Of course, diversity is confusing at first, but as the Persian poet Saadi said hundreds of years ago: “Everything is difficult before it becomes easy”.
For example, a single person called Horst Grabosch has three artist identities as a music producer – Entprima Jazz Cosmonauts, Alexis Entprima and Captain Entprima – what’s the point?
Well, it’s pretty easy to explain then. Already in my first career as a performing musician, my work was diverse because I am a curious person with an open mind. This continues today. I started my second, late career in electronic music with dance music, before an urge for socio-critical themes broke through, without losing my love for dance music. I quickly realized that the listener groups also formed an intersection, but in order to offer better orientation to others who were looking for either one or the other, I designed the artist identity Alexis Entprima exclusively for electronic dance music.
But my love of meditative sounds also needed an identity for the same reason. That’s how Captain Entprima was born. All three identities also have a connection from previous stories I had told musically, and also correspond to my moderately experimental musical tastes.
What makes me particularly happy is the fact that the three genres cross-fertilise each other and that, for example, many lovers of meditative sounds also perceive the oppressive problems of the world because I can convey that there is not only black or white. The fanatical seekers of simplicity only bring disaster to the world community because they seek groups that share their ideology. These groups then fight each other to the point of war because they perceive their world view as the universal truth. The world is never simple, but the life of every human being can become more bearable if one accepts the diversity and aligns one’s everyday actions accordingly. In this way, a better world may emerge through evolution.
Let me close with a comment I just received from a playlist curator (see following Video): “The track is well produced and quality elements are used. It sounds catchy and chill at the same time, but a bit too experimental to fit into our playlist editorial. All the best!”
A basically positive feedback, but one that describes the whole dilemma excellently. “You don’t fit one hundred percent with the current trend, so you don’t get an existing stage.”
So we have to build our own stage, dear fresh-minded people!
I am no idealist, and love is sometimes too much of a good thing for me. I think that respect which excludes racism and nationalism per se is enough. Respect also allows a personal retreat when other attitudes to life conflict too much with one’s own.
Wealth is always relative. But I would grant everyone the right to enough food, a solid roof over their heads and the opportunity to develop their talents. If some people think they need to keep the current prosperity gap, they should buy a few more luxury cars – what the hell – I’m not a communist.
The first two demands are a prerequisite for making serenity possible for the poor at all. It is likely to be a great challenge for all the half-rich, because in my opinion the hunt for the WORK-LIFE-BALANCE is nothing else but the fight against the constantly threatening poverty in the existing social system.
I was born in the largest coal mining area in Germany, known as the “Ruhrgebiet”. After school I worked as a professional musician until I was 40 years old. This time is well documented on WIKIPEDIA
After a burnout I had to give up my job, moved to the south of Germany, to the Munich region, and did an apprenticeship as an information technologist.
Another burnout forced me to rebuild my existence again, which collapsed just because of the corona crisis. In expectation of poverty at retirement age, I began to build a second career as a musician in 2019.