Musician and composer Christian Garcia-Gaucher has a music teaching degree and wrote a thesis around improvisation in the world of classical music and music education.
Christian Garcia-Gaucher also composed for various dance, theatre and performance productions by Elodie Pong and Robert Pacitti, Denis Maillefer and Fabienne Berger. He also writes music for films, in Switzerland for, among others, Jean-Stéphane Bron, as well as for Vincent Pluss, in Germany for Sonja Heiss, and in England for Andrew Kötting.
What are some of your earliest memories of music?
My 5 years older brother and family playing music at home.
Take us through your songwriting process. Are there any particular steps you take when putting music together?
First music, then lyrics, then I very often change the music again.
Studio work and music creation or performing and interacting with a live audience, which do you prefer?
Both are part of this activity, but personally I spend more time on creation and studio.. unfortunately maybe.
What is the most memorable response you have had to your music?
A sound technician in Paris, taking off our drum set while playing the end of the concert and saying: shitty band, shitty music…
If you could put together a radio show, what kind of music would you play?
Eclectic, lo-fi, alternative, repetitive, contemporary music, for sure something free and cool … but Radio Campus in Brussels is totally great in this sense.
Name five artists and their albums who would appear on your radio show
– Brainticket, Cottonwoodhill
– Programme, l’enfer tiède
– Charlemagne Palestine, Jamaica Heinekens in Brooklyn
– King Kong, Trouble again
– Circle, Miljard
What would you like to achieve with your music? What does success look like to you?
Just stay free and be able to continue to make research on sounds, structures, styles, etc.. If success means having the possibility to continue what’s described higher, that’s ok. If it means to start to be locked up by a system, that sucks.
One last thought to leave your fans with?
From Heidegger: To the extent that each thing has its place, its moment and its duration, there are never two similar things.
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