Amine Dadi





I'm a self-thaught composer and producer based in Bejaia, Algeria. Even though music has always been an important part of my life, I didn’t try to make some of my own until 4 years ago. And since music has become one of the most important things of my life, I spent these 4 years learning from YouTube videos, online classes and books. My music draws inspiration from a large palette of composers such as Ravel and Debussy (My all time favorite composers) but also from more Jazz oriented musicians such as Charles Mingus and Bill Evans.




What does music mean to you personally?

I didn’t really try to make some of my own until 4 years ago, and since music creation has been my favorite thing in life. I really can’t think of anything else i would rather do then writing music.

Do you agree that music is all about fantasy?

Totally. One of aspects of music that draws me the most is escapism

If you were not a professional musician, what would you have been?

Probably a visual artist of some kind.

The classical music audience is getting old, are you worried about the future?

It is, but I’m sure good music will always find the right ears that will appreciate it.

What do you envision the role of music to be in the 21st century? Do you see that there is a transformation of this role?

Music can be used to say things that words can’t, it is a communication tool, and that’s the reason why it exists everywhere in the world in different forms, And because of that music will always have an essential role in the world because.

Do you think that the musician today needs to be more creative? What is the role of creativity in the musical process for you?

Today music is overabundant. Streaming services offer enormous catalogues and creation tools accessible to everyone. If an artist today, wants to be relevant, creativity, passion and hard work must be in the center of his creation process.

Do you think we as musicians can do something to attract the younger generation to music concerts? How would you do this?

Proper education is the greatest of promotions

Tell us about your creative process. What is your favorite piece (written by you) and how did you start working on it?

NEVER start with rules, usually I start with an idea I like, a phrase, a chord sometime something as small as a note. Then I gradually build the piece with a more theoretical approach. And about my favorite piece I’d say it’s ‘’Paon-de-nuit’’ and ‘’La lune elégiaque’’ largely inspired by Debussy’s ‘’Rêverie’’

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

Be curious. Always dig deeper. I spent my teen ears exploring YouTube and niche music forums searching for new music, the satisfaction you get when you find a piece of music that really resonates in you is priceless. The internet is full of hidden musical gems, start looking.

Do you think about the audience when composing?

I don’t.

What projects are coming up? Do you experiment in your projects?

I’m currently working on a concept called ‘’Ex Melodiae: Deriving musical phrases from paintings’’. I’m also preparing the groundwork for my 2nd piano suite and I’m working on a soundtrack for a local indie game.