Glen Gabriel Jansson (aka “G” and “Glen Gabriel”) likes to see himself as a normal person who happened to like music since early age and took it upon himself to start learning how to compose it himself. At the age of 7 he was given his first little electronic synthesizer. He started immediately playing the tunes he would hear. He tried piano lessons but it didn’t do him any good because he didn’t feel he learned anything useful. He decided at that time that he would not doing anything else than just performing the music he had in his head. Glen’s favorite thing at first was to listen to music from movies and then copy them to his piano playing. He would sit and train himself to hear all the instruments in the song and play them individually.
While Glen has a vast array of interests and hobbies such as sports, acting, drawing, painting, dancing, writing and filmmaking, his strongest point was always his music.
Glen Gabriel’s first musical performance was a Christmas show in school 1996 where his music was played to the whole school. Since then there wasn’t much done except for having performed dancing on stage with audiences ranging between 500 to 900 people. In short, he has never had any stage fright.
Due to devoting most of his time to work and traveling between 1997 and 2005 he didn’t have much time for composing music. His main attention was to learn and listen to other music styles that suited him. Glen’s taste in music varies between movie music to electronica, 70s funk and disco, hard rock, drum n bass, big beat, breakbeat and many other styles. Glen’s biggest and most burning desire in music has been from films.
During 1997-2005 the industry of music being composed in synchronization with computers had grown to a large degree and Glen realized that if he was going to start making music again it would have to happen together with a computer. It wasn’t this old manual playing on some synthesizer.
Then in December 2005 Glen was introduced to the terrific technology of digital or should we say “computerized-music-making” where you have a plastic keyboard hooked up to a computer and can compose all kinds of music.
It took Glen 2-3 weeks to really get a hold of this “new” technology and he started to make a few songs after some time. During the time of his composing Glen developed his skills and way of playing as well. When Glen came to the end of his first album he had a big array of different types of music. There was soundtrack-like music, electro, techno, classical and a little world music to it. With this mixture of music styles Glen was thinking what order could he should put these songs so it still make sense and could be sold? The final conclusion was to publish his first album in CHRONOLOGICAL order!
Glen’s whole new album is put in chronological order with 15 individual songs because he thought it probably made it kind of interesting for anyone to listen to his songs in the sequence that he made them. In this way, anyone could follow Glen’s development in his music and also hear what he felt like trying out at the time.
It isn’t really known as to what kind of music genre Glen is composing. Some say that it is classical, film music, electro etc. In asking Glen what genre he would consider the music to be he would say the “G-genre”.