Interview: Andrei Irimia

Andrei Irimia is a musician and composer like no other, producing pieces of classical music with an electronic vibe. Nowhere is this more apparent than with his fantastic new tune, Necessary Evil, which really encapsulates Andrei’s sound well. If you’d like to give the track a listen, the amazing video can be found at the end of this interview.

By Jane Howkins

What was the creative process like for your track, Necessary Evil?

The creative process for Necessary Evil was a deeply introspective journey. I wanted to capture the intricate relationship we have with time, which often feels oppressive yet also offers invaluable life lessons. This composition emerged from a combination of personal experiences, emotions and reflections. I started by contemplating the dual nature of time and how it influences our lives. Musically, I experimented with a blend of classical and contemporary elements to convey the complexity of this theme.

What is your favorite moment when making the music video?

One of the most exciting moments in creating the music video for Necessary Evil was seeing the visual interpretation of the song come to life. My favorite moment was when the team managed to capture the essence of the song’s concept visually. The use of symbolism and artistic cinematography truly brought out the emotional depth of the composition. It was a powerful experience to witness how the visuals complemented and enhanced the music, creating a multi-sensory journey for the audience.

How do you feel Necessary Evil represents your artistic identity?

Necessary Evil is a reflection of my artistic identity in many ways. It embodies my fascination with the human experience, our struggle with complex emotions and the exploration of deep philosophical themes. Moreover, the song’s introspective and thought-provoking nature aligns with my artistic vision of using music as a vehicle for self-expression and exploration.

How do you approach composing with the audience in mind? Are there ways in which you aim to connect with listeners through your music?

When I compose, I do keep the audience in mind, aiming to establish a connection with my listeners. Music has the power to evoke emotions and thoughts, and I strive to create compositions that resonate with people on a personal level. In the case of Necessary Evil, I wanted to offer listeners a space for introspection, where they could relate to the complexities of time in their own lives.

Every composer has a unique style. How would you describe your musical ‘voice’ or signature style? What sets your compositions apart?

My musical voice is characterised by its ability to harmoniously blend the timeless elegance of classical music with the evocative depth of contemporary themes. What sets my compositions apart is the seamless marriage of these two elements, and the way I intertwine the complexity of human emotions and philosophical ideas with the beauty of classical instruments and modern production techniques. My music invites listeners to delve into profound emotions and explore complex philosophical concepts while enjoying a musical experience that is accessible and relatable. Necessary Evil is a testament to this, as it merges classical orchestration with modern sensibilities to create a sound that is both timeless and contemporary, encapsulating the duality of time.