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Lynn Tredeau Interview on Nagamag

Contemporary


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

Lynn Tredeau:
Neo-classical, Contemporary Solo Piano, New Age Piano


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Lynn Tredeau:
I began piano lessons at 5 years of age and that opened a doorway to learning many other instruments including flute, clarinet, saxophone, guitar & pipe organ. After many years of teaching piano, I retired to pursue a life long dream to create original music. My debut album Echoes of Life was released in 2015 followed later that same year by a Christmas album Snowlight (A Christmas Memory), which was awarded Best Holiday Album at Enlightened Piano Radio. Over the next 4 years I released 4 additional albums and 12 single releases. My music has been featured on about 6 compilation albums and received many nominations. Two albums were awarded Best Solo Piano Album at Zone Music Reporter, Fellowship of Solitude in 2018 and All the Pieces in 2019. A track (Photos Without a Memory) from my sixth album was also chosen as Track of the Year by One World Music Radio. My single releases have allowed me to collaborate with other musicians and try my hand at other styles of music.


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

Lynn Tredeau:
My father loved the music of Nat King Cole and Frank Sinatra. Every Sunday, he would cook breakfast for the family and sing along to his favorite records. My other childhood memory was practicing on my old piano in the basement and my mother would call down the stairs to "play her favorite" which was Clair De Lune. To this day I can hear her voice when I play that song.


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?

Lynn Tredeau:
John Denver "Annie's Song"


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

Lynn Tredeau:
Michele McLaughlin "A Beautiful Distraction"

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Shoshana Michel Interview on Nagamag.com

Contemporary


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

Shoshana Michel:
Neo-classical, contemporary solo piano, new age piano, minimal piano


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Shoshana Michel:
I started music lessons at the age of seven when a door-to-door salesman for a local music studio knocked on my front door. Throughout the years, I've played different genres of music at different venues from ragtime at Knott’s Berry Farm to contemporary solo piano at The Galleria at South Bay in Redondo Beach, California. In 2015, I recorded my first solo piano album, Soul Whispers, which inspired me to start writing my own music. In 2016, I released Dancing on the Wind, my debut album as a composer followed by Prelude to a Dream in 2017, Reflection in 2019 and Impressions in 2020. I'm extremely honored that my music has been featured in several documentaries and has received accolades, nominations and awards.


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

Shoshana Michel:
I was exposed to classical music through my father and big band era music through my mother, so I was open to listening to different genres of music. As a teenager, I started playing ragtime, became very enamored with the genre and started playing professionally. I believe, that is when my world really opened up to music.


Nagamag:
When you compose, do you compose for yourself or for those that listen to your music?

Shoshana Michel:
I think that it's a little of both. I compose what's in my heart, but I do keep in mind what my listeners may want to hear. Music should be a 'conversation' between the composer and the listener, it should 'speak' to the listener. When I compose from my heart, I believe that it will reach the hearts of my listeners, as well.


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?

Shoshana Michel:
Fats Waller "Handful of Keys"


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

Shoshana Michel:
Christine Brown "Forest for the Trees"

Discover & Listen to Shoshana Michel

Shoshana Michel on Spotify

Shoshana Michel's Signature Track


Shoshana Michel on Social Media

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Shoshana Michel's Website

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Harry Maes Interview on Nagamag.com

Contemporary


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

Harry Maes:
My current music is influenced by neo-classical and melancholic music with an underlying emotion which focuses on listening to and finding your inner voice of soul. You can also find elements of jazz / fusion, EDM, Pop and Guitar instrumental music influences because I've been producing in these styles before I chose my new musical direction in 2019.


Nagamag:
Few words about your musical background and career?

Harry Maes:
​I’m a multi-instrumentalist (guitar, bass, piano/synths, drums, percussion). I’ve studied pop/jazz Guitar at the Rotterdam Conservatorium in the Netherlands. I've focused on playing fusion music in the 90s and started producing Pop and EDM after the year 2000. Between 2010 and 2018 I created fusion guitar compositions and video demos for various guitar related products. Since the end of 2018 I'm focusing on my new music direction.


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

Harry Maes:
Before the end of 2018 I was mainly focusing on producing music for other artists. In 2010 I've had a life threatening experience and it took me years to process all the emotions from that time. I've composed songs around 2012 that I've finally been able to work on again in 2019 and 2020. Inner Voice of Soul is one of those older songs that came to life in the last years. So my new music direction gave me the confidence to produce and finalize this music and choose to promote myself as an artist. It feels very liberating to finally share something that truly represents myself.


Nagamag:
Why have you chosen a new music direction in 2019?

Harry Maes:
At the end of 2018 I've made the bold decision to move from composing on guitar to piano! Because of that 2019 was a very intense but also exciting year in which I've forced myself to only compose on piano and improve my playing ability on piano. It was quite challenging but also liberating to not focus on guitar and fall back onto default patterns. The limitation of the piano has really led me to find my deeper underlying emotions, my inner voice and truly following my heart!


Nagamag:
Are your family or children also musicians?

Harry Maes:
My son Justin is a DJ and producer who lives in Seoul (South Korea). He's currently working closely with DJ Koo and LIPHOP and he's building his Entertainment Agency RISEDAWN specializing in Korean Future Pop and Digital Marketing. I've also worked with my daughter Tiffany during 2000 - 2010 in which we composed songs together and where she performed in the Dutch Eurovision preselection contest in 2004 and participated in the Dutch Idols 4 competition in 2008.


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?

Harry Maes:
Ailee (DJ Koo, Undaunted, Justin Levai) "Heartcrusher"


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

Harry Maes:
Olafur Arnalds "Only the Winds"

Discover & Listen to Harry Maes

Harry Maes on Spotify

Harry Maes's Signature Track

Harry Maes on Social Media

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Harry Maes's Website

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