Carlos Maya Interview on Nagamag

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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"

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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Carlos Maya – Grace (Video)

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“Stepping slowly and delivering peace towards, performed with gentle dynamics, recorded with clarity and dropping carefully melancholic notes, Grace by Carlos Maya is a deep emotive neoclassical theme which you return to listen again.”

Carlos Maya shared few words with us about this song”
“Each one of my song work as some kind of tale, a story to be told and evoked, and when you imagine, you let yourself to reach your deep emotions, you are the main character in this tale and you live your personal emotional adventure.”

When I composed this piece I imagined myself walking slowly at the edge of the sea, feeling the sand in my feet and the warm water touching me gently… “Grace” speaks about the simplest things in life but the most valuable, and how we have to embrace each moment, each experience, as unique as they are, and always make the most.

Few words about Carlos Maya:
Carlos Maya. Modern classical pianist and composer. Wrote his debut album “Isolation Songs for Piano” in its entirely at home during quarantine. Each song tells a story and portrays an emotional journey where the listener is its own protagonist. Each piece represents an emotional mood, but transforming it and modifying it along the time to convey a sense of storytelling.

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