Julian Calor launches music & art project ‘Involve’
Dutch producer Julian Calor has been a major success on Hardwell’s record label Revealed Recordings with the claim of having the only full length album (other than Hardwell himself) on the record label. The 22 year old has recently released a statement saying that he doesn’t want to follow any trends and wants to focus on his own artistry.
Here’s his exact words:
“I was recently shown Kevin Kelly (former editor of Wired Magazine’s) post about “1,000 True Fans” and it really struck a chord with me. After that I want to create something where it wasn’t about me trying to reach ‘millions’ of social accounts but instead focusing on my true fans and sharing a genuine and personal connection with them.”
Julian decided to create ‘Involve’ with the desire for it to be a collaborative art project where he can show his distinctive edge with a unique sound. When talking about the project’s inspiration’s, he said:
“I have always been fond of film composers such as Hans Zimmer and Trent Reznor, and have always been particularly interested in the way these guys write to visual cues”.
And when talking directly about ‘Involve’, Julian explained:
“‘Involve’ allows me the chance to work directly with the fans, but in a unique way. I get to find out what they really want to hear from my music and also what I want to make for their listening pleasure. I feel this method of producing music is going to be really exciting, as I get to understand what the fans want whilst also having the freedom to express myself within those boundaries. I’m trying to look at this as a very different way of playing around with sounds and ideas I have with music and bringing that to an audience that support my music.”
Julian Calor will be working with a talented young Dutch design artist, Sander Overmeer, where Julian will be writing music to Sander’s visual art work. Julian has stated that he will be live-streaming the process of finishing a track to help people get an insight into his creative talents.
He later went onto say:
“I want to show people I’m not just one-dimensional as an artist. With so many DJ’s/Producers just regurgitating the same kind of sound and the scene becoming saturated with similar sounding tracks and not really moving forward, I wanted to take a step back from it all and undertake a project that allowed me to express myself freely for a while”
Watch/Listen to his first piece of work, entitled “Liberation” now: