Ferry Meštrović, Interview with …
In this short self-interview, I try to give you an idea of who I am and what my role at FadingMusic is, as well as how it was founded and what my future goals are.
Can you tell something about yourself?
My name is Ferry Meštrović, at the time of this interview, a 28-year-old man who lives in a small village in Zeeland, Netherlands.
I studied computer engineering and graduated in 2014. My hobbies are old computers, game consoles and of course writing music. I work as a content manager at an online web store and in my free time, I run a small music studio called FadingMusic. My dream is to start my own independent record label and make a full album and release it worldwide.
How did you start writing music?
Music has always played an important role in my life since I was very young. Whether it was music from a video game or an old cassette that I listened to, it always seems to evoke some kind of emotional response that I can link to a certain time in my life.
In my teenage years, I was often fooling around with a low-quality computer microphone that you could mount on a CRT-monitor using the Windows sound recorder to make my recordings. I played around with pitch and other effects, it was fun to do. Somehow, I found a way to make multitrack recordings on the computer, I started doing this with a friend to make hilarious recordings, which later resulted in a side project. At one point I asked myself what would happen if I tried to write a song? I believe it was in 2005 that I actually started writing music. I loved to do it.
In 2005, I bought my first MIDI controller with a dynamic microphone and started working on my first song. Jumping ahead to early 2007, I bought a more advanced MIDI controller, a condenser microphone and a high-quality audio interface. With these instruments, I had the means to make quality recordings for the first time. At the end of 2007, I finished and released my first EP, which I distributed via the internet. Writing my first EP was a very interesting process that gave me a very satisfying and proud feeling.
Looking back on these days, I feel that I have grown as an artist, I have become more aware of what I am writing about.
What motivated you to write music?
Death is an inevitable consequence of life, I find these thoughts very frightening. Creating something helps me to give my life a purpose and to deal with these feelings of fear and despair. Something that you have made is your legacy to the world, in a way, you continue to live in others who are willing to embrace your work.
There were other things that prompted me to write music too. I discovered a band that really moved me, I wanted to make something just like that. Writing music has also become a way to deal with personal problems and to give it closure.
How was FadingMusic founded?
When I had the means to help me make the music I wanted to record, I wanted to use it as a way to connect with other people. I wanted to help others write music so that I could learn more about the process of writing and recording music. This led to the idea of FadingMusic, a record label designed by artists to help other artists.
The name FadingMusic is derived from an unfinished song that I worked on during my first EP.
What is your personal goal?
My personal goal is to summarize my youth in music, and I also want to create an independent record label that focuses solely on getting the best out of artists.
This concludes my self-interview, thank you for reading.