Tumult, temper, and that certain intensity that touches great depth in your visual soul. Jeff Bernstein builds passion and motion, landscapes and lore, peaks of cinematic tang that propel the enthusiast into realms of perfection. Jeff is currently working on a few film projects in Scotland and has also recently finished musical works, just back from being Mastered as well as securing Publishing deals recently.
What Musical Genre Do You Feel Best Describes Your Music And How Would You Describe Your Sound?
Soundtrack / Film Score
What Are or Have Been Your Musical Influences?
Abel Korzeniowski, Alexandre Desplat, John Barry, Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner and Ennio Morricone
What Are You Working On Now? Any Future Collaborations We Can Look Forward To?
Just finished composing for the Scottish film noir, Blood's A Rover, which is due for release in 2019 and expected to be shown at Film Festivals in due course.
What Is Your Ultimate Goal In The Music Industry? What Is Your Plan Of Action?
To be recognized as a film composer. I intend to choose all future projects wisely !
What Has Been The Biggest Challenge In Your Career Thus Far?
Getting noticed, there are so many composer's looking for a break that you need to make sure your work is unique.
What’s Your Typical Songwriting Process?
Starting with a "seed" of an idea and slowly building from there. I use Cubase to develop my ideas before mixing a composition at a local studio and sending the track for Mastering thereafter.
How Has Social Media Influenced Your Career As An Artist?
It has helped gain notice from some professional people in the industry such as Publishing Companies.
What Did You Do Before You Started Making Music?
I was signed to a record company back in the 80's with a band although my passion has always been the genre of film soundtracks. I have also worked as an Independent Financial Adviser for the last 26 years.
Any Advice For Young People (Men or Women) That Want To Succeed In The Music World?
Don't stop !! There are definitely more setbacks than good news but that's normal. Keep going and ignore the negativity if you firmly believe in what you are doing.
What Would You Change In The Music Industry If You Were A Top Music Executive?
That Music Executive's would take the blinkers off and start looking toward independent artists out there. There is some exceptional talent waiting to be discovered.
How Do You Feel About Originality?
Without it, you are like everyone else. Make sure you are unique and stand out from the competition. Don't follow a certain rend.
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