Spotlight Interview: Rockstar and Composer Wolfgang Steinwidder! @composing4you
September 17, 2019
Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with me! Please tell us a bit about yourself and what you do currently…
Hey, thank you for inviting me to this interview. Great to meet ya! My name is Wolfgang Steinwidder, and I am Composing4you. Composing4you is the result of a life in music and dreaming about this project. So it can be seen as the result of my lifedream. But it is of course growing and developing as well.
After my Hollywood Rock experience, I am having already an idea for a new rock song in my head. Today I will start composing it. The first nine songs were mostly in a very moderate speed, and very synthie orientated. The coming songs will show a bit more Rock N Roll and my rock side.
What inspired you to start creating your own music?
That was when I was a kid. I was looking out of the window, I had to stay in bed because sick. And saw an orchestra playing out there. I could hear the music only from far away, but started crying. Not because of the music they played in real, it was because of what I heard in my head. There was a much bigger orchestra with angel voices. So beautiful. And from there on I knew that my life would be dedicated to writing music.
What has been your biggest achievement so far?
I think my biggest achievement was to found Composing4you not only as a project but also as a record company without knowing about success. And I built my music studio with my two hands. The whole house. It was a long hard way to here, a lifelong way, resulting in Composing4you.
What do you have planned for this year?
I know it sounds a bit crazy (smiles)…because I only released one song so far this year, but I want to release two more until december. They are not even composed yet. But I feel them already. Songs are like children. You cannot plan them. They come when they want.
Who are the top 3 celebrities/artists you’d love to work with? And why?
Of course it the dream of each composer to work with celebrities.
To me I would love to write a song for the band Europe in the style they did in the mid 80s. So if you can hear me..HERE I AM. 😊
And I would love to record a duet with La Toya Jackson, because her voice is that kind of voice I love. So if you hear me….HERE I AM 😊
Take a moment to close your eyes. Where do ideally you see yourself in 5 year’s time?
I see myself on a stage. Playing concerts every week, enjoying myself with my fans.
Who or what is your greatest love?
Music. I am 100% into music.
What book do you recommend most to others?
I was reading a lot in my childhood, but now only very rare.
My favorite book is “The never ending story” by Michael Ende, because I am dreamer..and this book is THE book for dreamers.
If you could get the perfect help from an online tax return service, what would they do for you?
I know it sounds a bit selfish, but the possibilities for musicians are dependent from their sales. So, please, download my music instead of listening to it for free on any portal. Because the revenue will come back to you. Tax return service can help me to spread this message, to increase my sales, to make bigger projects possible. It`s only one Dollar for a download, but it helps a lot. You can download it on Amazon, Itunes or Google Play.
Can you give our readers 2 key tips for staying creative?
Yes, of course. Creativity is like smoking a cigarette. You can smoke for a while, but when there is nothing left, you have to get a next one. Means, you cannot smoke your creativity all the time without giving anything back.
When you feel burned out, you have to get some distance and take a break. But that break doesn’t mean doing nothing. In that break you need new things new views. Means, go and take a ride. Take a flight. Talk to new people. Find new friends. And when you come back you will be full of new creativity.
Change the way you are doing it. Go that risk. It might be a disappointment to leave the main street, it will lead to new ideas.
Where is your happy place?
If you were stuck on a desert island and could only bring 3 things what would they be?
A piano, tons of paper, a knife
How do you describe yourself in 5 words?
Dreamer, Composer, Passionate, Writer, Believer
Thank you for taking the time to do this interview with me! Where can we find and follow you online?
Thank you very much for this beautiful interview, and the possibility to express myself!