I have no more doubt.
Ashkenazy’s performances are the greatest.
And if I said that Paris had once again given me the priviledge to have a nice meeting ?
That is in the musical Paris, at a concert during the Romantika Festival that I discovered Monsieur Alain Kremski. Musician, composer, pianist and percussionnist gone to discover Asia, this Parisian passionate in arts has taken time to answer MissaParis’ questions.
An interview done in 2 times, in a café of the Ile Saint-Louis, so far from the world of the classical music but so close of the Paris he likes and that he considers as “his” city.
That is a simple, passionate and captivating man who takes time to listen and to share and who is waiting for me (twice) in front of a just served coffee…
MissaParis : Who is Alain Kremski ?
Alain Kremski : Unclassifiable ! I am open on many things from different areas in a world where we classify people in boxes, with etiquettes.
MissaParis : Well, which artist are you ?
Alain Kremski : I think there is several categories of artists : some ones have chosen to improve the interpretation of a composer, and that can fill in a life. Others have chosen to play and to compose. On my own I am fascinated by the meeting of severel arts, particularly the architecture, evocating the ideas of the close and the far, the empty and the full.
What is important for an artist, it is to have a goal. And each goal is possible if it is clear. Mine is to wake in the public the nostalgia of the lost “source”, something coming from far away, even sometimes from the childhood. I like the meeting between the artistic disciplinaries : music, architecture, cinema, dance, painting, the realisation of calligraphies while we are playing the piano etc…
MissaParis : And what are your inspirations ?
Alain Kremski : I don’t know ! I have many passions : chess, the science-fictions (quantum physics, etc…) and I have a contact with poets too.
MissaParis : Your musical and artistic universe is so vast ! For instance, you composed and have studied Asian and Tibetan music. Where has this envy to explore all these different universes come from ?
Alain Kremski : I lived at the Villa Medicis for 3 years and the director was the painter Balthus ! He was a great influence and allowed me to open to the notions of transparency, lightness, sacred. All is energy, movment and quality of energy. My professor, Olivier Messiaen, did a lot too.
MissaParis : Do you have a favorite composer ?
Alain Kremski : No, not really ! But among the classical ones, I would say Bach and Mozart. And Brahms, Chopin, Nietzsche, Debussy, Schumann and Liszt for the romantical ones.