Mikael Sapin, minimalist classical piano composer, talks why creativity must be sought in the emotions, in the heart and why we should do what we feel

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What does music mean to you personally?
For me the music is a means of expression, through the music I express my feelings, my emotions.

Do you agree that music is all about fantasy?
Yes, the music can transport you to other universes, to other places of fantasy and dream.

If you were not a professional musician, would you have been?
Photographer or television camera

The classical music audience is getting old, are you worried about your future?
I am not worried. I am sure that clasical music will always arrive to the heart of new generations.

What do you envision the role of classical music to be in the 21 century? Do you see
that there is a transformation of this role?
Today classic music has an important role.

When I say that classical music is searching for new ways or that the classical music is
getting a new face, what would come to your mind?
Currently there are very good interpreters and composers of classical music. They create new ways.

Do you think that the classical musician today needs to be more creative? Whats the
role of creativity in the musical process for you? The creativity is very important in the creative process, I think creativity must be sought in the emotions, in the heart. The soul is the source of creativity.

Do you think we musicians can do something to attract young generation into the
classical music concerts? New technologies have enormous power. You can catch many listeners.

Do you have your favourite piece (written by you)? It's very difficult to say which is my favorite piano piece. I do not know,My piano piece called "the Rain" has enough acceptance among my listeners.

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?
These combinations seem fantastic to me.
It is a way of enriching each other.

Can you give some advice for young people who want to discover classical music for
themselves?
Do what you feel

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?
Classical music needs more support from the media.

Do you have expectations what regards your listeners, your audience?
I hope that more and more listeners will understand my music.

What projects are coming up?
I have now released my new album called "Velvet". It Is available on digital platforms like spotify, apple music.

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