Volker Bertelmann Quotes.
I think for me, fusion is a word that describes a positive, collaborative combination of different styles. Every kind of new music was created by a fusion of different styles because to move on and find something new you have to allow all the influences within yourself a voice.
I can’t say that electronic gear is restrictive. I think it is a challenge to play with electronic gear, and I regularly [perform] concerts with guys who are processing sound.
I was always interested in finding the elegance of each style and understanding why it influences so many people.
I like to express true emotions under the cover of melancholy: It includes fulfilment and pain, which describes human existence.
The opportunity to use a computer is great when it is used as one component, or when someone is working on his or her own sounds and approaches. I think it actually has the same restrictions as using the piano or any other instrument in [a traditional] way.
When I read a script, I am already in the movie with my music, and I can dive into a world that I haven’t seen before.
I always liked stories that carry on and have a different format from the normal music video.
I get a lot of emails where people are writing me their experiences, how they discovered my music, what they feel… they motivate me to carry on with what I am doing.
I was actually very surprised after using some plastic necklaces on the strings, as the sound was very bright. Sometimes I just put something inside that lies next to me.
I always felt strongly connected to the region where I was born. But after leaving school, the only clear thought I had about my life was to leave this provincial area and go to places where real life was happening.
I like the influence of pictures on music and the other way around.
I am inspired by the films of Pedro AlmodГіvar, as they are funny, sad, and extremely weird.
Even films without music are inspiring, as I think a good story is full of changes, different paces, and ideas.
I had a record deal with Sony in the beginning of the 90s, and I was rapping and singing in my band.
I am surprising myself [at] each show, and the delivered piano often surprises me. Sometimes the piano is so old that I don’t have to prepare it, and sometimes I have a concert grand!
I can’t really say that film music inspired me; it is more the films themselves, in connection with the music.
Memories were in my mind during nearly all the concerts I’ve done, and I realized the deep connection to my childhood, when I went out in the morning and the only thing my mom said was, “Come back before dark.” What trust and what freedom!
I was bored to death and thinking more about the minibar and the after-show party than the performance.
I am a big fan of the Coen Brothers; I like their kind of absurd, dark approach.