Gus Arima, Composer
Brazil, Sao Paulo
My approach to classical music:
I have a varied number of influences, ranging from Bach to Schoenberg, I believe that music doesn't have to be beautiful, in an aesthetic sense of the word, rather it will be beautiful as long as it's a representation of something that by its very nature touches us, such as love, and is made as a result of long-term thinking and studying, as well as an obstinate creative impulse.
From the very minute that I was born, I was born for music, at the age of 2 I used to use whatever I saw in the way as a drum kit, I used to marvel at people playing in places such as restaurants, and when I was old enough I began to take lessons, some time after that I found a creative instinct that led me to composing, and I haven't stopped ever since.