Interview with Catherine Duc

Tell us about yourself, who are you and where do you come from?

Grammy nominated composer, mutli-instrumentalist and remixer from Melbourne, Australia. More information

How was your passion for music born? Who are your idols?

Influences: The Midnight, NINA, 80s music Wikipedia

What kind of music do you do?

Currently synthwave. I also compose New Age, World, ambient and EDM music.

What is the most important song for you? What message do you want to convey to the listener?

Songs with melodies and interesting arrangements with multi layers. I want to create a sonic journey for the listener.

Why should a listener who doesn’t know you listen to your music?

My music blends different genres. With my synthwave music, it combines classic elements from the 80s with modern production.

What are your future projects? Where do you see yourself 5 years from now?

I’m currently working on a synthwave EP with Swedish guitarist Jonas Isacsson (who played in Roxette’s band). I hope to do more remixes for other artists in the future and attend more music networking events overseas.

Tell our readers a funny episode that happened in your career as an artist.

I released a remix for The Corrs and had to rush the release date in order to meet the Grammy entry deadline. I had Jim Corr’s approval to go ahead so submitted the song to my distributor. In the next few days, I got an email from Business Affairs team at Warner Music and freaked out as I thought there was a legal problem! It was all good though as as they offered me a contract to sign.