Spreading song and story for the eager and grim.
17 years performance experience - Cello
B.A. Music Theory and Composition - CSU East Bay, Hayward Campus, Class of 2014
M.A. Music Theory and Composition - CSU East Bay, Hayward Campus, Class of 2016
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Interview with Gremnîr
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: My second album, which will be released later in 2021. It's a blend of original fantasy ballads and musical rituals intended for the listeners to better connect with themselves and their "dark side."
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I deliver on what I'm hired to do, and exceed satisfaction for both parties.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Collaboration toward a common goal. Community building with reliable people.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: Is this a paying gig? If yes... What feelings are you striving to express in this project? What is the context/story behind it? How much expressive room are you giving to pursue the sound you want?
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: The gear won't be useful unless I have means of producing electricity. If there is none, I'd be content with my cello and voice alone.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been a professional musician since high school, which started in 2006.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Eivør Pálsdottir and Heilung. Eivør has a gorgeous voice and versatile background in jazz, opera, and the alternative singer-songwriter scene. Excellent use of instrumentation in her work as well. Heilung is wild and fierce in their avant-garde delivery of ancient concepts and sounds while using them in new ways, blending shamanism and rituals in a musical setting.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Follow a deadline to the letter.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Dark/alternative folk
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Professionalism. Cello performance and music-theory-based songwriting. Committing to a project. Exploring fullest potential of a song's/piece's vision.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Attention-grabbing contrast in orchestration texture and form, ancient sounds used in new ways.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Cello - Rushad Eggleston, Giovanni Sollima and Yo-Yo Ma Songs and pagan folk sounds - Einar Selvik, Eivør Pálsdottir, FAUN, The HU and Heilung.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Dark cello instrumentals, sometimes with singing too. Throat/undertone singing as well, specifically khoomii.