Abstract Travels _ Interview with Claudio PRC
So, you have been releasing music since 2007, is that right? How do you think your sound has progressed since then?
Yes of course, ideas change and everything progresses, we are in constant motion. In 2007 I
released the first experiments on some labels and net labels, early works that opened the doors to my current music ideology. Since then my sound has definitely progressed. I consider my first release on Elettronica Romana to be the real beginning of my current musical journey. At some point I realized that was the way in which I wanted to follow and I started working towards it, since then I never stopped working on it, influenced also by millions of other things. Of course now I feel my sound is more mature, with more of a well-defined identity.
Do you have any concept in mind that you wish to express before you go about making a track?
Not always. Sometimes it happens that I start to work on something from scratch, maybe starting with a more technical approach than conceptual. It depends on the moment, other times it happens that I develop a project from a specific study or theme, or simply because I need to write music.
Have you ever had a vivid experience that you wanted to translate into music and how did you go about doing this?
Usually it happens that music is associated with the experience, but sometimes it happens that some events are so powerful and exciting that they remain in my mind forever, just as the photographer captures moments with shots, I try to do it with sounds. It’s not easy because you have to recapture the reality of that time, finding the right sounds, the right frequencies appropriate in remembering that precise moment. An example of this is the last track from my album Inner State, ‘Horizon’. I wanted to make that track to remember a very important moment of my life, an experience that is still clear and present in my mind. I returned from a trip to Sabaudia (Rome), I decided that I wanted to remember what I had experienced, then I sat down to write music, and now those melodies, those frequencies will bring me there forever. It’s a very rare case, and doesn’t always happen.
Do you think certain frequencies and sounds can transmit ideas (in the same way as language can), in ways that we cannot fully comprehend?
Absolutely. I believe that certain frequencies stimulate in us an infinity of sensations and consequently ideas. We cannot understand everything fully, but the stimuli we receive by listening to certain sounds certainly have an influence on our minds and thoughts and generate ideas that become sensations. The only thing left to do is to be carried away by the journey that these frequencies create in order to keep our minds active.