Friday, 24 May 2013

New Music Friday! - Rixa White

Happy Friday all! It's the day of the week we have all been waiting for and which is even sweeter this week due to the extra bank holiday Monday day off. Who doesn't love a long bank holiday weekend? With weather predictions looking much improved and the prospect of four consecutive lie-ins ahead, it is time to start off the long weekend right with New Music Friday. This week's special guest is multi-talented Rixa White. Read on...

Bio.


Rixa White

Rixa White, the former spirited online entrepreneur hid his identity, transformed his destiny, returned to his roots and followed a new path in life through his music. As a self-taught Pianist, Keyboardist, Composer and poet, he was never an alien to music world as he started to play at age 6 and composed his first recitals when he was 14.

In 2010, he created Silentaria Electronic music project which is a reminiscence of musical projects like Vangelis, Jean Michel Jarre, Kitaro, Yanni, Enigma and Era.

Rixa White combines Electronic, Contemporary Instrumental, Ambient and Progressive Rock genres and adds his unusual methodology in sound design and music production to create his unique music entirely in his personal studio with softwares and electronics. His music is mainly instrumental and when there is vocal (human or robot), even female vocals, he generates it from his own processed voice.

Nowadays, if not traveling, you can find him developing new gears and features for his music, composing new melodies for Silentaria or writing a new poem to share with fans and friends.

What we think?

Rixa proves that the art of creating beautiful melodies in music is still alive by effortlessly producing them throughout his music. His style, largely instrumental, seamlessly blends classic electronic sounds such as synthesizers and drum machines with more acoustic elements. Rixa’s pieces, which are each accompanied with a poem (on his YouTube channel), takes the form of contemporary program music with the music representing the narrative of Rixa’s poetry. This makes it particularly powerful both musically and emotionally.

This is particularly the case in ‘Sabine’, where the piano holds the main melody whilst a string countermelody weaves in and out, binding the piece together. The harmony is simple and so is the rhythm, leaving the melody somewhat exposed but totally in its element. As the texture grows, the intensity increases as the additional sound effects add a magic to ‘Sabine’ that reflects the romantic description Rixa himself attributes to the piece.

There is an old school electronic vibe to Rixa’s music; the instrumental quality reminiscent of movie soundtracks from the 80s. But it is this quality of mixing the old with the new that makes Rixa music so interesting to listen to. His music touches people’s souls and with tens of thousands of YouTube listeners attesting to this, we also agree that Rixa make beautiful music.

Here’s an excerpt of ‘Sabine’ for your musical enjoyment…



Sabine and other Silentaria tracks are available to buy on iTunes.

Are you a fan of Rixa White's music? Drop us a comment and share your thoughts.

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6 comments:

  1. Mixing old and new. I like that.

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  2. I heard that Sir Richard Branson offered a bet for 100 grand if he shows his face without a mask. BTW, I like his music, it is very original and story-telling with no lyrics.

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    1. It's hard not to wonder who the man behind the mask is...we love the musical narratives that Rixa presents :-)

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  3. I think, Rixa White brings new lights to Electronic Music. I like his music. Thanks for introducing.

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    1. Thanks for your comment. We're glad we were able to share something new with you :-)

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