Jan Henning Thorsen


The::synthesizer - Why don't I use the synthesizer


  perl -e'use The::synthesizer';

The code above will open the URL http://open.spotify.com/track/0oks4FnzhNp5QPTZtoet7c on Linux, Windows or OS X.


When I was fifteen, sixteen, when I started really to play the guitar, I definitely wanted to become a musician. It was almost impossible because the dream was so big. I didn't see any chance because I was living in a little town; I was studying. And when I finally broke away from school and became a musician, I thought, "Well, now I may have a little bit of a chance," Because all I really wanted to do is music - and not only play music, But compose music.

At that time, in Germany, in '69-'70, they had already discotheques. So, I would take my car, would go to a discotheque and sing maybe 30 minutes. I think I had about seven, eight songs. I would partially sleep in the car because I didn't want to drive home and that help me for about almost two years to survive in the beginning.

I wanted to do a album with the sound of the '50s, the sound of the '60s, of the '70s and then have a sound of the future. And I said, "Wait a second...I know the synthesizer - why don't I use the synthesizer which is the sound of the future?" And I didn't have any idea what to do, but I knew I needed a click so we put a click on the 24 track which then was synched to the Moog Modular. I knew that it could be a sound of the future but I didn't realise how much impact it would be.

My name is Giovanni Giorgio, but everybody calls me Giorgio.

Once you free your mind about a concept of harmony and music being correct, you can do whatever you want. So, nobody told me what to do, and there was no preconception of what to do.


Jan Henning Thorsen - mailto:jhthorsen@cpan.org