Michele Solberg

Business Manager at Texas Memorial Museum of Science and History

Location:
2400 Trinity Street, Austin, Texas, United States
Company:
Texas Memorial Museum of Science and History
HQ Phone:
(512) 471-1604
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Last Updated 12/5/2016

General Information

Employment History

Business Manager  - The University of Texas at Austin

Affiliations

Active Member  - Austin Music Scene

Founder  - Heart Gigs

Web References  

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Michele Solberg ( Vocals )
Michele Solberg has been performing and recording music for 20 years. She released her first solo tape "Skin" in the summer of 1992, when she was just 19 years old. Since then she has recorded 7 albums. Early on, her career was marked with recognition and awards, including numerous honors at the 1992-1995 Austin Music Awards (#1 Best Tape 93-94, #2 Female Vocalist 94-95, #4 Singer-Songwriter 94-95, #6 Album of the Year 94-95) She also performed at the 11th Annual Austin music awards in 1993 . In 1994, she moved to New York for the summer for a residency at Café Sine (Jeff Buckley got his start there) in the East Village, and played clubs like CB's Gallery and Sidewalk Café. Throughout the 90s, she toured regionally and frequently played at clubs like Antones, Cactus Café, and Ruta Maya in Austin, Texas. In 1999, she moved to a small island in Denmark for a year and a half with music Producer/Engineer Mike Stewart. While in Denmark, she developed a new appreciation for the Austin music community. When Michele returned to Austin in 2001, she began to shift her musical focus. She hosted the open stage at the Cactus Café for two years and met her partner Oliver Steck there. She also began playing for people who traditionally don't have access to music. In 2002 she founded Heart Gigs, a non-profit dedicated to promoting and providing free concerts for people who find it difficult to go to bars and other public areas that have music. Michele sponsored 25 different musicians to play at Project Transitions (housing for Aids patients), SafePlace, Hospice Austin, and University Baptist Soup Kitchen. Always conscious of opportunities to make a difference, Michele donated an astonishing 815 ounces of breast milk to the Mother's Milk Bank of Austin. In the summer of 2009, Michele began writing again after an eight-year hiatus. The archetypal experiences of the major arcana in tarot inspired her to write eleven songs that follow the fool's journey. She begins the album with "Harvest Time" that references the fool and the rebirth of Dionysus, who is featured as the fool in the Crowley tarot deck. The songs are either directly or loosely inspired by the Crowley tarot deck. In "Dust of the Moon," Michele begins the song with a direct visual reference to the Crowley card, "the sun's in the beetle's pincers, moving through the night. Other songs, such as "Dogs are on the Loose," are an interpretation of the unrealized potential of the card, or the card in an upside down position. In "Between the Threads," Michele makes a direct reference to the entire 78 card tarot deck, "there are 78 cries in a mockingbird's song. Michele Solberg (1994, Chocolate Records)

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Michele Solberg ( Vocals )
Michele Solberg has been performing and recording music for 20 years. She released her first solo tape "Skin" in the summer of 1992, when she was just 19 years old. Since then she has recorded 7 albums. Early on, her career was marked with recognition and awards, including numerous honors at the 1992-1995 Austin Music Awards (#1 Best Tape 93-94, #2 Female Vocalist 94-95, #4 Singer-Songwriter 94-95, #6 Album of the Year 94-95) She also performed at the 11th Annual Austin music awards in 1993 . In 1994, she moved to New York for the summer for a residency at Café Sine (Jeff Buckley got his start there) in the East Village, and played clubs like CB's Gallery and Sidewalk Café. Throughout the 90s, she toured regionally and frequently played at clubs like Antones, Cactus Café, and Ruta Maya in Austin, Texas. In 1999, she moved to a small island in Denmark for a year and a half with music Producer/Engineer Mike Stewart. While in Denmark, she developed a new appreciation for the Austin music community. When Michele returned to Austin in 2001, she began to shift her musical focus. She hosted the open stage at the Cactus Café for two years and met her partner Oliver Steck there. She also began playing for people who traditionally don't have access to music. In 2002 she founded Heart Gigs, a non-profit dedicated to promoting and providing free concerts for people who find it difficult to go to bars and other public areas that have music. Michele sponsored 25 different musicians to play at Project Transitions (housing for Aids patients), SafePlace, Hospice Austin, and University Baptist Soup Kitchen. Always conscious of opportunities to make a difference, Michele donated an astonishing 815 ounces of breast milk to the Mother's Milk Bank of Austin. In the summer of 2009, Michele began writing again after an eight-year hiatus. The archetypal experiences of the major arcana in tarot inspired her to write eleven songs that follow the fool's journey. She begins the album with "Harvest Time" that references the fool and the rebirth of Dionysus, who is featured as the fool in the Crowley tarot deck. The songs are either directly or loosely inspired by the Crowley tarot deck. In "Dust of the Moon," Michele begins the song with a direct visual reference to the Crowley card, "the sun's in the beetle's pincers, moving through the night. Other songs, such as "Dogs are on the Loose," are an interpretation of the unrealized potential of the card, or the card in an upside down position. In "Between the Threads," Michele makes a direct reference to the entire 78 card tarot deck, "there are 78 cries in a mockingbird's song. Michele Solberg (1994, Chocolate Records)

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Since Heart Gigs' formation in 2002, Michele Solberg has worked hard to make Heart Gigs useful for the Austin Community.We have worked with over 25 different musicians and worked on a monthly and weekly basis with both Hospice Austin and Safeplace. Michele Solberg is the Director of Heart Gigs.She has been an active member of the Austin Music Scene as a singer-songwriter since 1990.She has released four CDs (see chocolaterecords.com for discography) in Austin and the Southern and Southwestern Region of the United States on Chocolate Records and Crystal Clear Sound.She performed music throughout Northern Europe while working in a music studio on the small island called Samsoe off the eastern coast of Denmark in 1999 and 2000.Currently, she is working at the Undergraduate Writing Center at the University of Texas in Austin. E-mail any comments or questions to Michele Solberg: michele_solberg@mail.utexas.edu

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