Demian Dorelli chats Spotify playlists Prince and dream collaboration Radiohead
Demian Dorelli, born and raised in London, is a pianist and composer who was always surrounded by music. His classical formation didn’t stop him from approaching jazz music and electronic music, but, on the contrary, it has enriched his production. We chat to Demian in our one on one session about all things music!
Who is Demian in Three Words only?
Emotional Musical Storyteller
What top 5 tracks would we find on your Spotify or iTunes playlist?
Vikingur Ólafsson – J.S Bach: Goldberg Variations – Var. 1
Nick Drake – River man
Sufjan Stevens – Mystery of Love
Prince – Sometimes it Snows in April
Arvo Pärt, Gideon Kremer & Keith Jarrett – Fratres
-Who are your musical inspirations?
I think these are quite wide and across different genres, for me music is beyond genre. It’s something that resonates with you in someway, you find yourself connecting to it. It’s fascinating how different people have such different tastes too.
But here are a couple of important ones for me:
Keith Jarrett for his total freedom & intensity when sitting at a piano.
Ludovico Einaudi : for his beauty in simplicity, which surprisingly is not an easy thing to achieve.
Hania Rani – For her modern and personal approach. Her energy in live piano performances is really addictive.
-What embarrassing songs might we find on your Spotify?
Katy Perry – Firework
Dirty Loops – Hit Me ….. very good players but I shouldn’t be listening to that, its not helpful for what I’m doing.
That’s all I’m telling you !
-Who would be your dream collaboration?
I think Ennio Morricone or Radiohead… both very different but have fantastic results creating music. If you’re with the right people it can be interesting how you discover new things about your own music that you hadn’t seen before.