Raz Ohara, the eternal, enigmatic and polyhedral musician with an outstanding voice, is now seeing his latest work: «Tyrants», and he will be on a stage in advance.We have had the pleasure of interviewing him and this has been the result.
How would you present your work to someone who doesn’t know you?
It’s hard, I usually throw a line of words nobody knows how to bring in to logic or meaning.
The conversation around this usually leads to a sudden end with “great, see you around”.
And your latest album work? Where is it born from? And where do you want to lead?
My main inspiration has always been experiencing the difficulties regarding human being relations. Reflecting on this creates a certain mood that leads to melodies and sounds.
My sound is warm, I create them form my very own recordings, it is important for me in order be in touch with my music, and to get a unique sound nobody else has done before, it is my own handwriting so to speak.
What message would you like to convey to the public?
In every person there is a light.
How did your last project come about?
I did some the cello recordings with musician Lih Qun Wong. They inspired me and set the tone to many of the tracks. My travels inspired me.
What do you want to transmit in this work? What is the concept behind it?
My aim to do music without thinking of it to become a source of revenue. I want people to become silent and experience silence.
As for your studio, what is it currently made up of?
Different Instruments, some good mics and pre -amps, Logic Pro as DAW
What is the one instrument you would never get rid of, no matter what?
My old Fender Rhodes stage piano.
What was the last record store you visited? And what did you salvage from there?
A store in Berlin. I was distributing flyers for my record release show.
I don’t spend much time in record stores, I never did.
Do you have hope for the future of music? How would you like the future of the music industry to be?
As long as we are living human beings there will be music. My hope goes this far.
It is not a secrete, we are giving in to AI. This is where all my hope ends.
We want to be comfortable, its going down, it’s the beginning of the end. But nothing to be troubled about, really. It’s one direction of many, it’s evolution
Can you reveal some future projects?
I will be travelling to Lisbon to record an improv jazz quartet this month.
I will work on these recordings for the next months and see what happens.
My aim is to make improv jazz audible outside of its niche.
What makes you happy?
I good revue of my work in a newpaper