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25 for 25 is a celebration of the start of a new year and the prospect of new opportunities. I, for one, am ready to embark on a new musical journey. Born with EEC syndrome (Ectrodactyly–ectodermal dysplasia–cleft syndrome), caused me to withdraw from performing music in my teenage and young adult years due to my low self-esteem and concerned about conforming to society’s ideals of normalcy.

25 for 25 behind the scenes

My aims for 2022 are to grow my YouTube channel’s reach by uploading more music and behind-the-scenes video, with a focus on impairments and music production, as well as how to make the most of available tools. By December, the goal is to have 1000 subscribers (which is quite a feat considering that I started with only 59 subscribers). I humbly request you to subscribe to my channel. 25 for 25, was submitted to Native Instruments competition in 2021. The rules of the competition was that the entry must include sounds from the Twenty Five collection. Here is the soundlist for my entry:

Instrument Sound from Twenty Five collection
“Fog horn” Wireless No Chords
“Wind/waves sound” Winter Mood
“Oboe’’ish instrument” Wabi
“Plucked instrument” Faded String
“Choir” Voiciferous
“Glossy piano” On The Streets
“Bass” Yolo Time

All sounds in this composition are from the Twenty Five collection from Native Instruments

Album cover for the track 25 for 25 - By Kjartan Abel
Inspired by the cold Nordic winter months

Kjartan Abel is a sound designer, music composer and immersive installation artist. His art explores the connection between technology and creativity, combining digital tools with traditional media. Kjartan Abel graduated from The Slade School of Fine Art with an MFA in Fine Art Media and a BA (Hons) in Fine Art at Kingston University.

Kjartan Abel also composes original music and soundscapes for a variety of media projects, including YouTube videos, podcasts, television shows, games, art installations and for feature films. Creatively influenced by the likes of Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre, KOTO, Laserdance, and Røyksopp, Tangerine Dream and Kraftwerk to name a few. Visit the Music Library for more details!