In our previous article we shared a track by Javier Rodriguez and now here we are sharing his exclusive interview with all of you. So, without wasting the time let’s get started.
Read Javier Rodriguez’s Interview
Q: Welcome to Muzent.
A: Thank You
Q: How did you come into music industry?
A: I started my career as a student in the Music Academy in Cordoba and then I spent several years composing for the ballet and cinema, while working as a piano conservatory teacher. So first as a student and then as a teacher, I never felt the music as an industry but as an art.
Q: Who was your inspiration for music?
A: I had many influences and inspirations. Probably all the great artist I had the opportunity to play with have had a deep impact on me: Ravi Shankar, Sura Susso, Jansen Santana, Helio Delmiro or Modou Toure among many others have helped me to create my own musical language. Also, my project with renowned British architect Zaha Hadid to create a Ballet (that was later a tribute) was very inspired and probably one of the most complex and beautiful works I have created. Being closed to Zaha Hadid was a blessing gift.
Q: What is the name of your debut song?
A: I cannot remember the first song I composed: probably I was 8 or 9 years old and it is completely lost. I remember the first recording session when I was 18th: I recorded a song inspired in Spain called “Alhambra”.
Q: Say something about your musical journey?
A: My musical journey was a way to communicate and create my own language. Also, I tried to mean what I do and always do what I mean in music. The experience of traveling and performing with orchestras around the world opened my mind to new ideas like world music, jazz, minimalism, and different aspects of contemporary classical music.
Also, there was a very relevant moment in December 2014 was appointed Music Director of The World Ballet.
Q: Who helped you most in your journey?
A: For sure my parents and my teachers. I will be always grateful to Fernando Chicano, the one I started with and then I had the chance to study under Rafael Orozco, one of the most recognised pianists of the XX century.
Q: Let us know something about your future projects.
A: I am still working with my friend and collaborator, Julian Blanco, who has been producing my latest album “Ase” and is still working in a couple of Original Movie Soundtracks that will be finished by April 2021.
Q: Any message for new artist?
A: Probably the same motto I repeat to myself: Do what you mean, mean what you do. Music is about communication and authenticity.