Victor Alexeeff – Classics Unleashed [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

Sonic Ear Candy

Classical meets electronic. Or to use your title, Classics Unleashed. Tell us a few things about this project.

A project I’ve thought about ever since Wendy Carlos released her electronic version of Bach. It was pretty radical to interpret a classic work and take it right out of the purist comfort zone. And I’m pretty sure these rock stars from the past would have been all over these electronic instruments!

What first got you into music?

I wish I knew… I was only four…

Artists and people who have influenced and inspired you?

I feel that I constantly get inspired by so much talent out there! Especially from artists that pour their passion into their art.

What would be your dream performance venue?

It might be a bit of a long shot 😉 but performing at the International Space Center floating around the planet would be the ultimate.

If you were asked to rescore a film, which one would you choose?

I’m not sure about stepping on someone else’s work. But way back in Toronto, our band NRG did live film score performances to Fritz Lang’s Metropolis. We experimented a lot with sounds, and whatever gear we could get our hands on. Back then, our friend Larry ran the 16 mm projector and the three of us were buried in gear. It was a blast!

If Bach were alive today, what kind of you music would he produce?

His music could possibly be so intense that mere mortal brains would explode.

Thank you!

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