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.
What are currently your main compositional challenges?
You always want to improve. If you move a person, it was already worth dedicating yourself to this.
What do you usually start with when composing?
there is no specific rule. It just happens or it doesn’t. That’s life!
“A Letter from Mars” has recently been released, can you tell us something more?
A letter is an album inspired by the planets of the solar system. Cinematic stories. Spatial and special love at the same time. The dark, slow, deep world of the unknown.
How do you see the relationship between timbre and composition?
…it is an eternal relationship.
Do you feel it important that an audience is able to deduct the processes and ideas behind a work purely on the basis of the music? If so, how do you make them transparent?
The audience comes to enjoy, to get excited. That is enough. The rest is annoying.
What’s a typical work week like?
Piano+piano+ computer+ garden+piano+piano+ computer+garden 🙂
What is most challenging about what you do and what is most rewarding?
Loneliness is very complicated, especially when your life revolves around a solo instrument like the piano. Happiness comes when those moments of solitude are shared with hundreds of people on stage.
What are your goals/dreams for the future?
Make the most listened soundtrack in history 🙂 Keep exciting a lot of people and keep enjoying what I do. And if I win an Oscar some day, I dont want to be really old, I don’t want to miss the after party haha