Changing The World With Creativity And Music: A Talk With Thorsten Huber
Hey Drooblers! It’s time for another Karma interview with a very active member of the global Drooble community! Thorsten Huber is a musician and songwriter from Germany. He prides himself in working with lightning speed and he describes his creative process accordingly: “think, play, listen and fire.” He enjoys playing in front of a live audience whenever he can and his loving family supports him in his musical endeavors. We’ll let you enjoy his thoughts but make sure you pay special attention to his nice, deep, emotional voice 😉
What is music to you? What does it give you?
Music is one famous way to get people moving, dancing, talking or singing. For myself it’s a pleasure to create songs when a hard working day is gone. Most of my songs just take an evening being completed from idea to mastering.
What is your music dream?
I just want to play my music live in front of people. But as well, when creating music with multiple instruments, that’s impossible without renting a band or being a bandmate in a local group of musicians.
There’s no need to make money with my music. I want people be touched for the moment, same as creating a song is just a short time moment of my creativity, feeling and thoughts.
If you could change the world – what would you start with?
When I started making music many years ago, most of my lyrics where about freedom, love and being human, through my personal perspective.
The content didn’t change a lot, but as a mid-aged musician the perspective changed for a larger view. I suppose that I can’t change the world, but music can. So changing the world with creativity and music would be my starting point.
Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?
A long time I had Breakfast at Tiffany’s in mind when thinking about my childhood. But with listening to music everywhere via Apple Music, I got a recommendation to Terry Jacks, Seasons in the Sun, and now I can remember well, that Breakfast at Tiffany’s was just a song I can associate with the girlfriend I had at the time.
Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?
Terry Jacks, Depeche Mode, New Model Army, Rammstein, Donovan, Disturbed
What inspires you to make music?
Well, making music is a very short timeframe. When a song is finished that evening, I normaly never touch that song again to adjust levels or anything else. Sometimes I try some remakes with playing alternative instruments. But for me it’s not the same song.
In conclusion my inspirations comes from everything around me, in short of time.
What is the message you want to send with your music?
Music is available everywhere and anytime. Exactly that’s the message. From my view it’s okay if my music is listened once and being forgotten for a while or ever. We’re living in a world we need to accept the ending of everything, especial when we’re not fighting for it.
Freedom, war or anything other related to life of each human is based on that. Understanding this conclusion is most important for me to decide I can accept or need to fight in any way. One of these fights is making music.
How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?
I’m always excited when in front of an audience. With any kind of feedback – and audience is one of this – I know I’m not the only one who shares my message.
How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?
Being a musician could be a business or could be something private. I don’t care about playing the same three chords (sometimes two) through thousands of songs, I don’t care about using drum loops in bad quality and I even don’t care if my music is listened to or not.
Playing music is entertainment for many people. Today musicians should think more about being an opposite pole to the industry.
What do you think of Drooble?
I think it’s one way to reach digital audiences, it fits well with my message.
What frustrates you most as a musician?
For my day job I travel a lot, so when I forget to bring my guitar with me, that’s very sad.
Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?
I spend some bucks at the local music sessions for children and parents who don’t have enough time, money or interest to make music happen to their children.
What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get his music heard by a larger audience?
Patience and Spirit.
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