TS: What music inspired you when you were growing up?
SP: I was listening to different genres of music while growing up, from classical, rock, pop to tango and jazz. Perhaps the biggest influence I had back then was listening to Vangelis when I was 8 years old and how it opened a scope for electronic sounds.
TS: What are the influences for your new album?
SP: The biggest influence making Save Me Not is strongly related to my previous years playing in different ensembles; string quartets, orchestras, etc. The approach making this record was to fully dive and explore the making of ensemble music by myself.
TS: How has your music evolved on your new album from your previous release?
SP: My approach is different to the previous records I’ve written. With Save Me Not I wanted to only involve cello, piano and my voice with no use of electronic instruments this time.
TS: What inspires you to create the music you write?
SP: Diving into my own world.
TS: What music are you listening to at the moment?
SP: I am listening to my friend Tom’s old CD collection while we are driving along the UK on tour at the moment.
TS: Your music has been compared to works by Ólafur Arnalds, Sigur Rós, Nils Frahm, Max Richter and the like. What do you think about the comparison? Would you call them inspiration?
SP: I think even though there are similarities in our sounds, when one considers the body of work as a whole, these are very different.
Sebastian Plano, with support from Tom Adams, performs at Turner Sims on Friday 8 October. Book your tickets