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ARTIST INTERVIEW: GIARDINI OORT


Interview


What first got you into music?

Music has always been a compelling force in my life, a form of communication deeper than words. I found solace and expression through various instruments and genres, each serving as a conduit for the emotions and narratives I yearned to share. The project Giardini Oort was born from this lifelong affinity with music, a channel to pour reflective and introspective soundscapes that resonate with the listener's innermost thoughts.

                       

What is "Dark Thoughts" and why is it so damn edgy and cinematic?

"Dark Thoughts" is a musical piece that encapsulates the sobering reflection on the plight of war-affected children in zones like Syria and Gaza. It's edgy because it doesn't shy away from the uncomfortable, raw emotions associated with such a heavy subject. The cinematic quality comes from the immersive soundscape that aims to place the listener right in the midst of this turmoil, blending ambient and dark sounds to create a vivid auditory experience that mirrors the complex layers of the narrative.

 

What memorable responses have you had to your work?

The most memorable responses come from listeners who say the music has provided them with a space for meditation and reflection. Knowing the music is not just heard but felt and serves as a catalyst for healing and introspection is profoundly fulfilling.

                       

Can you write what was your best performance in your career? How do you remember it?

My best performance was an intimate live session where the connection between the music and the audience was palpable. There was a synchrony of emotion, a collective experience of the soundscapes that went beyond just playing notes. It was as if the music became a language we all spoke fluently in that moment, a memory etched in my mind for its purity and authenticity.

 

What are you most proud of?

I am most proud of maintaining artistic integrity and authenticity. With Giardini Oort, the aim has always been to create music that remains true to my vision and values, without succumbing to commercial pressures. That principle has guided the project and has been the cornerstone of its identity.

 

Do you have a mentor or coach?

While I don't have a personal mentor or coach, there are artists whose work has greatly influenced me to the extent that they have become virtual mentors. The artistry of bands like Radiohead and icons like Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails has been so thoroughly assimilated into my understanding of music that their influence guides me as if we had a mentor-mentee relationship. Their innovative approaches to sound and their dedication to artistic integrity resonate deeply with my own musical journey.

 

How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?

The Internet has democratized the music industry. It has allowed independent artists like myself to reach a global audience, bypass traditional gatekeepers, and foster direct connections with listeners. However, it has also saturated the “market”, underscoring the importance of originality and distinctiveness in an artist's work.

 

What are you doing to ensure you continue to grow and develop as an artist?

I am constantly exploring new sound textures, studying various musical forms, and challenging myself with different thematic concepts. Collaboration with other artists also plays a key role in growth, as it brings fresh perspectives and pushes creative boundaries.

 

What message do you want to leave to your fans?

I don't see you as 'fans' but as listeners who share a deep appreciation for the music and melodies born from the vibrations of handpans, RAV drums, and synthesizers. We are growing together, and it's this journey of exploration and the refusal to be deterred by challenges that fuels our collective creativity.

I hope to inspire contemplation and introspection. If my music can serve as a sanctuary for reflection or a catalyst for change, then I've accomplished what I set out to do. I urge listeners to remain open to the stories and emotions that music can convey.

 

Do you agree with the Pigeon?

Ah, if Pigeon is steering the conversation, then I'm all ears. Provocative questions are the bread and crumbs of a good interview, aren't they? I find that challenging perspectives – much like the ones Pigeon presents – resonate with the ethos of my music. It's about delving deeper, questioning the status quo, and finding beauty in the layers beneath. So, in the spirit of thoughtful provocation and introspective journeys, yes, I agree with the Pigeon.


Review

"Dark Toughts" displays suspense and mystery created by synthesizers and electronic components that generate a cinematic soundscape that grows endlessly!!! The shimmering ethereal melodies are as relaxing as The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place by Explosions In The Sky and the crunchy looped percussion makes time fly... Time flies and the punctuated synths sound sad like tears coming from less happy thoughts. In fact, "Dark Toughts" demands introspection in a downtempo and leftfield world full of experimental daring, since it's a single as mechanical as the usual act of going to sleep at night, but as creative as the cliffhanger at which we leave a nightmare.





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