Michael Vignola's music fits into the sphere of ambient minimalism alongside composers like Johann Johannsson, Max Richter, Hans Zimmer and Olafur Arnalds. He’s done extensive work for film and televison. He says that he loves to build themes that weave in and out of a storyline.
Futurecop! combines '80s synth sounds with mysticism, fantasy elements and pop culture references. I interviewed him about his music, creative process and influences
In an emailed interview, Droid Bishop tells me about his passion for making music, how he creates and how he recharges his creative batteries.
I interviewed Charlotte Someone about their future plans and their biggest inspirations.
In an email interview, I ask synthwave artist The Ghost Mall about how he got started with music, his creative process and his views on the synthwave scene as it stands now.
This is an interview with Abigail Ferguson and Mary Hanley, who are the originators of the synthwave/italo disco band Bunny X. Their music pays homage to all of the great sounds of the '80s.
Elevate The Sky is a synthwave artist from L.A. who creates "cinematic synth dreamscapes" with his music.
CIRCE Electro is a South African born producer who is currently based in L.A. She has produced some major synthwave tracks. I talk with her about how her career got started and where she's heading.
oceanside85 is a Canadian synthwave producer. Her musical tastes run the gamut from KMFDM to Nina Simone. I talked to her about how she became passionate about music, her creative approach and how she recharges her creative batteries.
Neon NiteClub makes synthpop music that fuses modern production techniques with retro songwriting styles.
An interview with Aeronexus about how he got started as a music maker, his approach to creating new music and where he finds inspiration.
An interview with XYLE about how he began creating music, his creative process and how he recharges himself creatively.
I talked to video game composer Holland Albright about how he got started in music, his approach to composition and how he inspires himself creatively.
OPS combines all of his influences to create music with a sound all its own. In an email, he shared with me the roots of his love for music, his creative process and the plans he's got for the future.
In an email interview, I asked Renz Wilde about how he became passionate about music, how the creative process works for him and where he finds inspiration.
Although Boots & The Hoots frontman Boots Graham is no stranger to the sadder side of life, he writes on the grounds of classic country music with lighthearted-humor.
I talked with Python Blue about how his passion for music was sparked, his creative process and where he sees his career going in the future.
I talk with Andrew Nyte about his musical background, his sources of inspiration and the process of composition as it works for him.
William Carlos Reyes is a classically educated guitarist, film composer and music educator with an interest in a wide variety of guitar-based music.
Raven She Hollers is a band that plays incredible roots music that spans generations.
This is an interview with Dave Bohai, chef de cuisine at Teatro Restaurant in Calgary.
Shadow Spirits Volume 1 is a chiptune album composed and programmed by Cody Carpenter and Mark Day. It tells the story of the journey of a young samurai and the trials that she faces on the journey using a palette of retro JRPG-inspired sounds and exploring a diverse musical landscape.
In this article I talk to David Peacock about his love for video game music, his creative process and how he recharges his creative batteries.
John Robert Matz is an award-winning video game composer and he also writes and works for a concert band and orchestra. I talked to him about where he got his start in music, his creative process as a composer and where he finds inspiration.
Ryan Fogleman is an American video game composer. His video game soundtracks explore sonic textures that mimic the emotional arc taken by the story of the game. I talked to Ryan about his creative process.
A thorough review of the lush, cinematic exuberance on display in Fortadelis's unique and exhilarating album, "Cinematique".
I interview Canadian synthwave singer/songwriter Dana Jean Phoenix about her music, her approach to its creation and her sources of creative inspiration.
Will Brueggemann is a composer, musician and podcaster with a wide-ranging interest in music of all types. He has a particular passion for video game music, both retro and modern, as well as an abiding love for film music. He's also one half of the Super Marcato Bros. video game music podcast along.
I talk to musicians and video game composers Chalmers Croft and Tommy Norris about Box Monkey Studios, why they love video game music and their creative processes.
Gordon McGladdery (A Shell in the Pit) is a prolific, successful video game music composer and sound designer based in Vancouver B.C. Along with his colleagues, he’s created music and sounds for games including Rogue Legacy, Night in the Woods and Parkitect, to name just a few.
Rob Knaggs is an Australian cellist and composer who lives in Churchill, Manitoba. He creates music that combines his cello playing with electronic looping effects to produce haunting music.
Let Em Riot (Alan Oakes) creates music that combines ethereal synth tones, strong vocal melodies and a healthy respect for the sounds of the '80s that's still rooted in modern production. I talk to him about his start in music and the creative process as he experiences it.
DJ KIlma is an electronic music producer and DJ based in Winnipeg, MB. I talked to her about where her interest in DJing comes from, her creative process and where she sees herself going in the future.
I talked to Canadian fingerstyle guitarist Emilio bonito about his background, his creative process and where he finds inspiration.
There’s a retro element to the music of Full Eclipse, but he also explores questions about the future of humanity and where our relationship with technology is going. I talked to him about his creative process and what inspires him.
I talk to Karl Brueggemann about the roots of his musical passion, his creative process as a composer and why he’s so passionate about video game music.
Michael Chambers (also known as moon:and:6) is a musician, producer and recording engineer based in Hamilton, Ontario. He creates music that combines influences that include French downtempo music, '90s post-rock music and musical mad scientists like Brian Eno.
Brooke Woods (who now performs under the moniker “Of Candor”) is an Edmonton-based singer/songwriter. I talked to Brooke about her creative process and the themes that she wants to explore in her music.
Dave Quanbury is a Winnipeg-based singer/songwriter. His songs explore the inner world and touch on the emotional life of the mind.
Wanda Gronhovd has been singing since she was a child. She writes songs that are deeply personal and explore her inner landscape as a way to examine wider truths about being human. I talked to her about her musical roots, her creative process and the ways in which she fuels her creativity.
I talk to Canadian ambient electronic musician Battlemoose (Marcel Lecker) about his passion for music, his creative process and where he finds inspiration.
Doug Perry is a percussionist, composer and music educator based in Connecticut. His musical passions and abilities span a wide range of genres from jazz to classical, traveling down many other musical avenues along the way.
I talked to Kevin Roy about how he first fell in love with music, his creative process and how he recharges his batteries to keep on creating new music.
The DJs/producers who call themselves Average Gypsy are partners in music and in life. I talked to Dani about how their music.
I talk to Hay Fever's Zohreh Gervais about the band's genesis, their creative process and their latest album entitled The River
In an email interview, Laura Intravia tells me about her musical background, her passion for arranging video game music and how she recharges her creative batteries.
Heavy Bell have created a unique album inspired by Canadian author Elizabeth Smart's book entitled By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept. I talk to them about the creation of this album.
I talk to Calgary electronic music artist JHNN about his inspirations, his creative process and the electronic music scene in Calgary.
I talk to Sebastian Wolff about the birth and continued success of Materia Collective. They create video game music re-orchestrations and remixes as well as publishing sheet music.
I talk to Rosalyn Dennett about her passion for folk and roots music, how she interprets music and where she finds her inspiration as an artist.
In an email conversation, I talked to Darling Twig’s Belinda Derksen about the trio’s approach to music, their creative process and where they’re headed going forward.
I talked to Calgary techno producer/DJ Kloves about her inspirations, her creative process and her plans for the future.
I talk to Calgary DJ Cody Swayze (also known as DJ Swayze) about his creative process, his musical inspirations and his future goals as a DJ/music producer.
I talk to Calgary-based electronic music artist Ryan Hall (also known as soulier) about his musical inspirations, passions and interests.
I talked to Canadian DJ and electronic music producer Isis Graham (also known as esette) about her love of house music and DJing, her creative inspirations and her thoughts on the industry.
I review the Kelly Song Collective's Latest Album, "Unless and Until."
I talked to Casati's Grace Hrabi about musical creativity, inspiration for songwriting, and her views on Manitoba's music scene.
I talk to Canadian folk duo Hollow Twin about their creative process, their sources of inspiration, and their future plans.
Andrew Williams (also known as Dunmore Park) creates eclectic electronic music to satisfy listeners while still providing dance floor energy.
The Achromatics combine Latin grooves, soulful vibes and pop energy into one package. I talk to their lead singer, Shannon Graham, about the band and how they approach music.
I talk to Andreea the Narrative about creativity, inspiration, and the challenges of forging a career in music.
I talk to guitarist Adam Dobres about his musical background, his creative process, and the journey of embarking on his first solo album.
Joal and Lauren Kamps are the husband and wife duo who make up Flint & Feather. I talked to them about their approach to music, how they write songs, and where they find inspiration.
I talk to Dana Wylie about her musical roots, her songwriting process, and where she finds creative inspiration.
In a telephone interview, Scott Ward of The Wardens tells me about the origins of this unique band, how they approach songwriting and recording, and where they find creative inspiration.
Raine’s new album, Night Sky (coming March 2018), tips between the earthly and the otherworldly; it is anchored in relatable lived experience, while reaching into the space just beyond,
I talked to Lois Gillespie about her endless passion for music, the process of song writing and her sources of inspiration.
I talk to Bubba B the MC about how he creates rhymes with positive, uplifting messages and kid-friendly content.
The Lost Highway Navigators explore the rich traditions of honkey tonk country music with a new twist or two.
I talk to John Janzen about his diverse musical background, the enjoyment of making music with his sons, and where they charge their creative batteries.
I talked to the Dearhearts' Alix Cowman about the band's passion for three part harmony, their creative process and how they fuel that creativity.
I talk to The 427's Chris van Keir about writing soundtracks to films that don't exist, finding musical inspiration and galvanizing an audience.
I talk to Kyla LeBlanc about her musical explorations, the creation of the Renegade EP, and how she finds inspiration.
I talk to Canadian country-oriented singer/songwriter Gavin Stuart about creativity, inspiration, and musical passion.
The Doll Sisters combine skillful musicianship and intelligent songwriting with intertwining vocal harmonies to create a unique sound all their own.
I talk to Justine Vandergrift about staying true to her roots, the process of writing songs, and her thoughts on the Canadian folk and roots music scene.
I talk to Florence Foxwell about the origins of her love of music, how she writes songs, and the challenges and rewards of making a life in music.
I interview Danielle French about her passion for music, the way in which she writes songs, and where she finds creative inspiration.
I talk to Lana Floen about how the Traveling Mabels got together, how they approach music and songwriting and their positive experiences with the folk and roots music scene.
I talked to Marcus Zuhr about his roots as a composer, serving the needs of the media for which he composes, and how he keeps his creative batteries charged.
I talk to Dylan Menzie about the craft of song-writing, where he finds inspiration, and where he sees himself in the future as a songwriter.
I talk to Laura Sgroi about how she fuses her love of DJing and electronic music with her contemporary classical compositions, how she creates and her sources of inspiration.
I talk to Winona Wilde (Noosa Al-Sarraj) about how musical ideas seems to pop up in her brain, how she crafts those ideas into songs, and how she finds inspiration.
I talk to young Toronto-based composer Bekah SImms about her explorations in sound, the ideas and concepts that fascinate her, and the challenges of being a composer.
As well as being part of the well-known Canadian band The Tea Party, Stuart Chatwood has composed soundtracks for Ubisoft's Prince of Persia games and lately for Red Hook Studio's Darkest Dungeon RPG.
I talk to Rafael Reyes and Jorge Requena of The Mariachi Ghost about creation, art, intention and the balance of tradition and modernity in their music.
I talk to Mike Elliott about how he comes to write songs, his passion for sharing music, and where he finds his inspiration as a musician.
Chef Rene Bhullar is bringing Bengali food to the Calgary food scene at Calcutta Cricket Club.
I talk to Quinton Blair about storytelling through songs, his sources of inspiration and his passion for being a musician.
I talk to Jenny Ritter about her evolution as a musician, not writing any more love songs and her "almost compulsive" need to make music.
I talk to Jory Nash about his love of songwriting, his personal inspirations, his views on the music business and how he finds creative inspiration.