Here you have the final part of my interview with Alexander Parij from SingAndStudy. You can read the first part here, of course.
MUSIC & YOU
Q:When did you become interested in music? What was the first album or single you ever purchased?
A: I did not have a lot of pocket money to buy CDs, so I mainly listened to the radio.
The first album I purchased was the soundtrack of Spawn when I was teenager.
Q:Are you in a band yourself, or have you been in a band in the past? Is there a clip on YouTube or elsewhere we could watch?
Q:Musical likes and dislikes? Favorite artists?
A: My music tastes change a lot. I think it progressed from heavy metal to psy-trance and then to something more mellow. Right now I listen a lot to Eduard Artemyev (one of the founders of Soviet electronic music), Pink Floyd and Jimmy Hendrix.
Q:If you had to name the song that moves you the most, what would it be? Can you pinpoint the reason why?
A: Epitaph / King Crimson. It’s just beautiful with no explanation :).
Q: Is there a song that – to you – captures the spirit of your startup and what you have set out to do? What would it be?
A: Well it’s not a song but a track from a movie called “Stalker” by Tarkovsky. The soundtrack was composed by Artemyev and the name of the track is “They go long”.
It’s a long road ahead of me…