David Gomez’s new album “Spring in the Dark” has just been released for Blue Spiral Records. David Gómez is a renowned Majorcan pianist and composer born in Wattwil (Switzerland) in 1974. With more than 20 years of international artistic career, he stands out for the excellence of his music in its contemporary, classical, instrumental and cinematographic genre, and for his concerts as soloist around the world. He trained professionally in the Netherlands, perfecting his studies at the Rotterdam Conservatory on Piano, Tango for Piano and Orchestra Conducting. As a composer, he is a passionate storyteller with his piano, inspired by the most romantic love, life experiences and social justice. Between delicate melodies, ambient sounds and majestic silences, his music thrills, enamors and reaches with intensity the depths of souls and hearts. His record albums produced by the prestigious producer Joe Dworniak under his Riversfih Records label, reflect his artistic and professional evolution: The Island (2013), Pianographie (2017), Sous les étoiles (2019), and Lockdown on a piano Vol. I and II (2020) composed in Madrid in absolute solitude during confinement by COVID-19, recorded from his home with his mobile phone. In their different creative stages, each album is a journey to the infinity of his inner universe. As a musician he is a tireless seeker, demanding and lover of the smallest details. His last two works, produced by Joe Dworniak and soon available are: Spring in the Dark (2021), studio album recorded in Spain, England and Hungary, and A letter from Mars (2021) recorded at his home in Palma de Mallorca. Inseparable from the piano since he was a child, David gave his first concert at the age of 14 and since then touring has become his way of life.
We met the artist for an exclusive interview that you can find below.
Welcome David and thank you for this interview.
- When did you start composing – and what or who were your early passions and influences?
I composed my first piece when I was 10 years old. My mother played the accordion at home, and that instrument in addition to the piano has obviously always been very present in my life. Actually we all have some influence indirectly, but I prefer to believe that everything we compose comes uniquely from our heart.
- What do you personally consider to be incisive moments in your work and/or career?
Life passes very quickly, for this reason it is very difficult to know if that incisive moment in my career actually exists. I believe that every note that comes out of nowhere is a miracle. I believe that music will be the only incorporeal material capable of surviving the chaos of this planet.
- Can you tell us something about your last release “Spring in the Dark”?
Spring in the Dark is an album that was born before the pandemic, it was confined to a drawer like all of us, it lived a spring in darkness, and it finally sees the light now. They are a set of pieces recorded in different places, England, Spain and Hungary. Each of these pieces represents a hug for all those who listen to it with their hearts in their hands.
- How long did it take to prepare the album?
A year and a half approximately.
- What do improvisation and composition mean to you and what, to you, are their respective merits?
I believe that improvisation is the means to arrive at a good composition, even if both disappear in hundredths of seconds from our ears, in the hope that they rest in our soul forever.
- The role of the composer has always been subject to change. What is your view on the (e.g political/social/creative) tasks of composers today and how do you try to meet these goals in your work?
I believe that the true composer is the one who believes in his own change. I think it is very important to isolate yourself to compose what really comes out of yourself. I don’t listen to practically any music, the authenticity is lost.
- What equipment do you use to compose your music?
a simple piece of furniture called a piano. My producer Joe Dworniak understands me perfectly, and knows how to bring out the best of me. It is a real luxury to work with him, also with my record label Blue Spiral Records, and my manager Fiorella Russo.
- How, do you feel, could contemporary compositions reach the attention of a wider audience?
with education, education and more education. It is the basis for a better and more cultivated society.
- Could you tell us something about your future projects?
I have just finished a 36 concert tour throughout Spain. I have already recorded another new album, and finishing a third more. These last two years of confinement, they have given to compose a lot.
- Where can our readers find more information about you?
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