Cláudio Caldas


My perception of music has always existed, it's from cradle. I always swinged my little body while the records my parents and brothers played in pickup. At that time, the mid-1960s of last century, in the Brazilian radios the good MPB was listened to and in the pickup of my house was The Beatles and Nat King Cole. In the late 1970s, my mother bought a piano, where I liked to discover sounds and rhythms. My first impulse was to create and not reproduce. I started my studies in Villa Lobos music school in late 1982. I've always heard of everything: jazz, mpb. bossa nova, classical music, rock, folklore, etc ... I interrupted my studies and went to work as a computer instructor and seek better qualification in the area. During that time I bought a computer, a sound desk, a microphone, the keyboard already had. I did not buy monitors because I had a creative output device with sub-woofer and dedicated, in my spare time, to the hobby of composing in sequencing software. During a prolonged crisis in the country, with few resources, professionally dissatisfied, I restarted a more intense contact with the music. On that restart I realized that the quality of the audio I generated before was not good. I did not realize that the lack of good mixing, equalization and mastering negatively affected the audio. Unfortunately, I do not have the equipment anymore because I sold it. Even so, because the various midi files still remained, I insisted on the contract by buying a keyboard. I never gave much importance to the lyrics of the songs but, today, I intensify the work of searching for lyric partners and writing, myself, the songs that I realize are songs, while new ones come up. So I continue with the process of creating new sequences, search the old ones and generate new ones. I decided to disclose, even with an inadequate sound card, a desktop microphone and headphones that are not a reference because it's no use putting the material in the drawer. Would you like to help the project in any way? Want to be my lyricist partner? Lyrics in English? Send me a message. Sorry for any errors in English.






What is music to you? What does it give you?

My music is my soul. A perception of existence of harmonical and delicate system.

What is your music dream?

In first phase, earn, with my music, some money to buy a better equipment to improve a quality in my work.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Equal opportunity for all and a education who first have a intent to form a healthy human being not only a worker for the market.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Lost Horizon - a soundtrack made by Burt Bacharach. My mother loved the movie and we went a lot of times to see this. Sometimes I cry yet...

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Villa-Lobos, Debussy, Bach, Tom Jobim, Milton Nascimento, Toninho Horta, Pat Meheny, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Genesis, Jethro Tull, etc..

What inspires you to make music?

The silence...

What is the message you want to send with your music?

Basically, a perception of a sutil and harmonical world but sometimes it could be chaotic... ;-)

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

A respect.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

A big part of them are worried, I think, in your own problems. A strong unity, among us, thinking in our commons interests is a good start...

What do you think of Drooble?

An excellent initiative. We must utilize.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

It is not only the good music that is devalued in my country, culture in general suffers with this evil. And our pockets feel it...

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes. I always post a link, in my social networks, with works from my friends and good artists.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

Beyond an audio quality, a good composition with a good arrangement and good performance.

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