Starting with this episode, we will present some of the international e-music that we want to be present in Spacers Festival.
The first interview is with Przemysław Rudź from Poland.
Born in 1976, he graduate the University of Gdańsk as geographer/climatologist. He is a science popularizer, author of books for astronomy enthusiasts, composer and performer of progressive electronic music. Working as an enterpreneur and a specialist in Education Department of Polish Space Agency, he live in the city of Gdańsk, northern Poland, at the Baltic Sea.
We can say he is a man very well engaged in his times. And proud about his place on Earth.
What is the space for you?
The space is the place we live in and we can not live without. The space is a stage where all our joys and orrows appear and disappear. Finally the space is an important part of the music I make. Without it there is no discussion about its sense and our mission here, on our planet.
How is your first steps approach to the music?
My first attempt to the music was the band called Labyrinth in my hometown Elblag. I was a keyboardist but, to be honest, I did not play then very well. I was a teenager dreaming about being another Mark Kelly (Marillion) or Tony Banks (Genesis) but my skills was dramatically small. Nowadays I still consider myself to be a better composer then instrumentalist 🙂
How you define your music?
The best definition is a Polish electronic music, but progressive electronic or progressive electronic rock suit it very well too.
What musicians or groups formed you as a musician?
I have just mentioned above the band Labyrinth. It existed about 4 years with no any significant recordings. It is a pitty becouse we had almost 3 hours of an original material. Fortunately I reminded some of the old songs and immortalized them on my solo album called „Back to the Labyrinth”. I’m working on vol. 2 of this album.
What genre of music you listen, especially?
Progressive rock, classical electronic. A several years ago I discovered classical music of J.S. Bach and W.A. Mozart times. I love it. Seriously I love it. It always brings a smile on my face or… tears when the music has a very sad mood.
Could you describe how you record in your studio? Don’t you miss a few hands sometimes?
I don’t. I have sequencers who help me doing and playing all those tracks at the same time. That is why I love to work in the studio. I’m a master of everything I do. No compromises except those with myself 🙂
Do you prefere a jam in your live set or is everything sharply programmed?
Sharply programmed, no doubt. For gigs I usually remove from the mix the tracks I will play live. The rest is the same as original recordings.
3 facts that affected your life, deeply?
1 – day of my birth, 2 – living in the coutry I really love and 3 – Genesis concert in Poland (2007) 🙂 🙂 🙂
How do you elaborate your beats? Does the melody always come first?
No, the melody is the last part of the working process. First of all I think about the entire harmony, chords progression, choosing proper sounds, rythm lines etc. Melody appears when I have all the musical base completed.
Jean Michel Jarre already took the pyramids, and Giorgio the space, what kind of landscapes inspire you the best?
Nature with no human interferences, starry sky whe I can look deep into the Universe. The sea, the mountain, the forest, the lake, the river. Sometime a big inspiration is a new scientific discovery or engenieering achievement. Generally I watch the world surrounding me and try to find its better side.
What is your vision of the future of our civilization?
I still belive in the human race. I always try to be an optymist. I hope we will live on better Earth but I know that it could be understood that I’m a little bit childish. I belive in space flights, the Universe exploration, clean energy sources for every man on the planet and the peace.
What kind of mesages you spread, with your music?
Use your brains and hearts. Keep distance from bad people, keep distance to reality. Respect each other.
Thank you, Przemysław. See you in Timisoara, Romania, at Spacers Festival!