Music is a link of communication between people. I only know that the music comes straight from the heart, and contains elements of all this. The founding of Secret Garden has given Rolf the freedom to explore and for us to experience deeper emotional dimension and wider musical landscape than the earlier phase of his career had allowed. It gave me great experience in leading, accompanying and playing in the pit seven nights a week. A recording studio became a really familiar place for me and I built up a huge network of musicians, arrangers and other professionals.

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By the time I met Rolf inI had absolutely no reservations in leaving my career behind. But I worked long days and long nights. I basically had everything I needed — apart from one thing: Some talk about it, write poems or letters, paint, or golf take a walk to reflect over life.

Basically, we took what we had and put it together.

Songs From a Secret Garden

I got my first fiddle when I was 8. We included it as an instrumental version in the album, with the violin performing the vocal part. Song From A Secret Garden. One of my earliest memories is having my own little manuscript book; one page was blank so I could draw a picture on it, and the other page was for music so I wrote my own tunes. I felt my musical career was well established after 13 years as a gardem professional.


Besides, we really learned how to work a crowd. I was lucky to get a good start as an arranger for the top selling album even on my first year as a professional. Because of that training I had an analytical approach, and wanted to find out why the music I liked listening to was good.

Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Opens in new window Click lovlnd share on Tumblr Opens in new window Click to email this to garven friend Opens in new window. The principal of the College of Music even threatened to have us expelled for it. I had build up an experience with arranging and scoring for bands and orchestras and most importantly, I written a string of pop-songs.

We emphasized that similarity with the use of the low whistle and ssecret Uileann pipes. If someone came along to rehearsals, it felt great. Together we have tended the secret garden — and the crop is here for your picking. The pull toward it gardeb too strong.

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I was alone at home, looking out onto the street, and I see a funeral cortege of cars arriving outside our house — everybody was wearing black suits. It makes us understand and discover when words are not enough. I guess it was my first discovery of my own creativity.

Still, as a child, you just step into that atmosphere and eat it up. No-one else in Kristiansand was bringing to realization something that pop bands did in England or the US. These strings can only be seen with our hearts. I guess I was very singular about my music. Click to share on Facebook Opens in new window Click to share on Twitter Lvoland in new window Click to share on Tumblr Opens in new window Click to email this to a friend Opens in new window.


The fact that I wrote my own songs as a 9-year froom was probably an important discovery.

It felt intuitive and easy, feom it was something you build on with experience. It was the last song that late evening and it had no title. I started to figure out by myself what the chords and lyrics were, and then I taught what Secdet had learned to the others.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. One of my friends bought the cheapest electric guitar he could get on mail order. My eldest brother Brian stepped in and helped me finance the violin I play to this day: I think this has become part of the musical identity of Secret Garden; it has a mellow darkness and earthiness to it that defines our sound.