook Pro, charger, hard drive, headphones, Schertler Basik contact microphone.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been a music performer since the earliest day of my life. I have taught myself how to use a range of instruments and have learnt how to express my feelings through them. Since I am a young teenager I have started writing, composing and arranging music which I am continually releasing and performing on countless stages all over Europe.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Music filled with organic and lush sentiments, topped up by the necessary amount of groove and a big portion of soul.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Pablo Nouvelle, a Swiss artist and producer because I love his work for the sound aesthetics and rhythmic complexity he incorporates.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop music, world music, rhythmically challenging pieces.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Groove, emotions and meaning.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I start my work by researching references and looking into artists that have done similar projects. Then I'll create a mind map with all ideas and I will gather them in a mood board. On the musical side of things I usually write and arrange pieces on the piano because it gives me a nice and clear overview of registers, voicings and scales. I then work on a demo track which will serve as a first rough skeleton to deliver structure, feelings and ideas to the listener. After the necessary grinding I will start recording the piece step by step.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have access to a range of high standard vocal mics (large diaphragm tube condenser) and I use a Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 interface to run the signals into my MacBook Pro. I use Logic Pro X as a DAW and run all electronic instruments (e.g. Nord Stage Piano 76) directly line in. I own a large collection of percussive instruments, such as shakers, bells, cajons, hand drums and handpans.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: RY X, Manu Delago, Pablo Nouvelle, The Beatles, Apparat, Faber, Tigran Hamasyan, Bobby McFerrin, Nils Frahm, Thom Yorke, Dhafer Yussef, Yshai Afterman, Benjamin Clementine, Kabeção Rodrigues, Jordan Rakei, Yussef Dayes.