Who is your favorite classical composer? Do you have one?
As a light consumer of classical music of any period I am yet to find one. It is probably fourth on the list of genres I pay attention to after experimental, pop in all its guises, and jazz.
Still, I have a soft spot for Chopin and Debussy’s piano works, Gustave Fauré’s Melodies, JS Bach’s Arias from the Cantatas and Oratorios.
Closer to us Arvo Part, Henryk Goresky, and even closer to the nest Luc Ferrari among others. But I have honestly no idea what is currently going on in the sense of traditional classical music.
When did you start composing electronic music?
1992, the first published in 1999.
How did you hear about the 9 Beet Stretch?
Through a mastering job for Cycom.
The world is upside down, how does living in the shade of COVID has impacted your creative work?
In all candidness, I was diagnosed with brain cancer 8 years ago so on a personal level my awareness has not changed. From a larger perspective, it does not shine well on us and raises again and again the same societal and political questions.
Onward we go…more carefully.
What projects are you currently working on?
I am putting the final touch to a new album called ‘Forthcoming’.
Should electronic music be purely academic (Does an Electronic music artist need to be formally trained in music?)
No. The presence of both is good for contrast.
With the technology available, to compose is more about what kind of choices you make to get to what you would like to hear and therefore more subjective. Still, I guess that when one is experimenting as a premise, the probability to find something unexpected, be it music or a new thought, increases. I like that.
In your opinion, what is the merit of improvisation and experimentation?
What do you think as an artist about the juxtaposition-fusion of classical and electronic music?
I think it’s all good!
How do you envision the future of electronic music?
I don’t know what will come of it!