Lamento is the newest song from pianist, producer, composer, and songwriter Juliano. When he was 18 years old, he began to write music, but didn’t release it until he developed his own style. Although Juliano didn’t write any of the music for his 2019 debut, he had already begun arranging it for orchestras and other bands. But he persisted in creating his own material, and in 2019 he finally began to release his songs.
Juliano had great love for paino although nobody in his family was making music, at the age of 7 he was playing the accordion and he kept his love for music alive, sturdily perfecting his craft.
His new music was inspired by the current circumstances in this world. This is what Juliano had to say about about his latest release
”With this piece, I would like to commemorate the people who have to suffer from war and the fight for their freedom and human rights. This composition should remind us that every human being has the right of freedom and a safe life.“
In the interview with Mister Styx of Musicarenagh, Juliano made an exclusive of what he is currently working on
“I’m planning a release with the London based electronic music producer Frank Hopkins.”
Get the full story below while enjoying Lamento.
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What is your stage name?
My stage name is Juliano
Is there a story behind your stage name?
It’s very simple. My friends and my piano teacher called me Juliano my whole life. When I started to release my music it was clear to me which stage name I will use
Where do you find inspiration?
Inspiration comes from different things like my own feelings, nature, thoughts but also social issues that concern me and my environment
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
I started learning the accordion at the age of 7. I realised early on that music had an extremely calming and healing effect on me. Music was always a world in which I could retreat and be understood.
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
No, I come from a working-class family where music was listened to a lot but not practised very much. I just know that my great-grandfather was able to play the organ
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
After finishing my studies, I decided to put my music on Soundcloud and realized that there were people out there who liked my music. I started talking to other composers and made my first collaborations.
These encouraged me to market my music better after all. This motivated me to keep going and I started to look more into the possibilities of marketing.
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
At the beginning I tried to play melodies from movies, radio or CD by ear. I started to play the accordion and took music lessons. I wanted to find out how music works. Of course, I was much too young to understand everything.
As the years went by, I learned more and more through my music and piano lessons and continued to explore composing and especially arranging privately. At music school I was then allowed to arrange my first songs from all genres.
This taught me a lot about the structure of music, what role individual instruments take on, etc. This motivated me to delve deeper and deeper into the subject and create my own first compositions. I also started to study musicology and learn more about other music.
What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
The first concert I ever attended was at the local music school in my town. I was about 6 years old and saw one of my friends playing on stage. That was a very beautiful experience. After that I decided to learn an instrument.
How could you describe your music?
I like to describe my music as very calm and thoughtful. My music is meant to create a certain mood where you can concentrate on yourself. Listeners are supposed to let themselves fall into the music and start thinking about themselves and their lives.
But it is also meant to relax and get a break from everyday life. My orchestral music is more like ambient music. I like to work with soundscapes and small motifs that develop into something big.
Describe your creative process.
Before I sit down at the piano, I like to go for long walks and listen to the sounds of nature or other music. Then I come back and start improvising on my piano. During my improvisation, I think of a melody or a chord progression that has meaning for me.
If there is something that catches my attention, I try to work on this little idea, give it a structure and record different takes. Sometimes I don’t know what to do, then I leave the piece for a while and take a break. In the meantime, I work on other projects before going back to the old piece.
So, it can happen that some pieces need several months of work. But what is important to me is the quality of my pieces, so I take a lot of time for my music and only write when I am in the mood.
What is your main inspiration?
My music is mainly created out of my mood, feelings and thoughts. So the main inspiration is my inner world
What musician do you admire most and why?
There are a lot of musicians that I admire. For example, Beethoven, Vivaldi, Bruckner, Erik Satie, Hans Zimmer, Max Richter, Chopin and many other musicians or composers. I got to know so much music during my studies that I find it really hard to settle on one musician. There is so much great music out there.
Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
Absolutely. In the beginning, you kind of try to copy music from other artists, which is not bad at all, because that’s how you get to know different compositional techniques. The important thing is to develop your own musical language from this whole pool of styles and techniques.
I think that an artist’s style is always evolving, because it is closely connected to one’s own personality. You develop personally throughout your life and so does your own style.
Who do you see as your main competitor?
I don’t have one, I see every musician as a new source of inspiration.
What are your interests outside of music?
When I’m not making music, I love watching films or series. I also like to play basketball and when time allows, I like to play video games with a good story.
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
I think I would work in the IT sector. I love to deal with new technology. If that were not possible, I would love to do creative work for film or television. I love creating new content.
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
Dealing with writer’s block. I still haven’t found a recipe for dealing with it and it often frustrates me. Beyond that, the main problem is that there are so many great instruments that you would like to have for creating music, but unfortunately, they are also very expensive. So money is definitely a problem in a musician’s life. Apart from that it’s very hard to get heard by other people. The industry is so big and there are a lot of great musicians out there. You have to work really hard. Sometimes I wish I had more time for making music instead of doing all the social media stuff. But it’s part of the business
If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
I would like to get rid of the Spotify algorithm. It’s scary now that many artists just follow a scheme to get the algorithm triggered. As a musician, I don’t want to be forced into any structures or moulds. I want to do my thing! On the other hand, it is now also very nice to be able to market yourself without a label. Everything has its advantages and disadvantages
Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
We all see the news every day. I wonder if this world is getting crazier with each passing day. It is tragic to see how people have to die for their freedom, be it in Ukraine or Iran, just because power-hungry or fanatical people want to impose their world view.
It makes me personally sad that there is more and more hatred towards other people. It seems as if we are gradually losing our humanity.Lamento was on the one hand an expression of my inner cry and on the other hand a composition for all those who have to suffer because of the current circumstances.
But there is also hope in this piece. Because we as human beings are responsible for how we treat other people and it is up to us not to allow this hatred towards other people.
What are your plans for the coming months?
First of all, I try to compose new music for piano and working on some sheet music. There is also a collaboration with the London based electronic music producer Frank Hopkins coming in January. I also want to do a live recording next year at a very special place in my hometown for my YouTube channel. Apart from that I have a few gigs to play.
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans
Yes, I’m planning a release with the London based electronic music producer Frank Hopkins.
What message would you like to give to your fans?
First of all, I would like to thank everyone who listens to my music and let them know that I am very grateful. I will continue to work on my music with motivation and try to create new content that inspire other people or just give them a break from daily life.