This last spring I was introduced to the music of GLASYS which is a brilliant blend of progressive electronic meets classical music. I finally had the opportunity to have him on the show so I could pick his brain about his early influences and how he has developed his own unique sound.
During the show we took a look back at the artists who influenced him at an early age like Bud Powell and Chopin. Throughout the night we were able to showcase some tracks from his forthcoming EP. He and I dove into his writing process and how he constructs his ideas. Having recently moved here from Jerusalem he knew that it would take some time to form his band. He explained to me that while he enjoyed playing solo he is looking forward some other players on stage with him. We spoke about building relationships in the music scene and how welcoming Portland has been to him. GLASYS has an online presence that every artist should emulate so I had to ask him about that approach. He explained that it takes hard work and diligence to keep your fans engaged with you at all times.
Later in the evening we were treated to a few live performances which were caused our Talk Board to light up with praise. It was a joy to watch GLASYS get into the zone in the studio and play his heart out. Watching his performance is fascinating and inspiring. He is a recording artists to the core and is presenting music that is both technically impressive and inspiring.
It was an absolute pleasure to host him on the show, the two hours just flew by. Please enjoy the podcast below and be sure to check out his contact information below!
At my core, I am a musician, songwriter, producer, studio owner/engineer, and, most importantly, a lover of all things music. It is my goal to help connect listeners to local artists. I believe we should all be searching for the next thing that inspires us.
I am originally from Arizona, where over many years, I played in several different independent bands in the Phoenix and Tucson areas. I put in many, many hours of grassroots-style promotion in order to get my bands heard. I am excited to be a part of Portland Radio Project where I can provide an avenue to local Portland musicians to share their art.