We had the good fortune of connecting with Erick Del Aguila and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Erick, how has your background shaped the person you are today?
I became an immigrant, and I was born and raised in Peru, so my background directly impacts how I perceive the world today. It has inevitably shaped my composing career in a unique way since I carry my own sensibilities related to rhythm, melody, and sound in general that I was exposed to when I grew up.
Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
This year I worked on “I’m Fine (Thanks For Asking)”, which premiered and won the Jury Award at SXSW. And currently working on the score for 2 episodic series: “Bridesman”, a series produced by the app Grindr, where the score covers a wide range of styles (drama, comedy, horror, action), and “Year Zero”, a docu-series following the lives of different subjects in Peru, New York, China, India, and Chile during the pandemic.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I’d recommend “Integratron” in Landers, CA (near Joshua Tree), a very special place with a 38-fee tall cupola designed for sound baths. They are usually booked for months in advance.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Special shoutouts go to my girlfriend and family for all the love and support, and also, I’d like to thank a few mentors and friends like Daniel Licht (RIP), Ro Haber, Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer, and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, who have been a valuable part of my musical and spiritual growth.
Other: Other related projects: Selvagia: https://selvagia.bandcamp.com/ innertigre: https://innertigre.bandcamp.com/ MU: https://tvlrec.bandcamp.com/album/tvl-042-micelio La Rara: https://www.youtube.com/lararaperu