At some point in history, composers were rock stars. Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy – all composer/rock stars. Let me introduce you to a contemporary composer, Yuval Lavi. Lavi is on his way to being a rock star in his own right. He is joining us to talk about his latest project.
Please welcome Yuval Lavi to the blog.
Who is answering the questions?
My name is Yuval Lavi and I’m a classically and contemporary trained composer, producer, and sound designer for visual media. You can best describe my style as organic and lush. I use classical & folk instruments, along with synth and atmospheric sounds, to create a unique experience for my audience.
Tell us about your latest project:
I just released an Ep on July 30th called “New World.” The name describes the transition I have made since I started working on music. I see the world differently by having a new meaning in life and doing something I enjoy and dearly care about.
Where was your first concert as a fan?
The First Concert I remember going to was Linkin Park in 2011, definitely an unforgettable night.
What is the secret to writing good music?
I think that persistence is the key to becoming special, not only in music but in any field.
What was the last thing that you read?
I’ve just finished reading New Earth by Eckhart Tolle, and highly recommended!
What are you listening to at the moment?
I’ve been listening to many contemporary composers lately—great artists such as Evgeny Grinko, Ludovico Einaudi, and Olafur Arnolds.
If you weren’t a musician, what would you be doing?
I’d probably be a chef. I enjoy being in the kitchen and making food. My grandfather used to cook for me when I was a kid. It brings back a lot of warm and good memories for me.
Who would you like to collaborate with in the future?
I do not usually collaborate with other musicians or composers as a film composer. But I’d be happy to write an album with one of my close friends and a phenomenal composer Itay Amram.
What do you want people to know about your music?
I want my listeners to find themselves in my music. I want to affect their mood and make them feel connected to my art. As a film composer, one of the most important things is to send signals to the viewer/listener’s subconsciousness. They need to feel the music more than they listen to it.