Today we’d like to introduce you to Edy Lan.
Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I was born in a Jewish family in Mexico and was always in love with orchestral music. I grew up actually loving both musical worlds, from Stravinsky to Michael Jackson, through Queen and Jeff Buckley. I’ve also been in love with film since I have memory. So I decided to become a film composer and an orchestral arranger for popular music. I’ve worked with a wide range of artist from a Plácido Domingo album to Daddy Yankee. I’ve done films in Spanish and English and I’m always in awe with the intricacies of art and communication.
Please tell us about your art.
I create music for different media, including film and popular music. One always felt the urge to communicate and create effects on the audience. My goal has been to make people FEEL, the way I’ve been made feel by other artists. I believe the emotional experience of art is the most important factor and it’s where its true power lies. I believe it can truly change perception and emotion and as clichéd as it might be, I do believe it’s food for the soul. I hope that people take away if nothing more, a powerful emotional experience from my music. And when it’s combined with film, I think it can be extremely powerful.
What responsibility, if any, do you think artists have to use their art to help alleviate problems faced by others? Has your art been affected by issues you’ve concerned about?
I’ve always thought that there is a social responsibility of artists because of the power of communication. I don’t think it has changed theoretically, but practically I see a lot of artists that have just settled with entertainment. I do think entertainment is one role art can take, but definitely not the only one or most important. I think artists must bring some beauty to this troubled world, corny as it may sound. Events definitely affect my art because they affect what I feel and think and those things are intrinsic to the creation of art.
How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
There are a number of albums and some films with my music on them, however, I have my own personal project which can be supported and heard via soundcloud.com/edylan. Also, I have an album for my score to the movie THE SIMILARS on Spotify Amazon and iTunes, please check it out!
- Website: edylan.net
- Phone: +5215568159463 +1 615-955-2950
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @edylancomposer
- Facebook: @edylancomposer
- Twitter: @edylancomposer
Bron Studios/Photo by Shane Harvey (pic with martin Wallström), Red Elephant Films (two posters)