New Voices 2019 - Max Syed-Tollan Q&A

Max Syed-Tollan

“What are some of your important musical influences?”

My music is influenced by most other music that I hear, as I find my ear absorbs lots of disparate stuff. I find I am particularly moved by hymns and sacred music of all kinds particularly renaissance polyphony. I'm not sure this is the first thing that my own work would bring to mind however. 

“What are you working on at the moment?”

I'm currently attempting to notate a recording of an extended piano improvisation I did at Cafe Oto in February which will hopefully comprise the B side to an album of DIY Chamber music I am releasing on Glasgow label GLARC later in 2019 - entitled 'Planctae'.

“What are you looking forward to about New Voices?”

I'm looking forward to getting stuck into my planned project, which I've already started thinking about and researching. I'm hoping New Voices will help make it happen!

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