Interview with pianist and composer Michael Neal: 2020 has been a chore overall so that has likely effected my writing
Our virtual meeting with the American artist Michael Neal, composer and performer of "Coalescence"!
Which performances/recordings are you most proud of?I'm very proud of both Lapse and Coalescence. I think they compliment each other well, and I'm also very proud of my upcoming ep. I try to not release anything that I'm not proud of, so I guess I would say everything haha...
I always write with myself in mind first. If I don't like something, I will scrap it. That being said, I do like to tinker inside those lines to write things that I believe will influence people.
When you compose and produce tracks, do you make music for yourself or do you make it with others in mind?
What characterizes this period of music for you?
Do you want to tell us how the "Coalescence" project was born?
Travel would be the primary influence. Along those lines, people I've met and relationships I've formed have also had a large impact on my music.
Which non-musical influences have affected your music most?
What is your musical philosophy?
If someone has never heard your music, which keywords would you personally use to describe your overall sound and style?
Could you kindly anticipate us something about your upcoming projects?
BONUS QUESTION: Three favorite tracks of all time?
Michael Neal was born in Findlay, Ohio, United States of America. Taking piano lessons from a young age, his art truly began to grow when he stopped and instead focused his creative power into original composition work. He loves emotional pieces, and uses the piano as a tool to unlock the mind. Michael began scoring for projects ranging from acoustic pieces to metalcore before focusing on composition work for video games, film, and standalone releases.