OUR COMPOSERS

DEPLEKA

INTERVIEW

1) Why did you decide to be a composer?

I always enjoyed creating some new sounds with my instruments. I like challenging myself and produce different type of music each time. Being a composer allows me to create sounds that have never been heard before, and turn something that was first in my head into a real creation.

2) Which instrument led you to be a musician?

I taught myself the piano when I was thirteen years old, and the guitar when I was seventeen. I have been playing them both equally ever since and use them regularly in my compositions.

3) How do you create music for TV advertising?

It depends on what kind of advertising it is. But the criteria that seems more important to me is trying to find a catchy melody that people will remember, simple chords and simple structure. It has to be a sound that people are used to and can refer to.

4) Is it easier to write a Rock-Pop or a Classical track?

In my opinion, writing a Rock-Pop track would be more focused on finding a catchy melody and making it available for everyone, whereas writing a Classical track would be more using your instruments in a more complexe way, with a changing melody and rhythm. It is deeper and requires much more work.

5) When you compose do you choose the mood, or you leave that the atmosphere of the track comes out spontaneously?

Most of the time, I choose the mood for my tracks. I always like to tell myself “this time I’m going to try this type or mood” and just start from here. But sometimes it is just a melody in my head that I then play with my instrument and the track comes out spontaneously.

6) How do you let your ideas come out when composing? (sing, with your instrument, etc…)

Sometimes I play with my guitar or my piano and when I find something I record it with my phone not to forget it. But it already happened to have a melody in my head when I was out or I didn’t have my instruments with me, and I would record myself humming on the phone.

7) Can you explain to our followers what does Underscore mean to define a mood?

An Underscore track is a track that is playing in the background of scenes and dialogues in a movie or TV show. The mood can be very various depending on what’s happening on the screen, and the emotions showed.

8) How do you produce Sound Logos (some seconds-long tracks which define a Brand)?

I have never worked on Sound Logos yet, but I guess again it is being able to find something that people will remember, something that stucks in your head.

9) How are you influenced in your composing by the music you listen?

I would say I am quite influenced by the music I listen to. I have seen over the years that my compositions have been quite different depending on which artist or band I was listening. I take my inspiration from very different types of music.

10) When you compose are you concerned about the effect of your music to the listener?

Of course. Composing is not only for yourself, it is especially for the listener. You want them to remember your track, you want to make them feel something. Composing is sharing your emotions with the listener.

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Depleka is a young talented French multi-instrumentalist, composer and producer based in London. She plays piano and guitar. In 2016 she started composition and production on her own and released a few instrumental songs. She’s specialized in composing from chill sounds to more punchy, electronic creations.

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