During the last 15 years I have been performing and recording as a session guitar player and composing music for TV, advertisements, and feature films, including a project with the BBC. Currently I am a part of the LoFi Jazz HipHop project with 2M+ streams on Spotify, and increasingly working with artists looking for a jazzy and groovy sound.
I offer the following services:
- Music Composition - I write and compose music for different types of projects including music for other artists, soundtrack for advertisement and TV, as well as music for podcasts. The composition is later recorded using the professional industry standard equipment as well as sound palettes from extensive personal and digital libraries.
- Music Production - beyond delivering the music itself, I also specialise in assisting other artists in production. I specialise in writing music with a jazzy touch and producing beats and jazz and bossanova infused instrumentals for MC's, rappers and singers, as well as working together on improving the lyrics, flow, and the general elements of the song production.
Sound Design - I offer sound design services for music, music videos, as well as film and TV. Have previously created the whole acoustic environment for a project with the BBC, and a short movie "The Gift" and a full feature animation.
- Songwriting - i also offer help in songwriting both in terms of lyrics, melody and the general construction of the song.
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Interview with Pavel Telica
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Electronic music meets jazz and bossa nova.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: That for sure would be Hip Hop, House and Pop, but always with a fusion/elements of jazz music or neosoul music. Then of course often I also do more classical compositions for TV and ads.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I would say that my strongest skill is communication and being in a position to understand the person who I'm working with. We are all different people with different expectations and visions, and i personally believe that being on the same "wavelength" and understanding each other + being kind and considerate is INSTRUMENTAL to the whole process. If not that than bossa guitars haha.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: The main thing I bring to the song is the jazzy grooves and sexy guitar licks ( I suppose). If i had to choose one thing I would actually say is that i bring musical and textural elements that add more character and groove.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: My typical work process is about understanding the needs of a client first, as I wanna nail down their vision, so at first studying references is an important step. The next step is to vibe together and try out different chord progressions, melodies and beats and just start building from there. In my opinion the success of the project always depends on the energy happening in the room, so for me it is about jamming and experimenting, which naturally leads to the right direction. As time passes I keep or remove certain elements to further start nailing down the vision of the artist.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a home studio setup with two other producers and sound engineers, namely Teo Marangon and Alistair Tildesley. The setup consists of 5+ guitars, 2 bass guitars, variety of synths and electric keyboards including a Model D and Juno, percussions and a selection of dynamic and condenser microphones. We use 3 different pairs of speakers to monitor - Yamaha HS5, Focal Shape 65. At the same time I occasionally have access and produce and compose at other studios such as Denmark Street Studios and Noatune studios.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Despite it being a very difficult question (I wanna mention a loooot), I would have to say that that the strongest influences are: St. Germain as a producer, George Benson as a guitarist and Kiefer as an overall musical product :)
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: The most common type of work is for either recording guitar parts for the song or being a songwriter/producer who creates the instrumental and the song structure for the artist. In the first case I would usually be invited to complement an existing musical composition by recording a guitar solo or guitar rhythm parts, little fills, ear candies etc. all of it in the bossa and jazzy aesthetic. The second case is usually a proper session with an artist where i try out different vibes and create a song according to the artist's needs and wants, including recording instrument parts, building the structure, choosing a sound pallete etc.