Biography

Haiku biography

Henrik Hytteballe played in various rock bands during the 80ties, making albums and playing lots of concerts, and composed music for Theatre, short movies and Television.

In 2003 Henrik began studying at D.A.R.K. The Alternative Rhythmic Conservatory in Copenhagen, with piano as his main instrument.  He released the first album haiku in 2006. The music is ambient music and rock melting together. It is about finding inner resources after a big change in life. haiku was made in gratitude for surviving a severe traffic accident in 2001. On the entire album Henrik is joined by guitarist Olav Madsen on electric guitar.

2nd album mondo from 2008, is a rock concept album. The album is about how we treat each other and our common earth. A Danish Newspaper described mondo: “Definitely a fabulously sounding album, which you can only go into raptures about.“ Sokomo wrote lyrics and did sing on most of the tracks. 

In 2009 haiku released the third album flow  with more than one hour of deep ambient and meditative music. flow reached a large audience into yoga and meditation. The American label Real Music re-relased flow in 2014 in the name of The Haiku Project.

In 2014 haiku came the 4thalbum Vagabond. It is electronic music with male vocal and  lyrics in Danish. Vagabond describes the restlessness of our modern society, which transforms each one of us into vagabonds in our own lives. Vagabond is a collaboration between Sokomo, who wrote all lyrics in Danish and sings on all tracks.

in 2016 The Haiku Project released Glimpses, with piano, ambient soundscapes and orchestrations. The title Glimpses is because it is only in glimpses that we understand the greatness og life and creation.

In 2017 came Nebula, which is a collaboration between singer Sara Grabow and The Haiku Project. The music is inspired by the various elements in nature. Like flow and Glimpses, Nebula got fantastic reviews in USA, UK, Germany and in Argentina. 

In 2019 Life was released. It is 70 minutes of deep ambient music, piano and meditation. Henrik gets help from guitar players Olav Madsen and Kim Jeppesen, singer Sara Grabow and duduk-player Canberk UlasLife is an impressionistic look at the time between one´s birth and one´s passing. The rich emotive music reflects the many moods and shades of the seasons and times of ones life.

Summer 2020 is the release of Henrik´s 8th album Gratitude. The music is piano with electronic sounds, beats and drums, joined by Olav Madsen on guitar, Canberk Ulas on Duduk and Christophe Luciani on cello. 

https://www.realmusic.com/artists/haiku-project/

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Haiku biografi

Henrik Hytteballe spillede op igennem 80´rne i forskellige rockbands: Tur Retur, Mani og Dora & Dåserne, indspillede Lp´er og turnerede i hele Danmark. Derudover lavede han musik til teaterforestillinger, Tv og kortfilm.

I 2003 startede Henrik med at studere på D.A.R.K. Det Alternative Rytmiske Konservatorium i København med piano som instrument. Da han afsluttede uddannelsen i 2006, udgav han sit første solo album under navnet haiku. Musikken blev lavet i taknemmelighed over at have overlevet et alvorligt trafikuheld i 2001 og handler om at finde de indre ressourcer efter et stort skift i livet. Albummet er lavet i samarbejde med Olav Madsen, der spiller elektrisk guitar på samtlige numre.

mondo, som kom i 2008, er et rock koncept album, spillet af et helt rock band. Det handler om, hvordan vi behandler hinanden og vores fælles jord. Lyrikken er skrevet af Sokomo, der også synger de fleste af sangene.

i 2009 udkom flow, der er ambient og meditativ musik, der har fået et stor følgeskare blandt folk, der dyrker yoga og mindfulness. I 2014 genudgav det amerikanske selskab Real Music flow i hele verden – med The Haiku Project som kunstnernavnet.

Også i 2014 kom albummet Vagabond, der ligesom mondo, er et samarbejde med sangeren og lyrikeren Sokomo, der skriver teksterne og synger samtlige numre. Vagabond er en beskrivelse af tidens rastløshed, der forvandler os alle sammen til vagabonder i vores eget liv.

Real music udgav Glimpses i 2016. Musikken er stille piano med ambiente lydlandskaber og orkestreringer. Titlen blev valgt, fordii det kun er I glimt, at vi fatter noget af livets storhed.

2017 udkom albummet Nebula, der er et samarbejde med sangerinden Sara Grabow. Albummet er inspireret af naturens elementer, og fik ligesom flow og Glimpses, fantastiske anmeldelser I USA, England, Tyskland og Argentina.

I 2018 kom Life – er et meget personligt album, fordi Henrik igennem de sidste mange år har haft liv og død meget tæt på I sit eget liv. Samtidig er albummet måske det mest almene, fordi ingen af os kan gå igennem livet uden at blive mødt af livets store spørgsmål. På Life får Henrik hjælp af guitaristerne Olav Madsen og Kim Jeppesen, sangerinden Sara Grabow og af duduk-spilleren Canberk Ulas.

Sommeren 2020 kommer albummet Gratitude, som er mere up-tempo, med trommer og elektroniske beats. Her medvirker guitaristen Olav Madsen, duduk-spilleren Canberk Ulas og Christophe Luciani på cello. 

https://myndstream.com/the-haiku-project