So what do you want for you music in the future?
The future for my music is to push forward this style, which I’m doing, and of course I have a vision where I want a new kind of an orchestra; an orchestra of young people, an orchestra catering to the new audiences that I am attracting, like the metal market. A lot of these people have never been to a mainstream classical concert before so I’m surmising that there is a big market out there on the Internet who are discovering me as their first point of call of classical music who might find the masters through me first.
If they were to come to a concert of mine, I don’t want to take them to the Festival Hall, to take them to a stuffy, old classical concert. I would like to bring them to a concert of young people with a new orchestra of young people dressed like them, looking like them, playing a new kind of sound — still acoustic based — in a new environment. So the next stage for me when I get the contracts or patrons or whoever people who would be interested in this idea are, would be to put a new kind of twenty-first century orchestra together for these new audiences and the new sound I’m producing.
To hear Rene Gruss’ music you can visit his website where he gives away free music everyday, which he calls classic cool cuts; or you can always go and have a look at his MySpace space. Just to help you get a feel for the sound and emotion of Rene’s music, Blogcritics is happy to present you with a video for one cut from Gruss’ debut album Bellatrix called “Beautiful Light.” Listen and enjoy!