In conversation with David Gómez
Interview with the spanish pianist and composer who has recently released his latest album "Spring in the dark".
An original artist who soon began studying and producing music in various genres and styles.
I believe that from the moment we are born until we stop breathing, we are music. The sound of the heartbeat is present 24 hours a day.
Hi David, growing up, how important was music in your life? Can you recall the moment when you decided that you wanted to be a musician? Was it an easy or difficult
choice to make?
I believe that from the moment we are born until we stop breathing, we are music. The sound of the heartbeat is present 24 hours a day. Those of us who are aware of this are musicians. My mother played the accordion. As a child, I sang, played the piano, drew, wanted to be an actor, etc. etc. My intention in life was to express myself in some way, and in the end a beautiful piece of furniture called a piano emerged, which has been my girlfriend ever since.
Was there ever a time when you thought about doing something else? If you weren’t a musician today, what else could you see yourself doing? Would you be a fulfilled in life?
I would have loved to be a Hollywood actor, hehe, although you never know, until your heart stops making music, life can give you surprises. I think it is very important to do something creative in life. The keyword is CREATE. It is the key to feeling better in this unreal world.
David reveals us ...
When you make music there are no challenges. Your heart guides you and that is enough.
What has been the biggest surprise so far about making music your career? What has been an unexpected or welcome challenge to it all?
Being able to move many people through music is everything. Getting up with the illusion of improving a composition is exciting. Waking up with that illusion is life. When you make music there are no challenges. Your heart guides you and that is enough.
Let’s talk about your brand new project “Spring in the Dark”. What was the inspiration for this album? How do you think it prepares listeners for more music from you?
Spring in the dark is a summary of various times in my life. Each of the pieces tells a story. I never think of the audience when I compose. Feeling or thinking, that’s the question. I keep the first one.
I Believe in coincidences, and that things happen for a reason. I do not like to mythologize, each one has his own way.
What has it been like keeping up with your social media accounts and all of the different platforms? Is it hard to stay up to date on it all? What would you say is your favorite way to connect with your fans now? What has social media done for your career?
You have to adapt to the new times. It is a good way for people to come to your concerts, without having to go through the big advertising campaigns that were done in the past. Staying up to date on social media is fun if you are happy with what you do.
Who are some of your favorite artists or rather, what musicians have continued to inspire you and your music? Who would you absolutely love to work with in the future?
Sharing music is always very nice. Right now I really enjoy working with my producer Joe Dworniak. I always say that I want to work with him until that heart I told you about at the beginning stops making music. There are very good artists in the world, each one has his own way. I Believe in coincidences, and that things happen for a reason. I do not like to mythologize, each one has his own way.
At the end of the day, what do you hope people take away from your music?
I wish they could carry a piece of bread under their arms, in this way world hunger would end.
What are some goals that you have for yourself this year? How close are you to reaching them?
If I tell you the goals, they say they are not going to happened, so we will leave it there hehe
we need to be close to our family, that is the goal. The rest will come if what you do is with love.
David Gómez is a renowned Majorcan pianist and composer born in Wattwil (Switzerland) in 1974. With more than 20 years of international artistic career, he stands out for the excellence of his music in its contemporary, classical, instrumental and cinematographic genre, and for his concerts as soloist around the world. He trained professionally in the Netherlands, perfecting his studies at the Rotterdam Conservatory on Piano, Tango for Piano and Orchestra Conducting. As a composer, he is a passionate storyteller with his piano, inspired by the most romantic love, life experiences and social justice. Between delicate melodies, ambient sounds and majestic silences, his music thrills, enamors and reaches with intensity the depths of souls and hearts. His record albums produced by the prestigious producer Joe Dworniak under his Riversfih Records label, reflect his artistic and professional evolution: The Island (2013), Pianographie (2017), Sous les étoiles (2019), and Lockdown on a piano Vol. I and II (2020) composed in Madrid in absolute solitude during confinement by COVID-19, recorded from his home with his mobile phone. In their different creative stages, each album is a journey to the infinity of his inner universe. As a musician he is a tireless seeker, demanding and lover of the smallest details. His last two works, produced by Joe Dworniak and soon available are: Spring in the Dark (2021), studio album recorded in Spain, England and Hungary, and A letter from Mars (2021) recorded at his home in Palma de Mallorca. Inseparable from the piano since he was a child, David gave his first concert at the age of 14 and since then touring has become his way of life.