Dec 7, 2014
Otso Pakarinen is one of the finest composers that I personally know. He runs a company out of Helsinki that does jingles and soundtrack work, but he is probably most widely known for his work as the primary personality of Ozone Player. His compositions are a masterful mix of complexity and tunefulness, and he combines influences with a deft hand. Love his work, and I also really like the man. I'm really excited to share this discussion with you!
One of the things that I appreciate about Otso is the pragmatic approach he takes to composition. Especially important is the discussion about how he takes on new projects: he gives himself a lot of time to come up with ideas, then expands from there. So much the opposite of the way that I approach thing, but so sensible.
Thanks to everyone for putting up with my less-than-ideal sound quality while I was on vacation; but the content definately makes up for the crappy microphone!