This electronica Copenhagen-based female vocalist, singer and producer shows her darkest moments, finest lights, deepest desires and everything in between. Di Garbi has the amazing talent for composing and making meaningful music that speaks to your inner chambers. This can be seen and heard in her upcoming album “The Monologue Part of The Program” evolving around 5 dogmas: Closure, Love, Hate, Sorrow & Lust”.
“This Eternal Night” is a tribute to her deceased father. They had a very special bond, and when she talks about her relationship with him you can truly feel the love. “We could talk about anything, and he had a big heart. He understood my mind, and none of the things I wanted to do were too wacky or out of space, with him. He was like a walking library of wisdom; I could listen for hours, mainly the ones about traveling the world and meeting other people, his inventions, and the fact that he loved my mother to bits and always shared that with us. I miss him every single day.”
“The backbone of the entire album is the piano, and when I hear the sound of the wood, the cords, I am instantly home"
When recording, Di Garbi prefers her beautiful grand piano August Foerster from 1927. “August has a very distinct warm and deep sound to him that I have not heard in any other grand pianos. It just does not sound like any other piano that I have played; It is special. I feel like it is telling me all these stories when I play. I imagine all the places it has been since built in 1927.”
Her creative and skilled work takes you into her universe, and letting you completely lose yourself in there. It gets very emotional and you get to a place where feelings are spoken and transformed into melodies, words, and pictures.
“The music is bigger than me, and I am so driven to get out there. To share my world for other souls to connect with”
When I asked Di Garbi about her future plans and goals, she responded, “That is a very big question, there is more than one. But first off, to keep evolving as an artist, never stagnate, and improve myself in my work. Eventually writing a timeless piece that will go down in history and not be forgotten. Which will still be playable in 100 years and more. Like the classics we hear.”
“I wish to do as much justice to my music as I possibly can, and get it out into the world for others to share, while meeting a lot of exciting people and working across genres and countries. I’m big on co-working, mixing songs across genres, so that’s also a goal of mine. I see myself in both the music and film industry as a crossover. I love composing and writing in both segments, also classical themes and telling the story, whether it’s for the ears only, or eyes and ears too. “
Since Di Garbi is into expressing herself through images. She always dresses in a way that fits her mood, and loves the playfulness of the creative elements of colors, fabrics, and textures. Her brother’s work as a designer has been a big influence in her life. Her brother is gay and he was taking her to all the places as a teen. The gay community has influenced her and it is a big part of the way she has developed.
I asked Di Garbi if she has another big passion. She answered, “Hardware, heels, and high fashion with a whole lot of dancing. If I can shop a vintage synth, shoes, textile, and do a twirl or twerk, I’m quite happy ! Also I really love shoes - have a quite a collection, and fashion to dress. And why? Why not! Everything that makes our world more beautiful. I am into the ‘Beauty part of the program". But also spirituality has a big place in my life, I have that from my mother. We are very close in that way too".
From a young age she connected with music, and, well of course, she wanted to play Für Elise. Mozart has always been the classical world’s pop artist to Di Garbi. When she was six years old, she got her very first grand piano from her mother and grandmother as a gift. She grew up in a small village called Stensved in South of Zealand with her father, mother, her brother, and grandmother. Also a family flat in Østerbro allowed her to visit Copenhagen frequently, getting the pulse that she can't be without. “I'm a city gal, though I love nature”.
Di Garbi lives and works in Østerbro, Copenhagen. She tells, "I often work at night, and just love the atmosphere when the city sleeps and it is dark and quiet outside. That is when I put on my headphones with a bounce of whatever track I am working on, take a walk in the park amongst the big trees, disappearing into the music, and letting my visual universe appear".