Interview with Mehrshad Khanj, An Electronic Music Composer and Arranger
Can you introduce yourself?
We are with Mehrshad Khanj, a composer and arranger of electronic music who made music with famous singers in his country and recently wants to release his new album, which is wordless and in the styles of EDM, Techno, Chill, etc.
What first got you into music?
As a child, I was very interested in electronic music, for example, I used to listen to Jean-Michel Char, Enigma Buddahabaar, and also groups like Backstreet Boys, Westlife, Blue, Darren Hayes, etc. Make it sound like the music I like
Who inspired you to make music?
First of all, my family and also the teachers through whom I learned music and had good experiences with them
How would you describe the music you usually create?
My music is usually full of combination and action of various instruments and imagery, and I believe that every music image in the speaker or headphones has a special imagery of human life.
How is your creative process?
In the first stage, I make the mood melody on the piano and choose the chords according to the image I have in my mind, and then I consider a style for it, and then I do the arrangement and design the sounds, and so on…
Who would you most like to work with?
I am very fond of Armin van Burien, even when I used to cover and learn this artist’s music for myself
What is your message to your fans?
To learn to be a real and professional music listener
Do you sing in the shower? what songs
Yes, many times, music in Iranian language
If it wasn’t for your music career, what would you be doing right now?
I was probably in the computer hardware engineering department
How do you think the internet has affected the music business?
Certainly, in the last 20 years, people have shown their talents in making music more and we have more successful people in the world.
Which famous musicians do you admire?
Jacob Collier – JESÚS MOLINA
What is the best advice you have been given?
To always learn and always improve in my expertise, both in the field of sound engineering and composition
If you could change anything about the industry, what would you change?
I will implement the copyright law for all the countries of the world because some countries still do not have copyright laws
What’s next for you?
I am currently producing an instrumental album and I hope to be able to perform music all over the world