Brief | Interview with Adriano Koch

  • Describe your sound in 3 words

It’s really difficult to describe your own music. I guess my goal is to produce an organic and moving sound. It’s also really dark but that’s why I’m producing music. It helps to transform dark emotions into euphoria. So to answer your question: Organic, Dark, Cinematic

  • What comes first in your music? The melodies, the sound or the electronic beats? Tell us a few things about your creative process.

It could be a lot of things. I don’t have a usual guideline in the creative process. All I know before creating a song is the tool I have: my synthesizer, my two microphones for sampling what’s around me, my tape machine and my piano. Because I’m sampling a lot of things, the place I’m recording in has a great impact on the composition itself. Maybe there will be an oriental percussion, a door that sounds good when I close it, an amazing noise on the street or an old and broken acoustic guitar. All of these items may have an impact on the song. I’m not looking for perfection. I’m looking for imperfection. That’s why I’m using noises, analog synths, tape machines and detuned piano. Perfection is boring. Controlled imperfections are way more interesting in my opinion.

  • The riff in your new song ‘BRIEF’ is infectious. Tell us your favorite piano riff you wish you have composed yourself.

THE POET by Tigran Hamasyan at exactly -2:49 till the end- it’s a masterpiece

  • Who is your favourite pianist?

My favorite piano player is Tigran Hamasyan. He is mixing holy Armenian themes and culture to jazz and classical music.

  • What do you enjoy most? Writing music or performing your music live? What would be your dream performance venue?

I just can’t answer to that. It’s so different. Performing is amazing but it’s so intense that it takes me two days to recover from a show. Sharing a moment with the audience is one the most amazing thing I had to experience. You work with the attention and emotions of the people, you play with the notion of silence, even in full crowded place. Also live is not all about the music itself it’s also about who you are on stage (is it you? Or somebody else?), the visual aspect of a stage, the light show, how you talk to people. You re creating a universe for one hour.
On the other hand producing music is also great because you just have no limits. You simply don’t. You can record anything you want. On my day to day life creating is essential for me to be stable on the other aspects of my life.

  • Neo Classical music has a wide audience nowadays. Do you think there is a compromise in the quality standards in order for this genre to become more accessible and popular?

I don’t think so. I have the impression that artists in this genre are typicality the kind of people that do not compromise anything. I have the impression that they are called NeoClassic because nobody knows where to put them and that’s the point, you just can’t put them anywhere because their music is a mix between everything they listened to. I wish the musical industry will focus more on an artist itself rather than it’s genre.

  • What was the best film you have watched during the quarantine?

MOONLIGHT

  • One last thing we should know about you?

I’m color-blind

  • Thank you!

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