“Ambient music is a broad term that encapsulates all music that creates a scene.”
Norvik is the ambient music project of Gabriel Chan.
Norvik’s birth came out of need for stories and ways to tell them. Piano, synthesizers, strings, field recordings, noise and stories blend to form a cinematic amalgam in Norvik’s music. Influenced by his classical music upbringing, literature and diverse cultural background, Norvik is obsessed with the texture and atmosphere of sound and how it reveals layers of hidden stories as time passes.
Raised in Melbourne and living in Hong Kong, he has been scoring short films and commercials as well as being a filmmaker himself.
Absum begins with a piano. Everything else is built around the piano melody, and Gabriel takes the melody and pushes it further with a gradual momentum, culminating in a moment of calmness. The textures surrounding the piano create an atmosphere of meditative serenity that serves as a bed to cradle this energy.
“Chan’s piano melodies are precious. Each one lights up like a star, and each one inhabits a lonely world. The ambient atmosphere pulls the piano into an orbit where it’s free to turn and swirl; a radiant ballet, and without the restrictive law of gravity to shackle it.” FLUID RADIO