Sam CD – 3 Suites [Interview]

Describe your sound in 3 words

beats for nerds

Your music has an experimental vibe. What is your creative process like?

If I have something in mind I will try to put it on paper, but if not I will try to build off of a transcription of an existing work, usually jazz, sometimes classical, as a starting point. All of these tracks were made while commuting to and from work over the course of a few years.

Do you like the idea of collaborating? Is songwriting a lonely process?

All music is collaboration, at the very least between creator and listener. It shouldn’t be a lonely process I don’t think.

Main influences?

Hip hop (beatmakers especially… Alchemist, Kanye West); eccentric classical (Stravinsky, Debussy); jazz piano (Dave Brubeck); movie scores; randomness

What is the biggest challenge you have faced as an artist so far?

Having to get a job

In which state of mind do you imagine people might listen to your music?

contemplative, cooling out, zoning out

What is the most useless talent you have?

They’re all pretty useless but I was a tour guide in Paris for some time, so I could tell you some cool facts about French history which are likely false.

Thank you!

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