What was the creative process like for this particular 'Blue Butterfly?'
A: When I was young, I had a great love for reading. This passion for reading eventually led me to start writing poems and short stories. I had always wished to express my feelings through words, but I struggled to find the right ones. However, through practice and education(music), I eventually grew as a writer (you can read composer) and it became a major part of my life. Nowadays, I spend my time writing words and melodies, recording them, and then creating even more words to complement the melodies. That's how I spend my days these years.
Can you talk about the recording and production process for 'Blue Butterfly?'
A: Certainly! I had penned this story several years ago, and upon rediscovering it, I realized I was still struggling to cope with the loss it represents. I was determined to do something to address this profound sadness, but I wasn't sure what to do. Eventually, I decided to record an album in early June 2017 and I completed the recording process within two weeks. However, I became quite obsessive about perfecting the album and ended up completely reworking it twice. The process was quite intense, I lost nine pounds in the process. Additionally, my sleeping disorder resurfaced, but overall, it was a fun and fulfilling experience.
What is your personal favorite piece from the 'Blue Butterfly' and why?
A: "Blood moon, silver star." I have a fascination with the entire galaxy, especially the Milky Way, and its silence and mystery. When I was a kid, I used to believe that the moon was the gateway to this whole universe.
Can you tell us a bit about yourself and how you got started in music?
A: I have a background in classical music, having trained for eight years. One day, my father brought home vinyl’s from Bill Evans and Thelonious Monk, which had a profound impact on me. I attended a conservatory and graduated as a classical pianist and composer. While I have a passion for extreme metal, I also find hip-hop culture fascinating. I consider myself a music nerd, with Robert Fripp being my ultimate hero.
What role do you feel emotions play in your music, and how do you channel them into your performances?
A: As I gain more life experience, I am becoming better at controlling my emotions while writing (performing is a different story). With this control, I am able to choose how much I want to infuse a melody with emotion, as well as selecting the specific type of emotion I want to convey.