“It's really important to spend time away from the studio and do other things” Sebastian Plano
Future Music|October 2021
Argentinian-born, Berlin-based musician Sebastian Plano is a man of many talents – an accomplished cellist, classically-trained composer and electronic producer. He puts all these skills to work on his latest album, Save Me Not, a beautiful concoction of delicate piano lines, haunting vocals, luscious strings and electronic atmospherics. We caught up with him to find out more...

When did you start making music, and how did you first get started?

“I started playing cello when I was seven and writing music when I was 11. Classical music was definitely an influence growing up; both of my parents were members of the Philharmonic in Rosario, the city in Argentina where I was born. However, I remember being really captivated by electronic sounds at that time. When I was seven my dad used to watch Cosmos by Carl Sagan. I remember running around the house picking up all those amazing tracks by Vangelis. For my 8th birthday my dad gifted me a cassette tape by Vangelis, which opened up a fascinating palette of new electronic sounds. I then got Reason and started experimenting.”

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