Adrian von Ziegler

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Adrian von Ziegler
Birth name Adrian von Ziegler
Born (1989-12-25) 25 December 1989 (age 27)
Zürich, Switzerland
Genres Celtic, Dark alternative, world, Metal, film score, Electronic music
Occupation(s) Songwriter, music producer, multi-instrumentalist, writer[1]
Instruments Piano, keyboard, bagpipes, guitar, bass, percussion
Years active 2005–present

Adrian von Ziegler is a Swiss composer from Zürich.[2] He gained popularity on the video-sharing website YouTube. His YouTube channel has acquired, as of June 2017, over 645,000 subscribers.[3] Adrian composes various vocal and non-vocal melodies. He has stated[4] that he does not wish to add lyrics to his songs unless the singer is Enya, a female composer he respects. Adrian uses a "very old keyboard"[5] and Magix Music Maker among others to compose his music.[5] Although there are few signs of media attention, Adrian was featured in an article in the Magix magazine.

Musical career debuts[edit]

After his first musical experiences at age 15 as drummer in a local rock band, Adrian started to compose music. It wasn't possible for him to compose music and remain with the band as drummer, so he left, simultaneously buying his first guitar.

From 2007 to 2009 he recorded countless demo songs under the artist name "Indigo", in which his guitar would get replaced increasingly often by keyboard and orchestral arrangements of which he grew to favour. In 2008 his music was released into the world for the first time as he set up an account on the social networking site, Myspace.[6]

After dropping the Indigo pseudonym in 2009, Adrian set the trend of releasing albums annually. 2010 saw the release of two albums, Requiem and Lifeclock, and in 2011 Wanderer, Across Acheron and Mirror of the Night are released. By the end of 2012, Adrian had released five more albums: Mortulia, Spellbound, The Celtic Collection, Starchaser and Odyssey. During 2013, Adrian released Feather and Skull and Vagabond. In March 2014, his album, Libertas, was released, and on October 2014 Queen of Thorns was released. Finally in 2016 he released his latest album "Moonsong".

Inspiration[edit]

Adrian von Ziegler states that his inspiration originates from a variety of sources. He notes that nature, literature, history, mythology, his emotions, his imaginary worlds, and his fiancé Carina all give him inspiration for his musical works. Carina and Adrian have been in a relationship for 6 years in 2017.[2]

Genres[edit]

Although von Ziegler's works contain numerous kinds of music, his principal focuses include Celtic music, emotional music, relaxing music, dark alternative music, world music, metal music, neoclassical dark wave and film music, according to his Facebook fanpage.[7]

Discography[edit]

Year Albums
2010 Requiem
2010 Lifeclock
2011 Across Acheron
2011 Wanderer
2011 Mirror of the Night
2012 Mortualia
2012 Spellbound
2012 Starchaser
2012 The Celtic Collection (Compilation)
2012 Odyssey
2013 Feather and Skull
2013 Vagabond
2014 Libertas
2014 The Celtic Collection II (Compilation)
2014 Queen of Thorns
2016 Atmospheres
2016 Moonsong

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adrian von Ziegler – Writing – Facebook". facebook.com. Retrieved 9 August 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "YouTube – Question & Answer Part 1/4 – 50'000 Subs Special". youtube.com. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "AdrianvonZiegler – YouTube". youtube.com. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "YouTube – Question & Answer Part 2/4 – 50'000 Subs Special". youtube.com. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "YouTube – Question & Answer Part 3/4 – 50'000 Subs Special". youtube.com. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "Question & Answer Part 2/4 – 50'000 Subs Special – YouTube". youtube.com. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Adrian von Ziegler – About – Facebook". facebook.com. Retrieved 14 January 2014. 

Sources[edit]

External links[edit]