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Interview: 10 questions
1. When did you start making music, what is/was your motivation to do it?
I bought an hard-disk recorder on 1998. I think I started making music with that device, even if I had been playing some other instrument before, especially guitar. Making music is my way of making something, the opportunity to build something, to be leader and slave of it at the same time, just like with love stories.
2. Tell me something about your living environment and the musical education.
I live in a little town, apart from all kind of “hype”scenes including the electronic music scene. Now I feel fine in this sweet isolation… here we have good food, wine, sea and so on. But years ago I suffered a lot for this, so I moved to Bologna to attend a course in music and communication. There I found a new scene, new spaces, new people… this experience opened my mind and helped me a lot with computers in music. Nowadays, however, I still prefer hanging round the scene.
3.Is making music your profession? What is the context in which you practice music nowadays?
Let’s say that I think to work professionally. Sometimes happens that music gets in touch with money, but not for me by now. As wrote, where I live there aren’t a lot of space to perform my music, so when I want to perform I start searching for festival or other space with a similar mood about shows and music.
4. How do you compose or create music or sound? Have you certain principles, use certain styles etc?
Actually I love working with “suite” structures, and this is due to an interest in discovering roles, position and meaning of a single sound or a theme in a linear development. In this way you can control many times “what this sound would be within a different environment?” and send back the choice between opportunities. I would like to imagine my future music more free from the “squared” mind of a sequencer.
5. Tell me something about the instruments, technical equipment or tools you use?
The core of my equipment is a laptop, with a sequencing software running and a pair of remote controller: that’s for live set. In my home studio you can find also synth, microphones, mixers and whatever is in a standard cheap home studio.
6. What are the chances of New Media for the music production in general and for you personally?
New Media are destroying almost everything and re.building everything. I truly believe that this is a revolution we are all far from understanding. However to let this process work you must have something to destroy; that’s why I don’t trust in what’s born from that revolution but in what that revolution has changed. Almost everything need time to become completely what it is.
7. How about producing and financing your musical productions?
In my opinion production isn’t a real problem for an electronic musician. I finance my music with some slice of what I earn from my regular job, and my productions are auto-production. I like burn 20-30 CD and paint them, think about packaging…
8. Do you work individually as a musician/soundartist or in a group or collaborative?
I work by myself from years. It’s cool, but being part of a community makes some difference. People always look for a community. As friends, as colleagues, as a label, as an audience. Actually I work with a theatre company too, and this experience helps me force some limits and attitude.
If you have experience in both, what is the difference, what do you prefer?
If you are already part of it, you can leave it and keep distance. But if you are not part of it, you can’t enter that.
9. Is there any group, composer, style or movement which has a lasting influence on making music?
They are always changing. Probably I’m hanging round once more, or I don’t trust composers or styles completely.
10. What are your future plans or dreams as a soundartist or musician?
I’ll be waiting for the next interview.
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