On Saturday’s episode of Every Time We Meet, Norwegian translator and singer Kamel Bruesen, Mag Brett Andersen, was the main guest.
Towards the end of the program, Andersen was surprised by his daughter Daniela Reyes-Holzen, who appeared behind the scenes with the accordion. The 23-year-old sang an original version of the popular “Balloon Song” with an accordion and two strings alongside it.
– It was great to sing songs that I know mean a lot to my mom. I had a little time to prepare, and I met the strings only a few hours before they were played, but they went well, says Holmsen, who is himself in full swing with his own music career.
Watch how mag Brett Anderson reacted when her daughter performed Balloonvisa at the top of the can.
In the footsteps of the parents
“Balloonvisa” also means a lot to Holmsen, and she has deliberately chosen to perform the song in a clean and simple way.
– At first I wondered if I should make the song something completely new, and make a “new version”, but then I decided to make it just as simple, as you can do with a good song, she says.
– What does “balloon song” mean to you?
– It means a lot and I have many memories with that song. I remember we sang it in grade school, and I think it was a little awkward and a little cute. You remember we blew the text on the wall from above, and the whole school had to sing.
Mag Britt Anderson touches TIX when staggering
At the age of 23, Musikkspiren got into the world of music quite well, including being an accordion player in his mother’s band. Last year, she released her first critically acclaimed solo album, Engangsdager.
As a musician, I have a slightly different background than many other people my age. The young musical talent, who is currently doing a master’s degree at the Norwegian Academy of Music, says I played a lot of classical music on the accordion and later worked mostly with folk music.
But although the music student is fond of Norwegian songs, she also plays other types of music, such as chamber music or club music.
As a musician and accordion player, I want to do one thing – and as an artist, I want to do something completely different. I like to explore the different genres a little bit, and find aesthetic similarities and contrasts that I can work with.
– Have you dreamed of becoming an artist for a long time?
No, I didn’t think that much. I feel more like a musician than an artist, and music has been a natural part of my life.
And music, I got to know her very well at an early age. When she was only five years old, her mother enrolled her in accordion lessons at the cultural school. She admits that her parents were a huge inspiration to her.
My life has been music, and I can thank my father for that. But they never said anything about me having to invest in music, it was just a natural interest for me, says the musician, who grew up with my mom and dad at work.
Jazz and soul music in the living room
Holmsen has many good memories since her childhood, and the first one she remembers is a three-year anniversary.
– I remember getting a mini accordion as a birthday present from my mom and dad. Or I have good memories of my parents who always played good music on the speakers when we visited the house.
– My parents once played a lot of jazz and soul, and I know that when they wear Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder in the living room, there’s a good atmosphere, says the 23-year-old, who in March will be doing a tour with his parents for their latest album They have a “touch of eternity”.
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