theaussieword.com’s special interview with Andrew Shapiro.

Tell us how it all started. What had you first interested in music? An early childhood memory puts me on a beach on the Long Island Sound (just north of New York City) with my mom who bumped into a friend who suggested a recorder classtatic1-squarespaces in the neighbouring town of Scarsdale. It came easy to me so I soon graduated to the clarinet after that.

What motivates or influences you in your quest to make great music? It’s just something that I HAVE to do, you know? People say that one should really only make this kind of life for themselves—and it’s not easy, I can tell you that—if they really and truly can’t fathom a life where they’d be doing anything else.

What are your biggest goals you hope to accomplish as an artist? I came very close to scoring a big Hollywood film once, but the project went belly-up. So that was a bummer. I’d love to score a film(s) with a budget to use an orchestra. Would really love to do that. So there’s one goal.

Success, what is the secret to it? I’m just trying to write music, play music and make friends. And as long as I keep doing that I’ll be fine. Continue reading SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Andrew Shapiro