James is a multi-instrumentalist and composer hailing from Bristol. His compositions are layered, expansive and bring film and media to life. He’s part of a the new generation of composers pushing the boundaries of soundtrack and film score composition. We asked him a few questions, his answers are below. Tell us who you are and what you do? I’m James Everingham – I’m 17, a composer/musician, and currently doing my A-Levels. Which part of the world are you from and what’s so good about it? I’m from Bristol in the UK. I love the countryside but I also love the
James is a multi-instrumentalist and composer working out of Bristol, his compositions are Cinematic, expansive and bring film and media to life. He’s put together a selection of his soundtracks alongside other great score writers such as Porter Robinson and Thomas Bergersen.
Lucy Claire is a London based composer originally from the North East of England compiles a selection music for The Composer Series. A mix of post classical composers, indie and music selected from her personal compositions.
Lucy trained at London’s Royal College of Music in composition and music for the moving image Lucy has collaborated with many filmmakers, choreographers and artists on projects as well as releasing solo work and performing live around London. Lucy is currently writing and recording her debut album for a release in Autumn 2015.
Album showcase from Arian Hagen a composer/producer from Halle (Germany). His sound is a mix between classical pieces and atmospheric electronic compositions. Streaming and on Demand 8pm & 2am
Philipp Kalchuk is the Russian Born Ambient Composer known as Soft Note. He’s doing a mix for us broadcasting on the 4th February, for now we find out a little bit more about him.
Hello! Let’s go 🙂
Tell is who you are in 140 characters, twitter style
I am 25 years old man who loves music. I wanted to be a painter but I realized that creating landscapes with sound is more interesting.
Which part of world are you from and what’s the best thing about it?
I am from Omsk, Russia. It is Siberia. We have an interesting climate, up to +40c in summer and down to -40c in winter. I love the people who live here because they are very kind for living in such severe place, many people here have such a strong spirit.
Describe yourself as a producer what is your style?
I like to create atmospheric and detailed soundscapes. At first my style was futuristic but now I am very close to the spirit, nature and the universe. I also love experimental Ambient.
What thing makes you happiest about the current music scene?
The best in the current music scene is that it is easily accessible. You can find almost anything that you want. I love digital releases simply because it is hard to find rare or limited albums on CD in our city and I prefer to pay directly to the artist and download his or her albums.
Valerio Matola Pianist and Composer originating from Italy, was born in a musical family and by the age of 7 wrote his first compositions. He later came to Athens and studied Classical Piano and Composition at the Greek National Conservatory. Wrote several works for Films / Video art / Theatre and contemporary dance plays.
Valerio you composed your first song at the age of five. Are you from a musical family?
Yes, my father was a guitar player and singer and his grandmother was a well known opera singer.At the time I was born my father was working as a musician for the king of Jordan. We stayed in Amman for some years and then we moved to South Italy which is my father’s native country. When I was 8 years old we came to Greece where I am living right now.
So you took piano lessons in Greece? You have studied at the National Greek Conservatorium. That was you first encounter with classical composers?
Well actually yes. My parents did not listen too much classical music so the first time I listened Chopin, Rachmaninoff, Prokovief, Liszt to name some of the composers that have inspired me a lot was at the conservatorium. My teacher was Russian, a student of Tatiana Nikolayeva and he introduced me to Russian composers mainly. I studied with him for a couple of years and then with another teacher but soon found out that I wanted to write my own music.
That’s why you are an accomplished piano player. Your interpretations receive very good comments as well as your compositions. So tell me how is your life now?
I live in a suburb near the sea. I have a passion for nature and especially for free diving. So I have the chance to dive two to three times per week . Ideally I would like to move to an island and be able to work with my music and dive every day.
Do you find inspiration in nature? What inspires you to write music?
Yes, nature fascinates me. The colours of the sky, the changing shapes of the clouds, the mist in the air, the depth and the mystery of the sea. But a big part of my work comes also from incidents that have happened to me. From the way I look at things.