Who is your favorite classical composer? Do you have one?
If it’s up to romanticism it would be Beethoven, but if classical music is referred to as contemporary XX century music it could be Iannis Xenakis but I could not leave out John Cage.
When did you start composing electronic music?
How did you hear about the 9 Beet Stretch?
I heard about it for the first time when I was invited to participate in this project
The world is upside down, how does living in the shade of COVID has impacted your creative work?
Very much at first, I was completely paralyzed. But two months after it started I started composing again and now I am finally finishing a nice pice!
What projects are you currently working on?
On an electroacoustic work made out of piano sounds Urform-Piano. And I did an acton-improvisation called Real too Real using a personal archive made out of found reel to reel tapes and cassettes.
Should electronic music be purely academic (Does an Electronic music artist need to be formally trained in music?)
No at all, some of the greatest sound artists doing electronic experimental music come from other fields than music and are not necessarily academically trained.
In your opinion, what is the merit of improvisation and experimentation?
Both are very important in creation in order to find new ways, new processes, new forms, and structures.
What do you think as an artist about the juxtaposition-fusion of classical and electronic music?
I write both instrumental and electroacoustic or electronic music alone, and both ways are interacting all the time, My instrumental music becoming electroacoustic and vice versa. I am also an artist, and that is yet another juxtaposition that enriches my work. Thus I have become an intermedia artist, which is the same as a transdisciplinary artist.
How do you envision the future of electronic music?
I have no idea, but the spatial realm will be much more important because it is the field that has been less developed in music in general