Tricia Johansson

Musician and composer

I make music under the name Avoranic Music. I'm Tricia, I'm 26 years old and from Sweden. I experiment alot with sounds, effects and musical instruments and sometimes it turns out to compositions. I have no real music education, I'm mostly self-taught and my music is quite experimental and sometimes just... odd. Still quite new to Drooble. I started to post my music in October 2019.

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What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is therapy. Originally I started to create music as a form of therapy since I have Autism and Sensory Processing Disorder. The music made me calm and I felt good and my sensory issues went better, so music is mainly therapy for me :)

What is your music dream?

My dream is to compose music for a lil bit bigger audience, but not necessarily perform myself. I'm not a show artist or a performer... I'm fine creating pieces for others to enjoy recorded, not live... So I don't know what my dream is? Maybe that I somehow get more plays on my channel. I have no big dreams tho.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

The women. I want women to take control of their lives and bodies and have the same rights as men in all countries. Don't know how tho...

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

The piece "Näktergalen" from Swedish TV series "Den vita stenen (translated to "The white stone"). It's a classical piece played by the main character in the series. I have tried to figure out the song ever since but it's hopeless and I can't find the sheet music anywhere!

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

I really like the cellist Tina Guo, and the violinist Lindsey Stirling. The composer Yiruma, and old classics like Bach. I do also like bands and artists in completely different genres like Wasp, Green day, Iron maiden, HIM, Michael Jackson, Elvis Presley etc.

What inspires you to make music?

My Autism diagnosis is the reason I ever started doing music. So I guess I have to be autistic for that...

What is the message you want to send with your music?

I don't know actually. All my pieces are instrumental, so I guess people have to imagine what the music tells them on their own. If I can make anyone feel good or calm or make them dream a little bit, then I'm satisfied.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Nervous and uncomfortable. I have been performed before, but I have realized I'm just a composer and that's it. With that said, I'm still going to play music for others but I have to do it when the time is right.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

I don't know.

What do you think of Drooble?

Seems cool, but a lil bit scary to be honest. I'm too afraid that people will click on the dislike button if I publish anything now. I don't know how high the expectations are here. But I will publish music, soon, when I have gained some courage.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

That I am very slow in my fingers. My brain is completely fine, it's nothing wrong with my intellectual ability, but my brain works very slow due to sensory processing issues (autism...). The result of that is that I can't play very fast and I struggling with for example fast solos and suchlike.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

I don't know. Honestly I don't go to concerts that often. I guess I have some anxiety when I'm out in public and it's alots of people around me.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

They should not be afraid of experimenting, try unusual techniques and to compose their own songs. Not have to be bound to traditional ways of doing things. You don't have to be perfect tho. I don't see why music has to be perfect. My music is certainly not.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

I don't know if I have any artists I know that people haven't heard of. The latest band I found on Youtube was Stormseeker, a german folk metal band and I don't know how big audience they have, but I guess it's not that big. But their hurdy gurdist have a lot of subscribers on her solo Youtube-channel.