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Behind the scenes: Our author – Emil Höbinger

In our new section „Behind The Scenes“ we put our composers in the spotlight! We would not only like to introduce the music of our authors, but also give an insight into their vita and references. Today we present Emil Höbinger.



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FIVE QUESTIONS FROM PRODUCTION MUSIC

Production Music is..(is for you)
…Music is a way to express something, when words can’t. People see music as a hobby or as a fun thing to listen to when they are on their way to work or school. I have never been able to relate to that, since my life IS music. Everything I hear, whether I’m on the train, work on watching television, I always hear music. I hear melodies in my head, from just the tune of a train slowing down. I have no idea where I would be if I haven’t had music in my life, no idea of who I would be. But I am certain I would not be the same person as I am today. Music production is a craft it takes a lifetime to master, but making small progress each day gives me the pursuit of happiness I need to survive. Music moves the emotion in you and feeling that movement is the joy of music.

Describe your music in three words and what makes it unique:
My music in three words – Cinematic-electro pop. As a child, I used to lay on my bed just listen to music for hours, try to connect what the musicians actually was doing. I didn’t see it as just „listen to music“, I saw it as an analysis. When I started making music my unconscioness had all these genres, mixing them together and just created what I wanted to create. I have always been a rebellion and what makes my music unique is that I mix genres into my own one. Cinematic, pop and with electro-elements to create that atmosphere. I never feel that feeling – „hey, you can’t put a big 808 bas in mozarts symphony!“ I’ve always liked to try things, experiment with weird sounds that might actually sound make sense together in all the craziness. The vocoder that can be heard in every track, is Ave Frans voice. It wouldn’t be the same if a standard pop-male voice would be on these tracks. The robot-mechanism effect is something that makes the music stand out through the pop genre.

Who or what inspires your music?
Everything inspires me, I can’t place one certain person or object. Sometimes, a newspaper with a horrible topic rips an emotion inside me which I have to get out. Some other time maybe a friend can say something that I think is joyful. It can be whatever, but when I know I know it’s time to compose.

Which is your most favorite album/soundtrack and why?
It’s incredible difficult to name a favorite artist, album or genre but for some years now, I have always come back to the album „Sun“ with Thomas Bergersen. Thomas woke my soul by his outstanding music when I first heard him, like 6-7 years ago. His orchestration, melodies and the world he can build with his music is unbelieveable. He is still my number one composer to this day.

Tell us about your musical plans or desired projects in the future?
What I would like is to write music for film. As well as having a music-platform within the Hiphop/RnB. I’ve always wanted to be a film composer, I think I would thrive there because it’s a very wide industry, depending on the movie. I like to set an atmosphere and bring an emotion to picture. I’ve written for a symphony orchestra three times and I absolutely loved it, I can definitely think of working with that someday. About the Hiphop/RnB, I’d like produce such music (since I already am) but on a more serious level.
The dream would to have Ludwig Göransson’s documentation – Won an Oscar for best filmmusic and won a grammy for the track „redbone“. That’s crazy!

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Behind the scenes: Our author – Emil Höbinger