In offering my services as a singer, songwriter and musician, I am here to help bring your artistic vision to fruition and add a personal touch to your project. Owing to my penchant for minimalism and melancholy, I excel in music that focuses on emotion and atmosphere without neglecting other approaches.

Authenticity and unwavering dedication are the cornerstones of my work. I can draw on 20+ years of experience in composing and arranging music, writing lyrics, and honing my skills as a vocalist and musician. I’ve been involved in genres as diverse as Folk/Singer-Songwriter, Doom Metal, Trance and Rap, and my interest as a listener includes a wide array of other styles.

As your session vocalist, I can
- write vocal lines that bring out the potential of your track,
- offer my distinctive, clean voice best suited for emotional music,
- perform harsh vocals ranging from growls to Black Metal shrieks,
- rap,
and will gladly write my own lyrics for all of the above.

As your (co-)songwriter, composer or arrangement consultant, I can
- write, correct or translate lyrics in English, German and Norwegian (Bokmål),
- help you with questions of song structure, the choice and composition of individual instruments etc.,
- compose minimalist piano music for films, television or games,
and more.

As your session musician, I’ll gladly write and record piano parts (with my high-quality digital piano), e-bow or melodica. Other instruments may be possible, depending on what you have in mind.

Your project just might broaden my horizon even further – tell me about it!

Send me a note through the contact button above.

My credits include

Gear highlights

  • Kawai ES7 digital piano
  • Roland JD-Xi crossover synthesizer
  • LÂG Tramontane T100ACE acoustic guitar
  • Ibanez GRG270B electric guitar
  • E-bow
  • Hohner Power Melodica
  • Steinberg UR44 audio interface
  • Audio Technica AT2020 condenser microphone

Genres I specialize in

Terms of Service

The exact price depends on the specifics of your project.
One revision included. For additional revisions, I charge between $25 and $100, depending on the extent of the changes.

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Interview with Dominik Sonders

What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I will approach your project with the same idealism and perfectionism I put into my own songs. The best possible end result is in my own interest as much as yours, so I will render my services to the very best of my abilities. Expect authentic emotionality from my vocals and a keen musical sense from my songwriting.
What do you like most about your job?
To do what comes naturally, and to explore what makes us human with the most intuitive and intimate form of expression there is: music.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
Sophie Hunger. She's one of a kind, a rebel of sorts, an individualist to the bone, defying categorisation. Whenever I listen to her music, it doesn't just move me deeply - it encourages me to think out of the box and to keep doing what I do despite the immense obstacles that sometimes come with it. More than once I started writing new songs after listening to one of her albums. It'd be exciting to see what we could come up with in a creative exchange.
What's your strongest skill?
A strong intuition for, and analytical perception of, music and language.
What do you bring to a song?
Genuine emotion, dedication and a keen sense of what works musically (and what doesn't).
What are you working on at the moment?
I've finished recording my Sidetrack Walker solo album alongside an EP and am working closely with my mixing engineer to give it the finishing touches it deserves. It's in a melancholic singer-songwriter vein with influences from various other genres. Apart from that, I'm planning a Funeral Doom project and some electronic material.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
People sometimes ask me what comes first: music or lyrics. The misconception in this question is the assumption that either of the two necessarily comes first, which is rarely the case when I write songs. Rather, the two inform and influence each other in a dynamic process, and I usually write them pretty much simultaneously.
Analog or digital and why?
Anything goes! Whatever works best for what you're trying to achieve will be the right choice. Myself, though, I mostly use digital equipment for convenience' sake, and because I'm not that much of an aficionado of the technical side of things.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
What do you write your lyrics about? - The answer is simple: everything I write essentially stems from authentic experiences. In my opinion, there really isn't much else one can write about.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
First and foremost, it's important to learn what exactly they have in mind. The more I know about their artistic vision, the better I can accomodate them.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Listen to the sample tracks and be super-honest with yourself as to whether you enjoy what they're doing. Only contact them if you feel that you really want their unique touch in your project.
If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
What would be the use of any gear on a desert island?
How would you describe your style?
Authentic, intimate, emotional and usually somewhat minimalist.
Can you share one music production tip?
Put time and effort into the perfect take rather than trying to fix it in the mix.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Most notably: Singer-Songwriter, Doom, Progressive and Black Metal, electronic music