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An Interview with Brian Chippendale

Brian Chippendale has been a name to be reckoned with in the music industry for many years. His work as an experimental musician, composer and producer have earned him international recognition and acclaim.

In this exclusive interview, he talks about his creative process, his influences and his thoughts on the future of music.

Brian’s passion and enthusiasm for his craft shines through as he shares his story, offering a fascinating glimpse into the mind of an accomplished musician. His words will surely inspire and motivate those looking to pursue their own musical dreams.

Early Music Career

Let’s start at the beginning. How did you get into music? I started playing drums when I was 12. I took lessons and I really loved them. It was hard work, but it was also really fun. I think that’s important.

When you’re a kid and you’re learning an instrument, it’s not always going to be fun because you have to work hard. But I always liked playing with other people and collaborating. I think that’s another thing that’s important.

Creative Process

Your music has been described as anti-genre, chaotic and extreme. How do you approach your creative process? I don’t know if I have one specific way. I think I’m always kind of experimenting with new ideas.

I think that’s just part of the process. I used to write music with a guitar and a four-track cassette recorder. I don’t do that as much anymore. Now I write music on the computer, but it’s a very different process now. I use different instruments and different programs.

Influences

You’ve mentioned a few of your influences throughout your career. Who are some of your favorite artists? I love John Zorn and his band, The Naked City. That was a big influence on me. I love Neil Young and a lot of the more extreme 80s music like Sonic Youth and The Swans.

I also really love Dr. Dre’s production. I like things that are really simple but are really effective. I like stuff that’s really raw and really real. I like stuff that feels alive and not too clean. I like music that feels like it could be a mistake, but it’s not.

Thoughts on the Future of Music

As someone who has been in the music industry for a long time, what do you think the future of music looks like? Do you see it changing and evolving? I think that’s what makes it so exciting. It’s always changing and it’s always evolving and it’s always getting weirder and wilder.

I think that’s just the nature of it. I think that’s the nature of art and creativity. It’s always trying new things and exploring new ways of doing stuff. I think that’s really exciting. I don’t know what it will look like in the future, but I’m excited to see.

Advice for Aspiring Musicians

What advice would you give to a young person who is dreaming of pursuing music as a career? I think it’s really important to practice and to become really good at your craft.

It’s one thing to have a vision or an idea of what you want to do, but it’s another thing to be able to execute it and to make it into a reality. I think that takes a lot of work. You can’t just expect that you’re going to wake up and be good at something.

Life Outside of Music

What do you do when you’re not playing music? Do you have any hobbies or things that you do to unwind? I like to make things. I like to make art and I like to make objects. Sometimes it’s music and sometimes it’s not.

When I first moved to New York, I was trying to figure out what I was going to do and I was working at a restaurant and I was doing construction. I think it’s really important to have a day job. I think it’s important not to put all your eggs in one basket.

I think it’s really important to have that thing that keeps you grounded and that reminds you that you’re a person who has other responsibilities in life. I think it’s good to have that thing that’s separate from the thing you want to do creatively because I think it helps you stay focused.

Closing

Thanks for taking the time to speak with us, Brian. We appreciate you sharing your insights and your creative process with us. Thanks for having me. We hope our readers have found this interview inspiring and have been motivated to pursue their dreams and goals.

Music is a universal language that can bring people together, create new friendships and even change lives. It’s one of the best ways to express yourself and connect with the world around you.

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