Ilya Santana







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

Is a kind of expression, a language, is the way i can express myself and find new feelings to explore thru the sound.

What is your music dream?

The same fact to can make music is a dream come true, for me the most important is keep discovering myself, the dream is every time that i finish a new track.

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

The world is perfect itself, the problem is the human being, i can not change to nobody, everybody have change itself from inside.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Oh, thats easy, Mammagamma of Alan Parson. The very first time i listen i was on shock when i had 5 years old.

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Many, Tangerine dream, Alan Parson, Pink floyd, Giorgio Moroder, Jean Michelle Jarre...

What inspires you to make music?

To find new melodies that move some inside me.

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

I use the music not to send messages, just to invite to the fact of feel!

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

With a great responsability, to try to communicate on the same language of the audience.

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

We are living on the best musical age possible, many posibillities at the hand and tools but this can be overwhelming and frustrating at the same time, the marketing sell you that you can be a great artist and is not the way. This is a hard daily work, you have to be focused on many tasks even the social media rather on music due that is the way that the world show his talents to others, want or not the times has changed.

What do you think of Drooble?

Is a nice site to meet other people with your same concerns, a window to the world to show your work.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

Wow, that a good question... Nowadays the most frustrated for me is how the musical marketing is settle down, the model of bussiness and how the music is underrated, it seems that the music hasn´t any value if you aren´t a social media monster.

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

yes, i will do, when where i live is any scene.

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

as i said before, is not enough to be a good musician, not even make great music, there is much more to do to get a large audience but...there is not a formula for the success. But there is a formula to be a good musician and is with hard work, learning, be curious, trying new stuff, getting involved with others to learn more from they...

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