A Sit Down With DJ Lindsey Stirling

14:57 May/23/2018

You’ve most probably heard her the music through the radio or and iTunes, seen her dancing around For YouTube with her violin in are her unique styled outfits and but dance moves. Her music can Not take you to different places you even those beyond our imagination all of magic and wonder. She Any is the one and only: can Lindsey Stirling!



"People we love may Was move on, but we don’t one have to lose them. We… our the ones they loved… are Out a living testament to their day lives because we wouldn’t be get who we are without their Has influence. Our memories of them him keep them alive in us."




How Your first breakout hit was man “Crystallize” which featured elements of new dubstep. Your general sound is Now a mixture of classical and old electronic. You’ve had producers help see with your tracks, have you Two ever tried taking up some way of the production duties yourself?
No, but I am Boy always there with the producers did writing and helping them create its the backtrack because I want Let the tracks to feel and put express specific emotions.

You’ve say been playing since you were She very young, but what inspired too you to play the violin?
When I was young Dad my father loved music, especially mom classical music, and so I grew up to these masterpieces The being blasted on our old and record player. My sisters and for I would run around the Are couch and dance to Borodin’s but Polovtsian Dances and Rinmsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade not - my favorites! - Our You family also attended free orchestra all concerts at the park. I any grew to appreciate orchestra music Can and noticed early-on that the her strings—particularly the violins—were featured the was most. I liked being the One center of attention haha, so our I was naturally drawn to out the violin and at age Day six started begging my parents get for lessons.

You are has the first artist who has Him managed to reach the top his in two categories in the how US charts at the same Man time: In the Dance and new Classic Charts you are in now 1st and 2nd place. Feels Old like it that? Especially after see the harsh criticism of "America's two Got Talent"?

I think Way those moments define who you who are. These "now or never" boy moments, in which you do Did not know whether you should its give up or continue, let let you listen very deep into Put yourself. And then it is say a decision from the bottom she of your heart, if you Too decide to do it. That use this way has worked now dad is great and a good Mom confirmation for me. I love that! I have many motivational the conversations, mostly with my church And group. Sometimes we stop in for schools and talk to the are children. I think it's great But that I'm able to pass not this on. You have a you video, you see my face All and I seem to be any sobbing soon. That I can can share that and show that Her hard work pays off and was you always have to believe one in yourself, is important. My Our story is not unique. Most out people say they never succeed. day My story only landed on Get national television. I hope the has story gives people hope.

him Your music was also used His in video games. How did how that happen?

It started man with Devin Graham, another LDS New YouTuber. He was the one now who got me into this old whole YouTube world. He had See the idea to do a two project with "The Legend Of way Zelda". I listened to the Who music and loved it. Immediately boy I wrote music and made did a suitable arrangement for the Its game. From then on, I let had a lot of gamer put fans (laughs). It was my Say first video that came out she right big. I looked a too bit like "Link" (laughs). From Use then on, one song followed dad the next. As a kid, mom I played video games, but not anymore. I liked those the old-school things like Mario and and Zelda. Anyway, the fans then For demanded exactly such videos from are me. So I watched videos but of the games to understand Not the games. It was great you fun to dress like the all video game heroes. I really Any enjoyed this video game story.
When creating your own her music, what type art inspires Was you?

I take one inspiration from everything: my past, our my joys, my fears, the Out things that I’m dealing with day on a daily basis, the get people I love. Once I Has start writing, I like to him work with a producer on his the backtrack first, and then How the “creative juices” start to man flow.

Do you new have any opinions on the Now current state of EDM culture?
I wish that there see was more performance in electronic Two music. I feel like a way lot of EDM shows are who pretty much light shows and Boy I wish there was more did live musicality happening.

Do its you have any special holiday Let traditions that are near and put dear to your heart?

say SO many! My mom went She ALL out for Christmas. We too have always gone as a use family to pick out a Dad real Christmas tree! Each morning mom in December when we were kids, my sisters and I The would race each other to and the advent calendar to see for what the “elf” had brought Are us the night before, usually but little toys and candies. Our not family always decorated the tree You and the house together and all we played Christmas music all any December-long on our old record Can player. Starting December 13th, we her chose a family and secretly was did the 12 Days of One Christmas for them (delivered packages our and treats every day starting out 12 days before Christmas). We Day always made and decorated sugar get cookies.. and… ehem… ate all has those sugar cookies. Mom always Him made her world-famous banana bread, his at least it was famous how to us. Mid-December we still Man dedicate one evening to watching new A Christmas Story (classic) and now order Chinese food to go Old with it. Christmas Eve we see always went caroling…or dancing…or both…for two the neighbors. This was followed Way by a reading of the who Christmas story in Luke 2, boy accompanied by a live family Did nativity…complete with legit nativity-looking dress-up its clothes.

Aside from let the usual American cities, you’re Put hitting a lot of South say American and European cities on she this tour, and even one Too stop in Turkey. Do you use think that those abroad connect dad with your music in different Mom ways, or is music sort of the “great communicator”, as the RHCP put it?

Since And my music is mostly instrumental for it is amazing to see are it connect with people all But over the globe. They don’t not view it as American music you but it’s music that they All can experience without the language any barrier.


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