Dark piano music is German Myuu’s passion. He’s an early Youtube adopter and updates his channel regularly. The creepy to horror influenced compositions delight many listeners. We had the chance to talk to Myuu.
Myuu, please introduce yourself to our listeners.
Hey there, I am Nicolas Gasparini, better known as horror composer Myuu or Myuuji (YouTube). Classically trained pianist for over 15 years and studied music at the University of Siegen. I have started my YouTube channel back in 2006 with dark piano covers, since 2011 I have been writing and producing original dark music for many creators. My uploaded music is free-to-use for everyone as long as credit will be given (Creative Commons license).
What’s your focus with your music?
I always try to make the music sound creepy and beautiful at the same time.
You’re pretty successful. How do you define and measure your success?
I really do appreciate that people like my music. Many of them found my compositions by watching scary videos on YouTube. Narrators, animators, let’s players, video game developers and filmmakers use my music in their work as background music and mood setter.
How did the Creative Commons license help you with your career?
I am able to give out my music for free under simple conditions and terms anyone can understand. No contracts or overwhelming paperwork needed. This helps both the composer and end-user.
Please pick three tracks from your work that best represents you. Why did you choose them? Can you tell us something about the creation process?
Scent of Night represents my “creepy but beautiful” dark piano genre.
Originally this song was written for the creepypasta community. Creepypastas are scary stories on the internet, written by horror fans for horror fans. The stories started out just as written form on websites but now are a big part of YouTube as well (narrated by YouTubers in audio drama quality).
A sad and emotional piano composition. A little bit romantic too. The song tells a story but I won’t go into details. I usually want that everyone creates his own stories and worlds by listening to the music.
Dark orchestra music. I love the music box here. It’s a 3/4 measure song. Playful, childish and dreamy.
Why do you give away the music for free?
For me it’s a great way to share art. And it’s a win-win for everyone. Free music for the listener, free music for content creators and thanks to Creative Commons free promotion for the music.
How are you connected, networked within your country and worldwide?
Most of my colleagues live in the United States. They are succesful content creators on YouTube. I also stay in touch with the brazilian community, they are very passionate. A small team of brazilian game developers just released their new mobile phone game “Dead Christmas” with my music.
I live in Germany right now and did some collaborations with content creators and companies here. I produced and released a full audio book with a german narrator together (has been released on iTunes/GooglePlay/Amazon) and have a little partnership with a studio here (Cinematique Instruments). They release amazing sound libraries.
Do you have new or upcoming works that can be interesting for listeners?
I just released a new 2-track single for the Holidays: “Carol of the Bells / Jingle Bells” dark piano versions.
They are also on my Youtube channel.
What did we forget to ask?
What is your favorite sandwich at Subway?
I love eating and I love their stuff, I could talk about this all day.
Thank you very much for your answers.
Thank you for having me! I really appreciate it.