Nebula
09 Sep 2017 |

Biography

Haiku biography

Henrik Hytteballe played in various rock bands during the 80ties, making albums and playing hundreds of concerts. Besides he 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. While studying, he started composing for his solo project in 2004, and after having got his diploma, he released the first album haiku in November 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 May 2008, is a rock concept album. It is fantasy made into music. The album is about how we treat each other and our common earth. A Danish Newspaper gave mondoa 5 star review and described the album this way: “Definitely a fabulously sounding album, which you can only go into raptures about.“

In September 2009 haiku released the third album flow  with more than one hour of deep ambient and meditative music. flow has reached a large public into yoga and meditation. flow was released world-wide on the American label Real Music April 15th 2014.

In March 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.

in 2016 under the name of The Haiku Project, Henrik released his 2nd album for Real Music – 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 and in England.

In 2018 The Haiku Project´s album Life will be released. It is more than 70 minutes of deep ambient music, piano and meditative music. This time Henrik is joined by guitar players Olav Madsen and Kim Jeppesen, singer Sara Grabow and duduk-player Canberk UlasLife may be the most personal album of all seven, but maybe also the album with the most general application, because no one can go through life without being confronted with the big questions of life.

Life is Henrik´s 7thalbum and the 4threleased by American label Real Music.

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

 

Haiku biografi

Henrik Hytteballe spillede op igennem 80´rne i forskellige rockbands, indspillede Lp´er og turnerede i hele Danmark. Desuden lavede han musik til forskellige 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. Samtidig begyndte han at komponere egne numre, og 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 cykelstyrt 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.

Det andet album 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 meditation. flow er det første album, hvor Henrik selv spiller al musikken. I 2014 genudgav det amerikanske selskab Real Music flow i hele verden – med The Haiku Project som kunstnernavnet.

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

Real music udgav det andet album med The Haiku Project 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.

I 2016 startede Henriket samarbejde med sangerinden Sara Grabowog i 2017 udkom albummet Nebula,der er inspireret af naturens elementer. Nebula fik ligesom flow og Glimpses, fantastiske anmeldelser I USA og I England.

I efteråret 2018 udkommer Henrik´s 7 album Life, der er det 4. album udgivet af Real Music. Life er et meget personligt album, fordi Henrik igennem de sidste 17 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.