Homeless Balloon is the music project of Norwegian composer, musician and multimedia artist Helge Krabye. He has composed original music for more than eighty television documentaries, radio plays, fantasy stories and art projects. He is known for combining acoustic instruments with experimental, electronic sounds. He is also a dedicated user of the innovative soft instrument MetaSynth. Homeless Balloon released two CD's in 2007 and four more in 2008. They are available in the iTunes Music Store, at emusic.com and from Homeless Balloon's official site. For a limited time, you may also download some tracks for free here at SoundClick (link at the right) for free :) And of course, you can purchase the music as individual downloads (highest quality 320 mbps) or albums in Homeless Balloon's Soundclick web shop (see the left menu). Feel free to share the songs of Homeless Balloon with your friends :)
Played violin from he was 6 until 14, then guitar and synthesizers. Started composing for radio (fantasy stories, radio plays, jingles, illustration music) in 1987 and for television (documentaries, vignettes, art programs) in 1994. Wanting to compose and create music as free as possible, He reduced the amount of music composing for media and began concentrating on developing his own, unique music and release it on CD in 2007.
Now and then, with artist friends.
In this order: The radio in our living room when I was a kid, The Beatles when I was 10, The Beach Boys, Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Rory Gallagher, Stevie Wonder (Music of my mind), Karlheinz Stockhausen (his tape loops in the 60's), Marvin Gaye, Van Morrison (Astral Weeks, St.Dominics Preview), Bob Dylan (everything!), John McLaughlin (anything), New Order, Jazz, Mozart, Beethoven, Arvo Part
MacPro with LogicPro, Korg Z-1, MetaSynth, Alembic bass guitar, Moog Voyager, Fender Stratocaster, pedals, e-bow, acoustic guitar
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