Behind the piano: Kristoffer Wallin

Behind the piano: Kristoffer Wallin

When I released my EP “Spring” in October. Kristoffer was the first person to put one of the songs in a public Spotify playlist with a decent amount of followers to it. For that – I’m grateful. He’s also a great musician and songwriter himself!

Where are you from? And where do you live?
I’m originally from Arjeplog, North of Sweden and now living in Alingsås, also located in Sweden.

How long have you been playing the piano?
Since I was 21 years old. Before that I played the acoustic guitar.

Do you play other instruments as well?
Double bass is my main instrument but I also play guitar.

Tell us about how you started playing music.
I started to play music in the swedish music school.

How long have you been making piano music?
Since I was 16 years.

Tell us something about that moment you realized you could make songs yourself!
I remember when I was 16, I wrote for the first time a song with my friends.
At that moment I understood that I could write music and that I liked it very much.

Have you made music in other genres before?
As a musician, I have walked through many genres, and so I have also written music to the context in which I found myself for the moment.

What are your favorite artists in this “piano genre”?
Benjamin Gustavsson and Luke Howard

Is there one song which you play over and over again as soon as you sit down by a piano? Your own or someone else’s?
Yes , a song called “Here I Am” that I composed with my close friend Ola W Jansson. That song put me in a emotional mood.

What song inspires you the most when you’re making music? Can you name just ONE song/composition?
It is different songs all the time but Luke Howard actually have some interesting harmony that’s inspires me.

Tell us something about you latest release.
November 30, 2018 I released a new album “In My Sleep”.
The music was composed over the course of a few months when I every morning tried to write down or draw the dreams I dreamt. “My dreams became music”

What’s happening next? New releases etc.
I´m working on music that will be relased in February 2019.

Anything else you want to share?
Thanks to everyone who have listened to the music this year, 2018!
It’s been amazing to see how it’s gone all over the world.
I never wrote music for notoriety or commerce.
I wrote it to try and make sense of the beauty when melody and harmony interact and with the wish that this will affect the listener.
I wrote it to put into sound that which cannot be expressed through words.
To navigate the waters of the deep soul.
To explore the melodies that flow in my veins.

You can find more info about Kristoffer and his music on these social links:

Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Homepage / Spotify

Thank you for participating Kristoffer!