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Carlos Maya Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
Which are the genres that describe your music style better?

Carlos Maya:
I'm perfectly OK with this "Neoclassical" term to refer music that has a strong emotional focus, as I pretend to do that, to communicate and to express these "emotional ideas" and perspectives that cannot be expressed with words.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Carlos Maya:
I've studied music at the Conservatory of Music of the National University of Colombia. I studied classical music, academic music, composition and music theory. But my interest in music was raised from a very young age, with the music instruction of my father who is a Sax player. Regardless my academic music background I was always interested in genres that are more connected to people than the strictly academic music, hence this neoclassical piano project, I also have great love for the keyboards and synthesizers, and absolutely for the Rock music. I also have a progressive rock project called Cadius in which I am its main composer.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

Carlos Maya:
My first connection of love with music was when I was very young... I think 6 maybe 7 years old... My father used to play in his turntable classical music and progressive rock music, music from Bach, Mozart, but also Rick Wakeman, Yes and that kind of stuff... I remember that Bach music touched me very deeply, I was really moved in my heart while listen to this second movement of the Harpsichord Italian concerto, touched to the point of tears, and I was like 7 or 8 years old, right then I decided that I wanted to be a pianist.


Nagamag:
What do you want to achieve with your music?

Carlos Maya:
I try to do my best to make beautiful music, I deeply feel that the purpose of each one of us, as human beings, is to bring beauty to this life, the beauty is an ideal from "higher states" and we bring these "higher states" to this world, and when we commit to this purpose I think we make the world a little better.


Nagamag:
What are your next steps in your career?

Carlos Maya:
I am working to put one of my songs as a soundtrack in a movie or a documentary. That would be awesome!


Nagamag:
Many artists listen to genres that they are not producing music for. Which track is your favorite that is NOT similar to yours?

Carlos Maya:
Meshuggah "Clockworks"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which is the track from a similar artist you admire?

Carlos Maya:
Michael Nyman The heart asks pleasure first

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SAAH Interview on Nagamag

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Nagamag:
Which are the genres that describe your music style better?

SAAH:
Neoclassical, contemporary classical, modern classical piano,


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

SAAH:
I was given an old piano at the age of nine. i immediately fell in love with that instrument(i actually wanted a flute, but I didn´t get one)
since then I loved to improvise and create little melodies.
i also had piano lessons for some years, but I always preferred to play by ear.
that´s why I decided not to study at the music university.
i played in bands and the last years I´ve been composing for theatres and I´ve been creating solo piano pieces in my tiny homestudio. Last year I won the European song writing award in the category: music for motion pictures. since then I´ve been releasing heartfelt solo piano songs. I am very grateful to have the opportunity to do what I love and to share my music with everybody who wants to listen.


Nagamag:
Do you remember your first connection of love to music that was the right impact to be a music artist now?

SAAH:
I guess it was when i first heard some Tory Amos songs (i fell in love with her way to play the piano) and later i really loved the Keith Jarrett´s Köln concert (i was so impressed by the spirit and vibes of his free and harmonic improvising )


Nagamag:
do you have any plans for the near future?

SAAH:
Yes, I have :)
I always desired to play outside in nature or in other special places with my stage piano.
...so I had a stunning handmade piano shell built by a very talented man and now (about 2 weeks ago) a wonderful painter completed this work with a very special and beautiful painting on the cover of the shell, that means a lot to me.
So from now on I will also share some little video clips from outside, playing on Juna (that´s my pianos name;) - it means the desired..... I am over the moon excited about that.


Nagamag:
Many artists listen to genres that they are not producing music for. Which track is your favorite that is NOT similar to yours?

SAAH:
INCUBUS "Wish you were here"


Nagamag:
Of Course Nagamag would love to listen also which is the track from a similar artist you admire?

SAAH:
Franco Roberts (He has a different piano sound, I really like his work) "axolotl"

Discover & Listen to SAAH

SAAH on Spotify

SAAH's Signature Track

SAAH on Social Media

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SAAH's Website

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“"Oktober" is the matching piece to leave behind Summer and welcome Autumn. According to the Classical music spirit, the artist combines chords from two instruments. Now is your chance to realize the great affection of this amazing result.”

-Nagamag.com

Oktober' is the piano- and cellodriven lead single from the new Copenhagen-based classical/dreamjazz-project Båd's forthcoming debutalbum 'Oktober Vipper Bladene Af Træerne'.

Behind Båd is Jeppe Dengsø, composer-student at Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen.

”'Oktober' is my humble declaration of love to Autumn and the nostalgic sensation it contains. Sad but hopeful, bittersweet and intangible. I hope it can act as a soundtrack for people's Autumn; that they'll listen to it on a rainy Autumn-walk through the city or forest” – Jeppe Dengsø

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“Where the sea meets an altar and waves embrace the crystal cathedrals is where this takes place. A romance with sound of synths and strings telling the tale. ”

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'sea / boat / water' is the first single that’s flourished from a collaboration between two neo-classical composers; ÜUCE (USA) and Arttu Silvast (FIN).

The project started to come together after the two musicians found each other through shared digital spaces and started exchanging musical ideas online. It turned out that they both had a similar taste in music, sounds, and textures.

I grew up spending my summers in the sand on the east coast of the USA. Naturally while there, I had life-giving experiences, fell in love with the ocean, and fell in love with the women who ended up becoming my wife. As the years moved on and I finally got to enjoy the sea with my son, a melody broke onto the shore in front of us. After sharing the concept with Arttu, he thoughtfully observed the notes to find the meaning for me… not to mention expand profoundly on it. - ÜUCE

I’m originally from a very small seaside town in Southern Finland and the sea has always made me feel at home and offered an endless source of inspiration. ‘sea / boat / water’ came together as ÜUCE sent me one of his piano ideas that I started to build on. Turned out that we have a very similar taste in aesthetics and music but also, we are both fascinated by the sea. - Arttu Silvast

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“The Duo Lumimare have produced a beautifully calming piece for piano and flute called Light Is Coming. If you allow yourself to be lulled by the sweet melodies and breathy evocations of the piano and flute you too will feel that the light is coming for all of us. ”

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Latest Neoclassical discoveries

Neoclassical music defined as the modern classical music. As the well known Classical music refers from the 18th to 19th century, the corresponded music compositions of the 20th century have been categorized as Neoclassical. The used instruments and the music style is not necessarily affected by the ages but Neoclassical music is mostly referenced and credited to the era that the song has been written as well as the era of its composers/artists. The most famous instruments which may be listened to a Neoclassical track are Piano, Violin, Double Bass, Cello, Harp, Flutes while the list doesn’t end here and the combination of multiple instruments, the amount of each one and even solo performances of a single instrument may vary. Tempo and rhythm also is not limited to this music genre but the dramatic majority of Neoclassical music compositions have no lyrics/vocals.