Paulo Bottas

Paulo Bottas

I’m a Brazilian-Canadian musician with a background in both classical and popular music. My path allowed me to be in contact with varied genres, from baroque to contemporary music. With a formal music training combined with a career as a composer and instrumentalist, I have been in contact with several musicians and artists, resulting in a composite artistic development. These contacts have given a deeper meaning to my profile, which is expressed through original compositions. Equally proficient in either popular or classical music, I’m a songwriter as well as a composer for solo instruments, chamber and orchestral music. Guided by my personal background, I enjoy merge elements from the Popular culture with the Classical tradition. My artistic production is driven by the desire to create and develop a style of my own. When composing, I always have the art of the great masters as a major source, trying to absorb the emotion and the technique applied in their masterpieces. In a nutshell, I advocate for the formal beauty as much as for the feeling evoked by the aesthetic experience.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is what defines me singularly. It is something that I wish to be always associated with me.

What is your music dream?

The one I compose awake.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Changing myself deeply.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

índia (Jose Asuncion Flores & Manuel Ortiz Guerrero).

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Bach, Beethoven, Sibelius, Debussy, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Ennio Morricone, Gaby Kapps, Dave Kenney, Batone Neto, Galo Vilches-Cabrera, etc.

What inspires you to make music?

Only feelings.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

The one that listeners tend to listen.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

Like a spirit.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

In this part of the world where I am, music is moving toward a better future than the past, yet the struggle remains. It will be improved only with a greater individual involvement.

What do you think of Drooble?

I don't know. I just discovered it.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

A blank page!

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

Yes. By contributing to it financially, actively as an artist entrepreneur and morally, spreading in many ways the work of my talented friends

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

I don't know

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

Gaby Kapps, Dave Kenney, Isaac Neto, Bebeto von Buettner, Grahame Harris, Batone Neto, Rommel Ribeiro