Band Of The Day Interview – Santipreecha

Hello everybody and welcome back to the band of the day interview! Today we chat to Santipreecha

1. If could introduce yourselves for us, who are you? 

I’m Santipreecha. I’m a sound artist/experimental musician from Thailand now based in Los  Angeles. 

2. How did you all meet? 

I’m a solo artist but I do love collaborating with other musicians, filmmakers, and artists as well. 3. How long have you been playing? 

I’ve been involved in music for most of my life starting with ballet when I was six followed shortly  by piano when I was seven, later joining an opera choir in Thailand when I was about fifteen,  coming to Los Angeles to work in film music and turning to electronic and experimental music. 

4. What three words would you use to describe the music you play? 

Experimental, eclectic, sound. 

5. What are your musical influences? 

I have many musical and artistic influences. Musically, all the following and more: Beethoven,  Mahler, Schoenberg, Berg, Stockhausen, Ornette Coleman, Trent Reznor, Radiohead (including  Thom Yorke and Jonny Greenwood as solo musicians as well), Deadmau5, Skrillex and Rezz. 

6. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve seen during a show? 

I’ve mostly been working in the studio for a while so haven’t been to or performed live very much  in the past while but back when I was performing piano I had the electricity go out completely  once mid-performance. Luckily I somehow was able to continue through the piece to the end  when the lights came back up. That was a pretty crazy one. 

7. Being away from the stages since last year, where is the one place you’d visit when the restrictions are  lifted? 

Disney Hall or Hotel Café. Both are wonderful venues and have great performances though of  different vibes naturally.  

8. What’s the one record you own but wouldn’t ever admit to owning? 

Haha, well I’m not very embarrassed about my taste/preferences anymore. I used to be, depending  on who I was speaking to etc. but I think it’s really unhealthy to feel you have to defend your taste  or what you enjoy to others especially as it pertains to placing oneself in a hierarchy of sorts. I’m  not embarrassed to say I really enjoy Taylor Swift as well depending on my mood. I also love Lana  Del Rey’s first few albums (haven’t listened to her latest one yet) and Billie Eilish’s first album as  well. I think it’s beautiful that we live in such a diverse culture right now where we are exposed to  and have access to so much music and art from so many periods and styles. It makes up who we  are today, how we think and feel and I hope that one day we’ll move to a less genre-defined  sensibility towards contemporary music.

9. What have you been listening in the last few weeks? 

I’ve been listening to a lot of things lately: King Princess, Andrzej Korzynski’s score to Zulawski’s  brilliant film Possession, Berg’s orchestral works and his violin concerto in particular, Porter  Robinson, Charli XCX and Thom Yorke. 

10. Are there any releases you have planned in the near future? 

Yes. I released my second album Round a Roo on the 2nd (February) and will be releasing a score  album for music I wrote for Guy Longstreet’s neo-noir psychological thriller Black Jade later next  month.

Check out Santipreecha’s latest release, ‘Round A Foo’ below.

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