The mystical sounds of the Theremin | Interview with Kepa Lehtinen

It is not the first time we feature Kepa Lehtinen. You can read our review for “Fall” here. This time we leave the artist to speak for himself.

Describe your sound in three words

Dark,sadness, past

Your music has a clear focus on organic elements and haunting melodies. Tell us a few things about your creative process.

I compose with piano. I play what ever comes to my mind. If i like some part i take it and try to make it better.

You are from Helsinki. How do you relate to the Finland music scene?

I have composed a Finnish feature films, commercials and TV – programs. The audience for my solo records is truly international.

What music do you listen to while skateboarding?

If the trick scares the music will help. The best music to give courage is skatepunk from the 90s. (like Bad religion) Metal is not suitable for skateboarding. I usually skate in silence.

Your music feels like it could work perfectly as a movie theme. If you were asked to rescore a film, which one would you choose?

When I was in film school we made a film ”Suojaviiva”starring Krzysztof Kieslowski. We made “Polish Jazz”to the film – lol. It was so much fun that I could do it again.

Which is your favorite song ever written for Theremin?

There is so much incomprehensible art music that i do not understand. Midsomer murders theme music is cool.

If you could change anything about the music industry, what would it be?

I do not long for the old days. Today, you don’t have to be a superstar to make global releases. Compensation for streaming should be fairer.

Any future plans?

I plan to make an album and then a music video.

Thank you!

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