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Contemporary folk musician

Henry Hanson

Marrickville, Sydney
Tell us about you?
My name is Henry. I live in Sydney and write and play music, mostly on the guitar, piano and banjo. I use these instruments to accompany little stories about stuff that has happened to me and different things I've felt.
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What influences you?
Sufjan Stevens, Bon Iver, Jose Gonzalez Sufjan's melodies, story constructing and layering of textures. Bon Iver's broad use of timbre to convey a familiar, reassuring idea and Jose's guitar style and barness.
What Motivates you as an Artist? 
I guess the main thing that motivates me is the desire to honour my own emotions and experiences. I'm scared of something slipping away without being fully conscious of its presence - by creating music I feel more aware of myself. Also, I feel a bit of pressure to make the best use of any abilities that I have!
What are you working on at the moment?
An album of drifty folk songs about hazy adolescent memories.
What does the theme 'United' mean to you?
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