What first drew you into music?
My relationship with music predates my memory.” In the writing section of thewildboar.xyz it goes into great detail about this if you want to take a quote from there also:
My father taught me the accordion at four. I learned hundreds of Eastern European and Israeli folk songs that really became the foundation of my harmonic and melodic concepts. This video in Kotor from my instagram talks about it: https://www.instagram.com/p/B1wv0ziDopa/?utm_source=ig_web_options_share_sheet
Your track “Proof Of Concept” is absolutely amazing! How did you achieve such a great signature sound in such a short time? Also, what is your creative process like?
Thank you! It’s really taken all my life to develop this “signature sound.” Proof of Concept is harmonically like Chopin, while the production is influenced more from modern artists like James Blake or Pink Floyd. I call the genre “Present Music”. It utilizes elements of both Classical/Jazz with Electronic/Hip Hop. The voice you hear speaking is my father’s, taken from recordings I made of him on my phone without his knowledge. My process for this album was to record my life, find the most important parts of the recordings, score them like a documentary, write songs to the score, and then each songs became like a scene that I ordered into a movie you hear with your mind. It just so happened that many of these important moments came from advice my father gave me that I used as the foundation of a narrator character he became in The Wild Boar.
Going over your Soundcloud we can tell you love experimenting with new sounds. Can you tell us more about your studio setup and some of your favorite plugins/instruments?
I have a studio on an Avocado Orchard in Carpinteria, California. It has a Korg SV1, Schimmel piano, Prophet 6, and a Korg R3. Some plugins that I use are U-he A, Retro Synth, Sausage Fattener, Decapitator, Crystalizer. @theavocadoorchard
Your music sounds very organic and authentic. Do you play any real-life instruments?
I play piano, saxophone, accordion, sing, clarinet, compose/arrange. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1EcVJs76-s&t=1060s I was an instrumentalist I was a producer or singer. My goal with producing has always been to make every sound be as beautiful as a sound that exists in nature and each sound interacting with one another like an eco system; even if it’s an electronic sound I want it to sound organic like it was created in nature. My sound is also heavily inspired by the arrangement style of many of the great contemporary classical composers like Ravel and Stravinsky and I stick to my own strict rules regarding minimalism even if it ends up sounds grandiose and larger than life to the listener.
What are your musical goals for the future?
Have you ever seen the video of Freddie Mercury on stage with a giant white cape? https://youtu.be/FtyZSWJkFXU That’s my goal in life
What are your goals for the coming months? Any upcoming projects we can get excited about?
I have a project called Erez & Sapphire with another Vocalist coming out this fall. We have one song out now called “Maybe”(https://open.spotify.com/track/2CgGaabVVEctsAQG70QhrR?si=DHOv7ILMSw-KAhvDt17t-w). After that I will be releasing another solo project that’s more pop leaning than The Wild Boar.
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