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Agnes Obel

Danish,  Musician
Total Quotes : 27
Love Jazz Considered

I have a difficult relationship with jazz. My parents really love it, and I went to a school where jazz was considered the best thing ever, so I had to leave it be for a long time. But now I'm rediscovering it. I'm approaching jazz in a different way.

- Agnes Obel

Think Sometimes Like

Everything that has a spare piano is 'like Satie' and everything with strings is 'filmic,' Sometimes I get annoyed when they say my stuff sounds 'like Satie'. No, it doesn't. At least, I don't think so.

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Love Maybe Resonates

Feelings such as loneliness, longing or love are sometimes hard to put into words; maybe that's why we all love music, because it resonates with something we can't share.

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Revenge Feeling Motivated

I don't have the feeling of being motivated by anger, revenge or frustration.

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Way Been Mentality

I don't have a classical-music mentality. I haven't been taught that way, and it doesn't fit my character, either.

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Daily Routine

I don't have a daily routine at all.

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Dog Having Pedigree

I'm not into having a pedigree dog.

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Art Big Mum

My mum is a big collector of art.

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Music Me Never

The orchestral or symphonic music never interested me.

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Rules Express Learned

I learned that music should be fun and should be a way to express yourself - that there aren't really any rules.

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Sometimes Feel Like

Sometimes I feel like a melody doesn't have anything to do with me, but it's just something that comes, is accumulated from me playing on the piano, and then this little creature just appears.

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Doing Escapism Very

Even though music is something I travel around doing, it is also a very private thing. A sort of escapism.

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Song Always Needs

It's always difficult to know if a song needs more than piano, and I worry about my tendency to go in a sparse direction.

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Love Music I Love

I love the conversation between film and music.

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Song Bad Using

I really believe it's not bad to look back within music. I don't mean retro, but using your own memories to make a song because our memories are what make us who we are.

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Music Very Introduced

I'm very happy that I got introduced to music only as something you got pleasure from.

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Music Relaxed Very

My parents were very relaxed about music.

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Learn I Wish Been

I wish my parents had been more strict and made me learn more instruments.

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My Own Like Discovered

What I discovered in Berlin was this immense freedom because it felt like you could start any kind of project and nobody would care... and that's what I sort of adopted to my own.

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Other About Maybe

I've heard from other artists that people are a little bit more reserved in Northern Europe, which comes across at concerts, where the audience may be quieter. So this means less hecklers, but maybe it also means that people may not be as open about how they felt. I'm not so sure this is especially true of Denmark, but it's what I've heard.

- Agnes Obel