Today we’d like to introduce you to Brendan Eder.
Brendan, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I grew up in the San Fernando Valley. I remember the thrill of playing around on a piano in my elementary schools’ cafeteria or getting to play drums in my uncle’s basement. Now I’m here just crushing it (in obscurity).
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
I don’t sing. That makes reaching an audience pretty tough. Nothing else strikes me as an obstacle worth mentioning.
We’d love to hear more about what you do.
I compose, produce, and arrange music for myself, films, and other artists. For my “personal” work, I often end up creating the most difficult, meticulous things. It’s like a curse, but I’m proud of everything I make. Like starting a chamber ensemble that I write all the parts for or going through elaborate measures to make music videos (stop motion, analog effects, super crazy editing).
My mantra has become “nobody cares.” I tell that to anyone who is worried about what other people think about them or their art. I can’t say what I’m most proud of… maybe sticking to it. Yea; sticking to it. Nothing sets me apart from others. It’s not about being special. Okay, I might need to distinguish myself from all the other film composers and artists out there, but I don’t do that by talking about myself. I give the best head.
So, what’s next? Any big plans?
I plan on releasing an awesome album called To Mix With Time. It’s so ready to get out there. It’s a good album. I made two albums last year that I’m very emotionally invested in. One of them I cannot tell you about right now.
I can’t wait to get these two albums out. My plans are to propel forward by working harder, releasing more music, and collaborating a lot. I want to produce more songs. Full speed ahead.
- Website: www.brendaneder.bandcamp.com
- Instagram: @brendan.eder
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/brendanederensemble
- Twitter: www.twitter.com/brendan_eder
- Other: www.edermusic.com
Alex Legolvan, Red Hare Images, Brendan Eder