Monday, July 07, 2014

Seven questions with … Vitaly Beskrovny



Vitaly Beskrovny is a musician who deserves more attention, certainly more attention from me. His compositions are modern, minimal and delightfully neo-classical; he plays the piano with such finesse and an understated touch that is both elegant and expressive.

I recently got the opportunity to pose my seven questions to him ... this is what he had to say.

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1) Who are you and what do you do?
I am Vitaly Beskrovny, from Novomoskovsk, Ukraine. I have loved listening to music since my childhood, because my father was a music lover and had a collection of old reels and tapes. I became interested in composing music in 2004, as soon as we had a personal computer at home, and I first became acquainted with the music sequencer (then it was FL Studio). I love listening to music of all genres, although in my heart there is place for only one song (“Moonlight Sonata” by Beethoven) and one musical instrument – the piano. I am studying piano at home (I have no musical education) and at the same time compose melodies that were previously on my music sequencer, and which now I translate into a minimalist piano sound. So, I am listener and a student.


2) What are you working on at the moment?
I am composing some new songs for the piano. Once I have finished the material, I will think about how to record it.


3) Who inspires you? 
- Name an artist who has inspired you.
Ludwig Van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin, Yann Tiersen, Max Richter, Philip Glass, Nils Frahm, Olafur Arnalds, and many more great artists

- Name place that has inspired you.
My living room

- Name some “thing” that has inspired you/
Love, friendship, books, and, of course, music!


4) What drives you to do what you do? 
I can’t explain it. I consider myself an amateur, because I just do what I like doing. I like to listen to the music, playing the piano, writing/composing, and enjoy doing what I like :)


5) What values do you wish your creativity to express?
Each song is part of the emotions, events, and/or stories from my life. I just write “musical stories” and share them.


6) What role does community play in what you do?
A very important role. With the help of social networks has become possible to find like-minded people: creative people, interesting people who are interested in listening to you and that can inspire you to create something. For people like me, with a family and circle of friends who are not like-minded (musicians, writers, etc.), social networks and the Internet have a very important role in the formation of my personality.


7) What is next for what you do?
I come home from work, sit down at the piano and play, play, play. Who knows, maybe something will come of it ...

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My thanks to Hayden from Preserved Sound for facilitating this interview. I have embedded Beskrovny's music from Preserved Sound for your listening experience ... if it is something you like, please support both the artist and the label.







--- I also include "Highway", Beskrovny's release on Twice Removed:


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