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Ozark Henry

Artist & Composer
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Since David Bowie praised Ozark Henry’s debut album as one of his favorites, the Belgian artist has produced Music ranging from avant-garde electronica to pop and even a symphonic album with the National Orchestra of Belgium.

Today, Ozark Henry, a gold and platinum recording artist, is committed to bringing the experience of immersive (or 3D) sound to the world because he believes it will revolutionize the listening experience. 3D sound – which captures audio from different positions and gives a 360-degree ‘ambisonic’ recording – is the future. The transition from mono to stereo took place in the late 1950s and Ozark Henry is working toward the next milestone. 

Maps to the Stars is the name he gives to his immersive sound performances. He travels the world, meeting young musicians, choirs and artists and also visiting universities to teach them about this technique. Through immersive sound, Music has the ability to activate the senses in deeper ways, allowing one to experience a live performance even after it has taken place. Ozark Henry’s goal is to make 3D sound accessible to humanity.

www.ozarkhenry.com

Do you feel a kinship with the House of Krug?
Most definitely. The House of Krug is committed to offering the highest quality in every bottle it presents. Honouring heritage and valuing the Krug Lover, each Krug experience speaks to the senses. This is exactly how I approach my Music. Each song or album must translate a story into a sensory experience. I feel connected to the Krug winemakers and identify with the way they start with a blank page for each cuvée and re-create every Édition anew, always raising the bar of what Champagne can be.
You & Krug Champagne?
La Maison Krug works towards excellence in taste for every bottle they release. They honour their heritage and value their customer, so each Krug experience is an emotional one. This is exactly how I approach my music. Each song, each album has to translate a story into a sensory experience. I feel connected to the Krug team. I identify with the way they start with a blank page for each cuvée and dare to reinvent champagne, sometimes making radical decisions and always raising the bar of what champagne can be, what it can mean in a person’s life.
What is your ideal moment to enjoy Krug Champagne?
Any moment that is worth sharing. I live by the ocean, so I often have friends over during the summer. The best times are when we get together at sunset, stay outside until late and just enjoying each other’s company. There is no better way to celebrate those moments than with a glass of Krug.
What is your favourite Krug Champagne?
My favourite would have to be Krug Rosé, the most daring, non-conformist of Krug Champagnes. When I first tasted it, I was completely surprised that this Rosé Champagne could replace a good red wine at the table.
Can you explain the Music Pairing you have composed for Krug Grande Cuvée and the one you have composed for Krug 2006?
Krug Grand Cuvée is the House’s symphonic masterpiece, offering the equivalent in flavours and aromas of a 120-piece orchestra. I still remember my first glass; being overwhelmed by a complexity I did not expect from a Champagne. It was one big crescendo, a feast of highlights, the big finale of a huge fireworks, all impressions I tried to convey through my Krug Echo.
For Krug 2006, the musicality was different, as 2006 was a year of weather extremes. The heatwave that came at the end of June was one for the books. I remember it quite well as it arrived with the beginning of the festival season. The first image I got from Krug 2006 is that of a lonesome hero who somehow manages to survive everything, headstrong, mature, mysterious, engaging, iconic, all imprints I used to compose a bespoke music for Krug 2006; my Krug Echo.

A talk with Ozark Henry

Singer and Musician

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Krug grande cuvée

Grand soleil
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