Jared C. Balogh, a visceral artist! 2

Jared C. Balogh, a visceral artist!

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Jared C. Balogh, a visceral artist!

When did the project begin?

I would like to first thank Music Sound Rocks for taking an interest in my music and wanting to interview me. My solo project Jared C. Balogh started in fall of 2009 and there is no one else in my project. But, I have done splits and collaborations with musicians/artist from the U.S.A. and from around the world.

What song of yours is the one you like the most?

This is a tough one. I have well over 300 songs/compositions for this project. In all honesty, I just can’t pick one. I have included a link to my Free Music Archive page: Also, from there you can visit all of my other music projects i.e. Trans Atlantic Rage, Trans Atlantic Rage/Balogh, Pink Hex, Aniqatia, plus more….

How do you write your music?

I have many different ways of writing my music for this project. Compositional programs, Editing Programs, Acoustic Instruments and Electronic Instruments.

What influences do you have?

An abundance of them! Anywhere from the sounds I hear in nature, a cityscape, supermarket, to the various styles of music I listen to, to friends and musicians I have met along the way, to many life experiences in music and in life in general. Band/Musician influence: The Melvins, John Zorn, Charles Mingus, Beck, Phillip Glass, Steve Reich, John Cage, Ween, Frank Zappa, Bill Laswell, Mozat, Beethoven.

What´s the best experience you have had with your project?

Best experience I have had with this project was just releasing my music through Creative Commons. All of streams, downloads, friends, follower, videos, radio, animations, reviews, interviews, money, film, video games, apps. etc…. that have been attracted by just releasing my music via Creative Commons. When I first started this projected in fall of 2009, if somebody would have told me that in a few years after I launched this projected that I would have millions of listens/streams, downloads and views of Youtube and Vimeo videos using my music each. I would have never have believed it. Plus, all of the major companies, movie stars and artists that have used my music for their projects.
Jared C. Balogh

What plans do you have this year?

I really don’t have any plans each year. I do have some loose plans. Most of time it is just a balance of discipline, focus and open to opportunities. You can say a balance of being classical and free form jazz. I think my main plan every year is to keep progressing in a healthy way. That could entail starting new projects and ending old ones, down sizing, or expanding. etc…. Basically, anything to survive to get me to where I want to be. From year to year it kinds of varies where I want to be but ultimately it is just wanting to be happy with what I am doing musically.

musicsoundrocks2 - copiaMention something you don´t like about your project.

I think I can answer this with two subjects that I don’t like. One, the abuse of my music license that my music is being released under. Even though it is probably only being abused in a small percentage, the amount of times my music is being used the infraction totals are pretty big. For instance the Creative Commons license I release under is Attribution_Non-Commercial_Share-A-Like 3.0. You can listen to my music for free and download load it for free. It is a liberal version of a copyright. There are some requirements of my license that people do have to follow and that is giving me credit for the use of my music, not using my music for commercial/monetary gain (without permission from me and payment to me first), etc….
The second thing that I don’t like is, as time goes on I find myself spending more time working on non-musical creating tasks ex: e-mailing, networking, cataloging, scheduling shows, coordinating, uploading, downloading, equipment/instrument maintenance, website/social media maintenance and more. I have been saying this to myself and out load that I need an assistant.

Mention the biggest sacrifice you did for your project.

In all honesty, there are to many to mention and a lot of them are very personal. To this date, this whole adventure has been a huge sacrifice. I am in too deep to turn back and call it quits. So, I can say the biggest sacrifice is my LIFE.

What band, music project or solist from your city do you like?

This is a good question, I live in a pretty populated area here in the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania. There are too many to mention.

If your project was a word, what would it be?

-Visceral

– Jared C. Balogh. On my computer in my home office.

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