Who is your favorite classical composer? Do you have one?
Pergolesi … Beethoven … Fauré … Varèse
When did you start composing electronic music?
How did you hear about the 9 Beet Stretch?
The world is upside down, how does living in the shade of COVID has impacted your creative work?
I work a lot inside so it hasn’t changed much. No travel tho, so no concerts and as I improvise a lot it has stopped more or less.
What projects are you currently working on?
Recording project with Chandra Shukla and a curatorial work named freq_wave (for the web)
Should electronic music be purely academic (MUST an Electronic music artist be formally trained in music?)
No, either or (as Kierkegaard put it).
In your opinion, what is the merit of improvisation and experimentation?
I think the difference between improvisation, experimentation, and “normal” composing/playing is a vast grey zone. When you write music you tend to experiment as well, when you play from a score you improvise somewhat as you interpret the music in different ways depending on your mood, the temperature, the “day” … and when you experiment you still use some of your earlier knowledge and your experience … so, this is something to discuss further.
What do you think as an artist about the juxtaposition/fusion of classical and electronic music?
As the zone between classical music and electronic music also is wide and grey – it varies!! With a post-modern way of doing art and music, the difference is not there.. it’s just how you contemporary use it!! Time is relative!!
How do you envision the future of electronic music?
There will be more AI based on the idea of Muzak and more drone streaming. The bridges between “high” and “low” will be larger and only the future educated elite will have knowledge of and therefore access to new composed serious music (unless the education system changes in the world).