Interview with

Theodore

Theodore works successfully as vocalist, composer, multi instrumentalist and performer. Theodore’s music is mainly characterised by the balancing of stark contrasts between classic and electronic sounds.
His’ career began in 2011 in London, where he studied composition. In 2012 Theodore self-released ‚7‘, his first album that was produced by Clive Martin and Greek artist Vassilikos. In 2015, he completed his second album ‚It Is But It’s Not’, which was mixed by British producer Ken Thomas (Sigur Rós, Yann Tiersen, Moby, Daughter, M83).

Facts

1: There is no light without dark

2: There is no dark without light

3: Everything is and it’s not at the same time

Questions

What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
The ways the universe works and humans interact with each other.

How and when did you get into making music?
I started piano lessons at the age of 3. Since then, I’ve been trying to create images with different sound experimentations.

What are your 5 favorite albums of all time?
The Dark Side of the Moon – Pink Floyd
Strange Days – The Doors
A Night at The Opera – Queen
In Rainbows – Radiohead
Ágætis byrjun – Sigur Rós

What do you associate with Berlin?
Lots of gigs, a very artistic town.
I love the art that comes of out of this town.

What’s your favorite place in your town?
There is a hill in Athens with a great view of the town. On your left you can see the Parthenon on your right the sea. The best time to be there is at dawn.

If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
I would like to be an astrophysicist. Or an ice cream vendor.

What was the last record you bought?
I bought a vinyl of “Explosions around, the desert inside” by my friend Melentini.

Who would you most like to collaborate with?
I would love to collaborate with Nils Frahm. I admire the atmosphere he creates when he performs and the way he works.

What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
This summer I performed at the archeological site of The Temple of Zeus in Athens which dates from 6th century BC. This experience was unique and the scenery breathtaking.
As a spectator my favourite concert was Sigur Rós live in London 2 years a go.

How important is technology to your creative process?
Technology is important but it is just another tool a composer can use.

Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career?
I have an older sister. She was always very supportive to me and I’m sure she loves what I do. However, when we lived together she wasn’t very fond of me playing the piano at certain times of my inspiration (i.e. very late at night or early in the morning). Apart from that I believe she enjoys what I do.

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