Member Spotlight: Harits Prabowo Puts His Soul Into Music

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Harits Prabowo

Carnegie Hall: What are you currently listening to on your iPod/radio/headphones?

Harits: Lately, I love listening to Piano Concerto No. 2 from Rachmaninoff.


Carnegie Hall: How did you start playing music?

Harits: When I was four years old, I got a keyboard from my father. And at that time, my older brother had started playing music, and I immediately started to love it and started playing the keyboard.

Carnegie Hall:  What is the story of your instrument? Does it have a name? 

Harits: When I was in elementary school, I asked my parents for a piano. Unfortunately, my father thought that the piano was too expensive. So, he bought me a second hand one instead. I love my piano, but I've never thought of giving my piano a name. I think it is a great idea and now need to find a good name for my piano.

Carnegie Hall:  Where is your favorite place to go?

Harits: School is my favorite place. I have many friends and find inspiration there. I also love to go around Jakarta. I love the city, and, for me, Jakarta is a lovely city.

Carnegie Hall:  Who is your biggest inspiration and why?

Harits: My biggest inspiration is Rachmaninoff, he really impresses me. Every song he created has its own meaning. I aspire to have the same type of imagination as Rachmaninoff when I write songs.

Carnegie Hall:  What do you look forward to this year?

Harits: I will be able to finish learning Rachmaninoff's Prelude in G minor and Étude-tableaux Op. 39 No. 5.

Carnegie Hall:  What do you want to ask the other members of Musical Exchange?

Harits: Can you describe what you are feeling when you listen to Rachmaninoff songs?

Carnegie Hall: What is your motto?

Harits: Music is a reasonable thing, music is a thought. If you want to be brilliant with a genius brain, learn music for the rest of your life.

Carnegie Hall: Have any advice for other musicians?

Harits: When you want to play a musical instrument, you need to put your soul into it. If you are not in the mood, do not force yourself to play.

Carnegie Hall: What is the best musical advice anyone has ever given you?

Harits: My teacher, Yola said to me, "Before we start playing a song, we need to create a story about it. The effect is that you can transfer the feeling of the song to your audiences." I thought it was very simple advice, but it's right.


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Comment by Saara Suaib Hanafi on May 3, 2011 at 3:38am

Good to have you her as the member spotlight!

Now, I am waiting for you in the discussion and forum...

Congrat once again....


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