Jannek – Sunbow [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

A Ambient
B Spherical
C Grand

Your music has an experimental tone. Should music as a form of art always challenge the listener?

I don’t think it should always challenge the listener and neither to I aspire that with my own music. The experimental aspect you hear is a dive toward ambient music and non-standard structures and sounds. The goal is to make it experimental and not challenge the listener but make it seems as though it’s seamless and smooth.
You can hear that concept in the opening track “Monty”. It’s in the time signature of 13/8, which is an odd time signature grouped in inequal segments (3+3+3+4) but it still sounds smooth and flows nicely!

Which song of the album reflects you the most?

They all reflect me at different times of my state of being but currently I’d say I mostly resonate with “Madison Glare”. I just got back from a vacation and the improvisational aspect of that song and the way it flows through its own obstacles very much reflects my state of mind at the moment!

Favorite album of the past decade?

I think I may have to give Bon Iver’s “22, a million” the podium here. That record is just an absolute milestone of music in the 21st century.

What would be your dream performance venue?

Red Rocks in Colorado. It’s a purely magical venue. I’ve seen a couple of artists there and the whole atmosphere just makes it a communal experience, as long as it doesn’t rain!

Which book should we read while listening to your music?

I’ve never been asked this question but I truly love it. I would definitely recommend a fiction book like the never ending story but I’ve read books like Ram Dass’ “Be here now” to it and it worked wonderfully well.

You’d give up making music for…

Oof… tough one. Maybe I’d give it up for an alternate life entirely. Like if I’d be a surf instructor on Hawaii and grow my own food while The Who are playing in the background.
Clearly it’d have to be something radical. I wouldn’t give it up for money or anything physical, that’s for sure. Making music is part of my identity so I’d have to reinvent my path to happiness if that ever were to happen!

Thank you!

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