Today we have Puneh Ganji with us and here we are sharing her first ever exclusive interview. So, let’s get started.
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A: Thanks for having me. This is my first interview actually, super exciting.
Q: How did you come into the Music Industry?
A: It’s been not even a year ago, when I decided to reveal that I compose, starting with social media. I’d compose music and then share it. This developed to some projects/jobs and finally brought me to get my music pieces out there on platforms such as spotify.
Q: Who gave you pieces of advice?
A: Almost everyone is giving some advice but what sentence sticked to me is: “well behaved women rarely made history, so fuck it” I don’t know who said that though.
Q: Who was your inspiration for music?
A: Musicwise I love the work of Erik Satie, Oskar Schuster, and Thomas Newman. I think what’s also important are their stories that inspire in music. I admire Thomas Newman for being so humble while he’s so connected to Music. I love how Mozart didn’t take himself too seriously even though he knew he belonged to the world’s greatest musicians, and how he was adapting so well to newest trends in his time, I can learn a lot from that. Also Hiphop artist Russ inspires me, he worked himself up the latter alone with hard and smart work. All these inspirational artists help me to let go of self pressuring barriers and allow me to focus on my own flow and style.
Q: What’s the name of your Debut Song?
A: Just a Glance at You, which got published on 10/10/19 this year. It was a meaningful birthday gift I gave to myself.
Q: Say something about your musical Journey.
A: I feel my music journey started even before I was born, while my mom was pregnant with me. My dad is a musician/singer so I’d always be around music regardless. I knew from very early on that the piano was going to be my instrument so I started playing when I was 9 years old. You know when you get asked as a kid what you’d want to become? My friend’s answers were things like superstar, doctor, or strangely even cashier, I remember. The crazy thing about me is I I always knew I was going to compose but never answered that question to anyone. I’d always keep it silent when it came to that, not my teachers knew, none of me friends, not my mom, no one. Until I finally decided to start composing less than a year ago…
Q: Who helped you most on this journey?
A: I’ve got amazing friends who support me on tougher days to keep going. Otherwise google and books have been my most effective guides.
Q: What do you do nowadays?
A: I compose daily, give piano classes, and freelance, until I can comfortably live off music.
Q: Let us know something about your future projects.
A: I don’t want to reveal too much but I’m moving to the US for a while to enhance my skills in creating film music.
Q: Any message for new artists?
A: Keep making as good music as you can and know your marketing.
Q: What is your message to your fans?
A: Thank you to everyone who reached out to me to share their experiences with my music. It means a lot to me. I’m excited to share more.