Ten black and white statements from The Gray...
1. Website: www.thegray.co.uk
2. Location: Middlewich, England
3. Working method: My preferred way of
working would be to sit at the piano and write the whole
song before scoring anything else, but what normally happens
is this: I sit down at the computer, write a phrase, embellish
it, get hung up on just that phrase, get bored, get annoyed,
go to bed, wake up and start all over again!
4. How do you come up with titles: I have
a small but dedicated team of drunken pixies who work relentlessly
making up titles that they whisper to me whilst I'm sleeping
Who would you like to collaborate with: John Williams. The
guy shits talent.
5. Musical training: I took lessons on
the piano from around age 6, organ from around age 11, and
started piano again at about 16. Since then I've forgotten
everything I was taught and had to re-teach myself.
6. Favourite book: The study of counterpoint
- nah just kidding - I can't think of one.
7. Tea or coffee: Beer.
8. Describe your music: Ambient-ish ramblings
with a classical influence. I would like to think that my
music is emotional and evocative with catchy phrases but
as music is perceived differently to everybody I'll leave
judgement to you.
9.Favourite films: Star Wars The Empire
Strikes Back, Escape from New York, Highlander, and if you
disagree then sorry you're wrong.
10.General influences: Musically any artist
can influence me as long as the music they produce is well
formed, but my main music genre is orchestral. My passion
is contemporary film scores with Newman, Williams &
Barry being the ones I listen to a lot. But music from the
classical, romantic, Baroque periods hold something for
me. Non-musically, the internet seems to influence most
of my life.
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