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Thomas Kjorven: Profile + Interview

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Thomas Kjorven: Interview

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The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

God

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

I am a creative, wheather it be music, rock walls, or parenthood, I feel accomplished when I am creating something new and beautiful

Why do you do what you do?

Music has always been just another outlet of creativity. A way of adding my voice to this world.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

Mid way through my first semester in theatre college I realized I much rather spend my time in the piano rooms by my self then rehearsing lines. It became clear to me then.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

Teaching my self how to record and produce my own music. And what/who helped you? What helped was continually working at it. I hate to listen to my first albums now, but they were a necessary step in the journey. I needed to do my best, release it and then start again with what I had learned. 10 albums later, I am still doing this.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

I would say my dad, he always pursued his dreams. He has always been a skier for a living and still loves his work today. If you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life.

Have you ever inspired anyone directly? I think so, I have helped start a few young artists in getting their first records off the ground. It's a good feeling.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

Buying too many hard copies to sell in a digital world. :)

 

I don't make hard copies anymore, just online downloads, and I don't try to sell them either. All free! It's much more about sharing my art then trying to make money for me.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I am always tinkering in the studio, I don't have as much time these days being a dad of 2 but I think more frequent singles are what can be expected.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

once you have found something you love, something that you are passionate about, just do it for your self and don't worry about where it may take you. I found I am most happy when I give my art away, that way it stays a pure expression of my heart rather then making me an employee of who ever is paying me to create it. Take time to discover what makes you unique in the world and never try to change that.

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Thomas Kjorven: Profile

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Full name

Thomas Kjorven

Age

28

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Canmore, AB

Where you live now? (city, country)

Kelowna, BC

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

my grandparents are from Norway

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Owner operator of TK Land Design - rock wall builder

How long have you been doing it?

7 years

Fav Song

Ain't no sunshine - Bill Withers

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

always changing, but it's between Ray Charles, ray lamontange, D'Angelo, Raphael Saadiq, Q tip, and common

Fav Movie

how to train your dragon ( that's all my son wants to watch these days)

Fav Actor/Actress

Johnny Depp

Fav Clothing brand

Obey

Fav Sport to watch

ski / skate movies

Fav Sport to play

ski / skateboarding

 

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Website | Twitter

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