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Life and Work with Alexander Gonzalez

Today we’d like to introduce you to Alexander Gonzalez.

Hi Alexander, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
Well, I’ve never wanted to do music at all, even as a kid, I wanted to do nothing with music. But, my mother forced my siblings and I to enter orchestra in the 6th grade. That’s where the love for music started and grew even more once I reached High-school. There I would be met with more ideas, more things I’ve never known, and overall just change the way how I looked at music. Sometime around my senior year of high school, I started to become more interested on how music production is done and how it’s created. Slowly but surely, I got inspired enough to download a free trial of Fl Studio and I never looked back. Spent hours and hours learning the program from back to front. Started to form a workflow then once I felt comfortable enough, I started to reach out to people around the city to work with and that’s where everything started. I also was starting a band with a classmate at the time as well but once I started reaching the level of confidence of using the program, we started to take it more seriously. So after high school, I started to take my music career more seriously with the band, my production side and a few more side projects. Most of the time, when it comes to working with people around the city, I tend to always work freely to help each other grow in our work as well, even as far as working with a classmate I met in my Freshman year. I just always tell myself is that I either A – “I make this plan work.” or B – “I make this plan work.” No matter what, I gotta do.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Honestly, it has its ups and downs. Days where I’ve wanted to quit music completely and get rid of all of my music equipment. But, there’s also my fair share of uphills where I achieve something that makes me wanna keep going. I’ve had some big changes in my life that has happened during the start of my music career, but I would always use the “making of music” as sort of a reliever. But overall, the roads have some cracks but still is drivable.

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
Well, I am a producer out in Denver! I make instrumentals for local artists around the city to rap/sing on. I have a band I’ve created with my classmate Richie from high school. I also have another side project that is more personal I do myself.

The things I’ve specialized in would be the production side of the music. How the song is created, arranged, and sometimes even mixed would come from me. I’ve gotten enough work experience to have people ask for instrumentals from any kind of genre as well. Most of the time, I would go in person to work with the artist in the studio and help create their ideas and put them onto the tracks.

Honestly, I don’t have anything to say “I’m most proud of” because there’s always something to be achieved and it can always be better. But some things I can say I’ve done would be producing albums/EPs for local artists. As well being proud of the amount of awesome people I’ve worked with and the amount of connections I’ve received while working on my craft. I would also say just where I am now was not in my mind at all when I first started, and just seeing the fun and the potential the music can have is beyond what I could’ve imagined.

Have you learned any interesting or important lessons due to the Covid-19 Crisis?
To be patient and consistent. My music career really kicked off once the Covid-19 Crisis was at its peak so having all the time being home, I was able to just keep learning to become better and do better. Of course, I knew I wasn’t getting better just in a day, but I did know I was a lot better than the last month. So learning to be patient was the biggest thing I’ve gotten out of the pandemic.

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Janeth Gonzalez Sinthia Noely Toribio

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