I have always had music in my head one way or another.
When I was a little kid I hummed a lot during the day, making my own melodies but also when put to bed I did that which was kind of annoying to my parents.
When I was 16/17 I recorded a one-hour tape with my own compositions using a portable keyboard, a Yamaha Portasound, and a cable to my taperecorder....took quite a while and some re-takes to get it done but I did it and was very proud when my father used one of the tunes on the local stadium at a soccer-game...2500 listeners just like that.
In our kind of highschool, Denmark, I got the basic education in using notes and startet thinking more about how to put things together...never got the hang of just playing direct from a notesheet though.
About some of the compositions:
Dance of The Sirens:
We all know from the old stories that the Sirens made the sailors crash their ships on the cliffs with their beautiful song because the sailors could not resist following the direction of the song. When the ship got near to the lovely ladies the party startet but what the sailors did not know was that when the party ended, so would their lives.
A tribute to all the guitarplayers in the world and the last bit is inspired by Ennio Morricone.
Just One Day:
A traditional christian song from the danish churches which has the most lovely melody. I did pace it up a bit but was true to the melody.
Was composed for the Relay For Life event in Second Life in July 2008.
A tribute to my fellow musician Jana Kyomoon/Jan Pulsford who makes the most beautiful electronica.
The Cypress Chronicle:
A tribute to Cypress Rosewood/Tony Gerber who is a great composer of Space Music and with inspiration from Jean Michel Jarre as well.
The Bee and The Flower:
A story of a never-lasting relationship.
Imagine a big field of flowers...along comes this bee and seeks out a flower. Things get a bit hectic and the flower starts hearing weddingbells in her head. But when the bee has got what it wanted it just moves on to the next flower.
Greetings from Torben Asp