persona la ave [personalaave]
What do you do? What is your musical specialty?
create songs that vary in emotion and pace. mostly easy listening jams.
Do you work alone or in a group? If in a group, who are the others you work with?
i write music alone but have had people play other instruments with me before
Is there a web address where one can listen, see, or read some of your work?
Please list discography in which you have participated.
http://personalaave.bandcamp.com/ its all there mostly
How did you begin making music? Who introduced you?
started playing guitar when my dad bought me an electric guitar for my 13th birthday. then began writing songs shortly after that
What was your musical education?
When did you realise that making music could be a way of life for you?
when i was 13 and i noticed how long my fingers were
What is your creative process?
varies, but usually i start by sitting at the computer and listening to music my friends make, then that inspires me to write something and i will sit around making a beat for a while then write a keyboard line over it. then layer everything. its all done in ableton mostly
When do you have your most lucid moments, in the morning or night?
Have you ever awoken with a melody created from your dreams?
dont think so i never remember my dreams
How do you know when a song is finished or needs no more changes?
when it all sounds full enough and all the tones im looking for are present.
How did you discover your creative territory? How would you describe it?
was always fascinated by electronic music and the process of making it but always wanted more raw tones or keyboard parts in the songs
What part of your job is your least favourite?
i dont have a job right now but i dont dislike anything about music other than packing and unpacking vehicles to and from shows
How often do you practice?
How do you feel right before going out on stage?
always have butterflies but after the music starts they go away.
Which musicians or groups have been inspiring to your career?
all of my friends at this point...coolrunnings, yung life, walsh, a lot of older stuff from the 80s all the way up to cheesy electronic music in the 90s. lots of tears for fears and new order right now.
What should be done to stop piracy?
better coast guard
What time did you get up this morning?
How do you sell yourself? What has been your experience with record companies and representatives?
haha i give myself away for free
What other things have you done to make a living?
Who would you play with, without a doubt?
What advice would you give to someone starting out in the business?
have fun always
persona la ave
knoxville tennessee usa