January 30, 2004
Hello, Mr Draganov , thanks for answering some questions. You won
the First Prize of the 2th Tune
Friendly Contest with your piece "Missing
Sun" and we wish first to know who you are.
Myriad: On what kind of hardware
are you working ?
DragD: IBM ThinkPad, Pentium III, 693 MHz, 256 MB of RAM
Myriad: What has been your music
DragD: I am interested in music since the age of 6. I took piano
lessons for 9 years. I've been composing and studying misuc by
myself since then. I had some public performances as teenager.
Later the music got less priority for me.
Myriad: Do you play an instrument
(or several) ?
DragD: I have played piano some years ago. I haven't touched piano
keyboard in four years. I am using the computer instead to satisfy
my hunger for creativity. Anyway, I still miss playing the real
Myriad: What are your tastes in
matter of music ? You can quote artists or music genres if you want.
DragD: I don't have 'the most favorite...' There are many
musicians, composers, singers and bands, which I prefer. I would
mention a few (the order doesn't matter): Sting, Genesis, Mariah
Carey, Whitney Huston, Vangelis, Michael Jackson, Robby Williams,
Alanis Morisette, FSB (an old Bulgarian band). There are hundreds
more, which I like for one of two of their songs.
Myriad: More precisely, what are
you currently listening to ?
DragD: In this exact moment: Kitaro - "Lady Of Dreams"
Myriad: And what kind of music
don't you listen to anymore ?
DragD: I don't listen to J.M. Jarre anymore. I have never
liked to listen to Dire Straits, Pink Floyd, Chris de Burg, Red Hot
Chili Peppers and some more.
Myriad: If you had to chose a
piece to be put into a capsule to be sent to the inhabitants of Alpha Centauri, what would
be your choice ?
DragD: I would sent Mariah Carey - "Hero"
Myriad: If you had to be out of
the world during a whole year, what are the two albums you would
take away with you ?
DragD: If I would be limited only to two albums, I would take
Myriad: About the piece which won
the contest, what has been the source of your inspiration
DragD: Love. When I wrote "Missing Sun", I have been for many
months far away from the person I call 'My Sun'.
Myriad : What have been the
progress of your composition (technical details will be of interest
for the readers) ?
DragD: Unfortunately, not much. The music is pleasure for me but I
didn't have much time for pleasures in the last two
Myriad: Do you have an anecdote to
recount ? Not necessarily related to your piece, but related to
music in general.
DragD: Concert. Tuxedos and evening dresses. The orchestra is
playing Beethoven. A man in the audience turns to his neighbor by
"This peace of music is too long. Don't you think so?"
"I think you are too short for it", the response came.
Myriad : What are your goals or
your project in relation with music ?
DragD: I don't have serious music goals or projects even I wish to.
Apparently, I'll be musician in my next life.
Myriad : Do you have a personal
Web site ?
DragD: Yes but it is not music related: www.xmedil.com
Myriad : Do you want to pass an
advice or a message to the readers of this interview ?
DragD: Yes, four pieces:
- No one is allowed to judge a music piece, to insist that he (she)
and to pretend that only his (her) musical opinion is valid.
- There are no great musicians - there is a music you like or
- I would be happy if there was no need to spoil the music with
- Take music lessons if you want to be good in mathematics and vice
Myriad : Thank you for having
answered these questions.