LUCAS CANEL’S FIRST HERO AND MUSIC!

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“I started with music when I was 9 years old studying guitar with my brother who is a music teacher. He was my first big influence. Then I began to be interested in drums after listening to some great local drummers. Later I did a total approach to drums study and nowadays I’m still focused on it. I’m playing with the Mario Parmisano’s Trio and planning a World tour in September 2010. My wish is to become a better musician and person each day and luckily I think I’m doing well.”

Wise words from a young and talented musician,  who has already played with great musicians and is embarking on a world tour with The Mario Parmisano Trio.  Lucas Canel, welcome and thank you for participating in this project.  You have been most generous with your time even though you are spending most of it in the recording studio preparing a new album.  Shall we begin.

No. 1)  What is music to and for you?

1) Music is all for me. Since I was a little child my family taught me to love music.  My elder brother who is a guitar teacher has had big influence on me. I feel live music as art in movement and luckily magical moments can be immortalized in recordings. I think that music is very important for human being because in spite of the fact that not all the people can play an instrument or feel music with the same passion than musicians can do they enjoy it very much too. Music is there. It keeps company to you when you are studying, it is on movies or commercials backgrounds, even when someone sings a song to oneself.

 No. 1)  Que significa la musica para ti?1er_plano_Lucas_bata_jpg

1) La música es todo para mi. desde mi infancia mi familia me enseñó a amar la música. sobre todo mi hermano mayor quien es profesor de guitarra. Siento la musica en vivo como arte en movimiento y por suerte en las grabaciones se pueden inmortalizar momentos mágicos. creo que la música es importante para la humanidad porque aunque todas las personas no ejecuten un instrumento o no sientan la música con la misma pasión que un musico tambien la pueden disfrutar. La música esta ahi. Te acompaña para estudiar, está de fondo en la peliculas, comerciales o hasta cuando alguien tararea una canción.

 No. 2)  What inspires you?

2) In general I am inspired by daily things such as love, injustice, human relationships, etc. The fact that every day I want to improve and get a new step ahead in my career might belong to my desire of becoming as the musicians that I admire.

 No.2 Que es lo que te inspira ?

 2) En general me inspiran las cosas de la vida cotidiana como el amor, la injusticia, las relaciones humanas, etc. El hecho de que cada dia quiera mejorar y dar un paso mas hacia adelante en mi carrera seguramente provenga del deseo que siento de ser como los musicos que admiro.

 No. 3)  When you are playing, creating, where does it take you?  Where does your mind travel?

3) When I’m playing or creating I like having my mind blank and let 100228014951gmyself  be carried by music. Particularly in Jazz music there is a lot of freedom and the best result is always obtained if you listen to each other and let the music flow.

 No.3  Cuando creas, a dónde te lleva el proceso? Donde viaja tu mente (espíritu)?

 3) Cuando estoy tocando o creando me gusta tener la mente en blanco y dejarme llevar por la musica. En el jazz particularmente hay mucha libertad y los mejores resultados se obtienen si todos se estan escuchando y dejan fluir la musica.

 No. 4)  Do you think music, visual art and health are related, and if so, how do you see this?

4) Music and visual arts are related to each other due to the fact that both are artistic expressions but also they have to do as well as many other artistic expressions with health in a therapeutic way. I think that music and visual arts are able to change any person’s mood in a good way therefore if you’re a happy person you mind will be healthy.

No.4  Crees que la música y la salud están relacionadas de alguna manera? Si estás de acuerdo, como la vez?

4) La música y las artes visuales estan relacionadas entre si por el hecho de ser ambas expresiones artisticas pero a la vez tienen que ver, como muchas otras expresiones artisticas, con la salud en un sentido terapéutico. Creo que tanto la música como las artes visuales son capaces de cambiar el ánimo de cualquier persona para bien, por ende si eres una persona feliz seguramente tu mente estará saludable.

No. 5)  How do you feel when you are playing?

5) I feel as if I’d have found my place on earth when I’m playing. I believe deeply that’s the reason I’m living for. And at the same time I feel alive when I play music.

I really couldn’t live without music.

 No.5 Como te sientes cuando estás creando?Lucas studio 2

 5) Siento como si hubiera encontrado mi lugar en el mundo cuando estoy tocando. Creo profundamente que esa es la razon por la que vivo y al mismo tiempo me siento vivo cuando toco.

Realmente no podria vivir sin la música.

 No. 6)  When do you do your best work?

6) When the musicians are listening to each other and there is a good work atmosphere I can work freely.  Without too much pressure,  you are able to focus on nothing else but music. Those are the best conditions for me. 

 No.6   Cuando haces tu mejor trabajo?

 6) Cuando los musicos se escuchan unos a otros y hay un buen clima de trabajo puedo trabajar libremente. No trabajar presionado hace que te puedas concentrar plenamente en la music. Esas son las mejores condiciones para mi.

 No. 7)  Do you identify with your music and if so, on what level?

7) When I’m playing I play like I am. I believe that music reflects  a musician’s personality. Although you can improve certain knowledge and play with different characters you’ll end up playing in your own way. It’s like a mark which all of us have inside ourselves that cannot be ignored.

  No.7  Te identificas con tu tema? Si lo haces, a que nivel?

Lucas studio 3 7) Cuando estoy tocando toco como soy. Creo que la musica refleja de alguna manera la personalidad de los musicos. Aunque puedas mejorar ciertos conocimientos y tocar con diferentes matices o caracter siempre uno termina tocando como es. Es como una marca que llevamos dentro y que no puede ser ignorada.

 No 8)  Does playing music  help you connect with your higher self, whatever that is for you?

8) Absolutely.  Not only when I’m playing or creating music but also when I’m listening to it. It feels as if my mind leaves my body and goes to a higher place where I can stay and meditate. A place where I feel very comfortable.

 No. 8  El crear Música te conecta con tu “ser elevado”  (lo que eso sea/signifique para ti)?

 8)Absolutamente.  No solamente cuando estoy tocando o creando musica sino tambien cuando la estoy escuchando. Siento como si mi mente se desprendiera de mi cuerpo hacia un lugar elevado donde puedo estar y meditar. un lugar donde me siento realmente bien.

 No.9)  Some people seem to think the school systems kill creativity, how do you feel about that?Lucas studio 1

9)  I think that both things work together.  You can develop your creativity as a result of your academic studies and you can improve your creativity by just listening to music. Both are valid. But there is something that I’m absolutely sure of:   When you create music you want to transmit some message but if you don’t know the alphabet your message cannot be clear.  So if you have the appropriate tools your message will be clearly understood.  This is the purpose of school systems I think.

 No. 9   Algunos dicen que el sistema educativo trunca la creatividad. Cuál es tu opinion al respeto?

 9) Creo que ambas cosas van de la mano. Podes mejorar tu creatividad a causa del estudio academico asi como tambien hacerlo solo de escuchar musica. Ambas son validas. Pero hay algo de lo que realmente estoy sguro. cuando hacemos musica queremos transmitir un mensaje pero si no sabemos el alfabeto el mensaje podria no ser claro. Por eso si contamos con las herramientas adecuadas el mensaje sera entndidocon claridad. este, creo yo, es el proposito de los sistemas academicos de educacion.

 No.10)  If you agree with question 9, what do you think would be a simple solution?

10) I don’t agree.

  No.10  Si estás de acuerdo con que el sistema está matando la creatividad, que sugieres como una simple solución?

 10) no estoy de acuerdo.

DSC02910 No.11)  What is jazz for you?

 11) Jazz is an amazing way to interact between musicians and arts. It’s the perfect balance between 2 importants points. 1 the composer’s message and 2 the musician’s point of view of that message.

Jazz is the music evolution.

 No. 11 Qué es el jazz para usted? 

 11)El Jazz es una increible forma de interactuar entre los musicos y el arte. Es elbalance perfecto entre dos puntos importantes: 1 El mensaje del compositor y 2 El punto de vista del musico acerca de ese mensaje.

El Jazz es la evolucion de la musica.

Lucas, thank you for doing this.  Your article is most enlightning.  I want to wish you all the best on your tour and in all your future endeavours.  Until we meet again, my friend, be blessed!

TO THE READER :

You are warmly invited to visit Lucas’ links and listen to more great music.  You are also invited to leave your comments which are truly appreciated.  ENJOY!

http://www.myspace.com/LucasCanel

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Your answer question 5, it is inspiring to see some people are doing what they love without compromise. And your answer to question 6 is so true, reminds one of collaboration versus competition which you do see sometimes even in a group when one tries to overpower and steal the show!

Enjoyed your article and thoughts… It is good to know there are people living their dream and feel good about their themselves and their lives. You have to be excited about the world tour. Thank you for sharing. Cecelia
.-= Cecelia Gay´s last blog ..How Can I Tell You =-.

 

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My name is Michele Andree. I am an artist, I paint musicians in action. I think I’m a musician at heart, my instrument being… a brush, so I play…brush and I paint… music.
I love jazz. I call it freedom music. It promotes special values. I love intelligent people and good conversations.

Some people ask me how music relates to art. Personally I find they go hand in hand. Music is what turns me on to painting. It makes me see colours