Interview with Santipreecha

Today, we sat down with Santipreecha to talk music inspiration, heroes and much more. Be sure to check out his music below after the interview!

Interview:

What is your inspiration to write your music? Is it your
surroundings?

I’m most interested in memories and dreams and how they structure our internal lives, how they affect us and our identity and how we are constantly shifting within that framework. To me, music is the artform that most resembles this and musical structure is very tied to our limitations in memory and comprehension in Time. But yes my surroundings also play a large part in my inspirations; not
just the physical here and now but also the digital, the networking portals we are always connected to, the interconnectedness of today.

What type of music did you listen to growing up?

I grew up in Thailand listening to a variety of music from classical music (Tchaikovsky was the first composer I ever remember hearing) to Scottish bagpipe music, Patti Page, James Horner, Elvis, various Thai traditional folk music, Thai crooner music, Buddhist chants and Christian hymns, the list goes on.

Is there someone you looked up as a hero?

Heroes come and go and mine have as well except for a few. Here are four: the composers Ludwig van Beethoven and Karlheinz Stockhausen, the writer and playwright Samuel Beckett and the poet Edith Sitwell.

If you weren’t a musician, would you be doing today?

Probably a painter…if I can still do it. Painting was my first love actually before music came along and played a major role in my life. I used to paint quite a bit and wanted to be a painter when I grew up. Of course that still plays a huge part in how I approach music. I do have many colour associations with sound and creating music is like painting on the large canvas of Time.

What advice do you have for our fans out there that want to create
music?

In all the artforms there are two very important branches to master, or try to: the technical and what many people like to call the visionary but I prefer to call the metaphysical. Both are important but at the end of the day, the tools we have at hand, whether concrete tools like music production software, plugins, speakers etc. or tools of the craft such as rhythm, melody, pitch, form (in the case of music),
are simply that. They are the tools in which to express something but that something comes not from within the bubble of the artform but without. Which is why I say the metaphysical, the nature of consciousness, of being, of identity, and one of the most important aspects as it relates to music: the nature of Time and our comprehension of it. Read philosophy, study psychology and physics, learn
as much as you can about yourself and the world beyond the bubble of music. It will help you find and curate a point of view which will be invaluable to your craft.

Music: