Giorgio by Moroder
When I was fifteen, sixteen,
when I really started to play guitar,
I definitely wanted to become a musician.
It was almost impossible,
because the dream was so big
that I didn’t see any chance,
because I was living in a liitle town, I was studying.
And when I finally broke away from school
and became a musician, I thought:
“Well, now I may have a little bit of a chance”,
because all I really wanted to do is music,
and not only play music, but compose music.
At that time, in Germany, in 69-70,
they had already discothèques,
so I would take my car,
would go to a discothèque,
sing maybe 30 minutes,
I think I had about 7-8 songs.
I would partially sleep in the car
because I didn’t want to drive home
and that helped me for about almost 2 years to survive.
In the beginning, I wanted to do an album
with the sound of the 50s, the sound of the 60s, of the 70s,
and then have a sound of the future,
and I said: “Wait a second!
I know the synthesizer,
why don’t I use the synthesizer,
which is the sound of the future?
And I didn’t have any idea what to do,
but I knew I needed a click,
so we put a click on the 24-track,
which then was synched to the Moog modular.
I knew that it could be a sound of the future,
but I didn’t realise how much impact would be.
My name is Giovanni Giorgio,
but everybody calls me Giorgio.
You want to free your mind
about a concept of harmony and music being correct,
you can do whatever you want.
So nobody told me what to do,
and there was no preconception of what to do.