Vladimir Titov speaks about his creative process, why music is a deep language of the soul and what it means to make people happy with own music
«The world of music is beautiful and inexhaustible ... The journey there is endless and magical!» — my artistic credo.
If you were not a professional musician, would would you have been? Writer
The classical music audience is getting old, are you worried about your future?
Each music has its own listener.
What do you envision the role of classical music to be in the 21 century?
Classical music should become more in demand.
When I say that classical music is searching for new ways, what would come to your mind?
I feel deep respect to contemporary composer’s creative search and experiments in terms of musical language innovation, but often, in chase of stylistic devices novelty, in pursuit of creative concept audacity, seeking for special originality, one overlooks the main mission of music as remarkably deep language of the soul.
Whats the role of creativity in the musical process for you?
First of all, the musician must be sincere. Only so the musician will find his individuality. Music can not be born without a creative act. Creativity is a must!
Do you think we musicians can do something to attract young generation into the classical music concerts?
I hope the internet will help us. The Internet has tremendous power.
Tell us about your creative process.
My creative process… How do I compose? First, there appears an idea or feeling, mood or image. I’m listening into these vibrations. Then I’m drawing out these sensations into material world. At first, the image is blurred. Gradually it becomes clearer and sharper. The composition process is permanent and often comes simultaneously with other things. Sometimes the composition reveals itself differently from what it was originally intended to be, as if it lives its own life. When the music is already born and put down on the score, I keep on listening into it so that to comprehend its deepest essence. Only after the piece is finished, there comes the title of the work. It is like giving name to a newly born child. It is not easy to find the right words which would reflect the musical image. All my pieces have a descriptive title: this way I emphasize the individuality of each composition’s «face». I love all my works. They are like children to me - all different and all beloved!
We, Moving Classics TV, love the combination of classical music with different disciplines: music and painting, music and cinematography, music and digital art, music and poetry. What do you think about these combinations?
Any combination has the right to exist, if it is talented.
Can you give some advice for young people who want to discover classical music for themselves?
Go to concerts of classical music, read books about classical musicians, communicate with classical musicians on the internet. When you learn the language of classical music you will become a little happier. You will discover a huge magical world, classical music is another beautiful planet!
Now it is a common practice in the media to talk that the classical music is getting into the consumption business, do you agree? We are speaking about the supply and demand rules and how to sell your “product” in your case your compositions. How do you see it?
Any work must be paid for. A musician makes money with his own labor. It was always.
Do you have expectations what regards your listeners, your audience?
I have friends on the Internet and in real life who love my music. I'm happy! Making people happy is happiness!
What projects are coming up?
I follow the impulses of my soul and I do not know what my soul will want tomorrow... I'm intrigued! Country: