Motto of Alisher Latif-Zade - Composer: " I would like to develop those areas in musical culture where there is a place to innovation, to experiment. My vital principle -is to create and embody;to expand and unite a circle of adherents in searches of New.
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Interview with ALZ-Music
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I compose in parallel a classical opera and at the same time a comedy musical
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Scoresheet, pencil, sharper, guitar, violin,
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: 35 years
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Any, mostly Contemporary Classic with Jazz elements
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My MM education of the Composer. My Professional Composer's Knowledge
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Unusual harmony, Content of the lyric + timbers colors
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: International Authors project " Dervish Book " in VI chapters ( for classical,jazz , folk instruments & tape) . (German-France-Ukraine-Uzbekistan-Tajikstan) Ensemble of 11 musicians. Combination of all (VI) genres - non stop in one content.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: No yet.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital.- good quality.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: Quality and quick terms
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Creative process.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: The client usually asks to slow down price if they are ordering two or three songs.I usually ask first - what budget do they disposes.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: With today's audience ever grow to finally begin to understand - where the real professional music, and where the garbage for one day.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: For higher quality music (song,piece ect ) - what budget do they disposes.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: For todays customers I have no any advice.
Q: How would you describe your style?
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Usher, Sting, Sade
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: on 9 languages www.al-music.com
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: 8 hours of composition per day.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Synthesized Yamaha W 7, Synthesized Yamaha PSR 710, Acoustic guitar (Cremona), 4 speakers: 2 big , 2 small, Apple Monitor 27". Logic 10 pro, Ableton,Kontakt, Adobe audition 3, Sibelius 7,5,
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Yo-Yo-Ma, Amon Tobin, Aphex Twin, Chick Korea
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Arrangement , Instrumentation ( with Sibelius 7.5) for score ( Big band, Orchestra, Instrumental groups), Songs,pieces for Piano (2-4-6 hands).