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Interview with Adam RW.
This week I interviewed adamrw, and yes, that's officially the correct way to spell his name. Adam has been creating primarily instrumental electronic music for years now. He has an impressive and extensive library of works, which he has recently compiled. What makes Mr. RW particularly interesting is that he paints amazing abstract images that somehow seem to perfectly complement his music. Enjoy the interview with adamrw, then please visit him online (links below) and check out some of his stuff.
Brax: You are a multi-talented artist, creating both electronic music and cool paintings. How did you get started making music? How about the painting side?
adamrw: Thank-you. I started making music with terrible PC speakers (and) drum machine shareware on a not-so-fast Pentium 166. The painting came as a natural extension of my drawing; something I have invested a lot of passion in. Both really came from a need to express ideas in a new way, for me.
Brax: What projects are you currently working on?
adamrw: Besides the constant solo work, I have been working with a friend for a couple of years on a project called "ATwerk" (terrible homage to Kraftwerk included) which is more about a collaboration experiment. Also, a painting triptych.
Brax: What is the secret meaning of the RW in Adam RW?
adamrw: The "RW" in my name stems from the ancient tradition of initials... sorry to disappoint. The name has evolved into an all lower case "adamrw" which makes it look stranger. As for the lack of spacing and periods, now that remains the shadowy secret.
Brax: What’s your favorite sci-fi movie? Why?
adamrw: I don't have a particular movie so much as the original 1950s Outer Limits and 1950s Twilight Zones. Despite how terrible they look now, some of those stories are still amazing.
Brax: Have you ever performed live and painted one of your paintings at the same time? If not, why?
adamrw: That's an interesting idea, but I am very much against public performance. I could never create the work I do with an audience. It takes a lot (of) planning beforehand.
Brax: If you could time travel, what era would you visit and why?
adamrw: I am extremely fascinated with the beginning of America and to see whether or not the Founding Fathers were as genius and eccentric as they are made out to be.
Brax: iPod, CD, Vinyl, or other? Why?
adamrw: iPod for the portability/storage. CD if other formats aren't available or if its casing is designed well. Vinyl, well, because it's vinyl. Cassette for the sound shaping. Minidisc for the interesting high end compression. Gotta have the minidisc.
Brax: Describe your musical style using an entirely new, original genre.
adamrw: "80s period piece nostalgia for the hard of hearing and unrealistic"
Brax: What is your opinion on interstellar travel?
adamrw: Lonely. A lot of space.
Brax: Any advice for others trying to “make it” in music?
adamrw: Never give in to the current trend and expect more sacrifices than rewards. It is your creation, that is all that matters. You've pretty much made it when your composition is finished.
Brax: Anything else you’d like to add?
adamrw: I like your web comic, and thanks for the interview.
God bless and all the best.
Tell him Brax sent you!
Thanks to adamrw for the interview.
Check back next Wednesday for my next exciting interview.