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Innocenzo Genna Interview on Nagamag

Blues

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

Innocenzo Genna:
My solo-piano compositions of Innocenzo Genna fall within the categories of neoclassical, with frequent combinations into blues and jazz. I am similarly conservative as a composer, for my music drawing heavily on harmonic and melodic practices found in 18th and 19th-century European compositions


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Innocenzo Genna:
I always lived music in multiple dimensions: as a musician, firstly performer and entertainer, and then composer, but also as a technology scholar. My interest in music is not only artistic and emotional, but also professional, because for years I have been working in the Internet and technology sector as a lawyer and policy expert, so as to be involved in the major political debates concerning music and technology: from P2P to online piracy, from online platforms to the liberalization of collecting societies, up to the recent European copyright reform. Such an intense professional activity enriched my musical vocation, while adapting my classical practice with modern and pop piano, blues and jazz, so as arranging the various genres into a personal compositional style. The many trips in Italy and abroad have contributed to creating the context of images, memories and fantasies from which his compositions are born.


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

Innocenzo Genna:
When I was 4 years old my father forgot to pick me up from the nursery. While waiting for my father arrival, the nuns left me own the refectory where an old piano stand. I spent a couple of hours trying to play it, I was aware that it was not a toy, it was something to be treated with respect. From that point onwards, I was fascinated by pianos


Nagamag:
When did you start to compose music?

Innocenzo Genna:
The father of a friend of mine had a grand piano and lots of jazz and blues music sheets. he invited me to play them. For me it was a kind of revelation, because I finally found out the name and the notes of music I have been looking for (there was not Youtube an that time). Bacharach, Mancini, Lewis, ecc . It was a re relation from me. By reading such notes, I realized that there is something even greater than playing music: composing music. I was 16 years old.


Nagamag:
When did you start to publish your music?

Innocenzo Genna:
Very late, because normally I was playing in public as an entertainer and a club pianist, not as a composer. I always found my music to be too delicate and introspective to be played in events with a large audience. However, some people accidentally heard my compositions during private events, and they strongly urged me to publish it.


Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

Innocenzo Genna:
Keith Emeson "Inferno - Main Title Theme"


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

Innocenzo Genna:
Ryuichi Sakamoto "Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence"

Discover & Listen to Innocenzo Genna

Innocenzo Genna on Spotify

Innocenzo Genna's Signature Track

Innocenzo Genna on Social Media

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Innocenzo Genna's Website

www.innocenzogenna.com

Shigar Interview on Nagamag.com

Blues


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

shigar:
I am influenced by many genres and sounds, you can hear it in my music. My debut album 'EarGasm' is a mixture of different genres that include elements of blues, jazz, nu-soul, classic music, rock, and more. I never create music with an initial idea of a specific genre. Each one of the tracks in the album reflects the mood that I was in at that particular moment, I let the music lead me and not the other way around.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

shigar:
My parents had me take piano lessons since I was 5 years old. 3 years later I joined the local conservatory where I played the trumpet and drums with a big band and an orchestra for 10 years. With the orchestra, we would mostly perform classical pieces, and with the big band, it was all about classic jazzy tunes. After graduating I took a break from playing instruments, that allowed me to rediscover my passion for music. I started developing a vocal ability from scratch, and work on my songwriting skills in search of my own sound. I picked up the electric guitar and collaborated with different musicians and artists, which all led me to work on my own album.


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

shigar:
When I was a teen I played many solo shows as a trumpeter in different events, I think the turning point for me was when I got to play in a holocaust memorial day ceremony in front of 1000 people. I remember feeling an intense overwhelming sensation in my body that gave me shivers. I can't say I knew back then that I wanted to be an artist but that was definitely a milestone in my perception of what music is, and how it affects us as humans.


Nagamag:
what are the most important aspects for you in making music?

shigar:
The 2 main things for me are originality and personal connection. Creating and combining original and different sounds while staying true to my art, never compromising on the end result, although it is extremely hard sometimes. I have to feel a connection to my own music and be able to vibe with it after it is complete. I've talked to a lot of artists that say they prefer not to listen to their music after it is released. For me, that contradicts the whole purpose of creating your own music if you cannot connect to it and enjoy it in your spare time. As an independent artist, I have the advantage of full creative control of all my music, from the production to mixing and mastering, so the end result is exactly how I envisioned it to be.


Nagamag:
Music has no borders and many of us we may listen to more genres that we are mainly involved. So share with Nagamag which track comes first in your mind from music but is NOT similar to your genre?

shigar:
Etta James "At last"


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

shigar:
Radiohead "Street Spirit"

Discover & Listen to shigar

shigar on Spotify

shigar's Signature Track


shigar on Social Media

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