Hi, I'm Felix. And I'm a pianist/keyboarder with a lot of years of experience in the music industry. My drive to to experiment and think outside the box makes me search for new inspirations and opportunities for artistic development. And I've been very lucky to develop my own projects as well as collaborate with wonderful people around the world.
Hire me if you want a nice piano/keyboard/synth touch for your production such as:
1) Piano accompaniment for your vocal endeavours, may it be in a singer-songwriter or folky stile
2) Keys for your Jazz composition
3) Fender Rhodes/Wurlitzer/Hammond B3 sounds for your R&B/Blues/Rock track
4) A Moog Sub Bass line for your track
5) A killing instrumental piano solo
6) Diverse synths or pads
7) Tasty piano riffs for your blues or rock song
And more ...
You can count on me to deliver what you need to bring your musical vision to life.
I studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna (specialization on jazz/pop, but also with experience in classical music). I had the fortune of playing with artists around the world and I have been touring throughout Europe and worldwide.
These adventures also taught me how bonding a musical experience is for the musicians but also the audience. It's a great feeling to be able to talk with like-minded people in the universal language that music undoubtedly is.
So let’s produce some wonderful music together!
Also have a look at my homepage if you want some more infos about me: https://www.felixbiller.de
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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It's wonderful when you come in with strong ideas about a song to find a musician who can not only bring their own amazing creative choices to a project but still implement suggestions down to the finest detail; Felix brought this and more to make for the perfect collaborative experience!
Interview with Felix Biller
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Veronika Vitazkova, a wonderful flutist who is also based in Vienna. Check her out, her work is amazing.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Is this possible? - In most cases, yes ;)
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That being a jazz pianist means being a bit "stiff upper lip" about other genres.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What is your vision for the production? What kind of sounds/style do you want for this production? Is there a deadline for me to keep in mind? How do you want to handle it regarding credits and PRO royalties? ...
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Try to look for references for the piano style that you expect from me. Be as specific as possible in your requests.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: My Nord Piano, my Moog Sub 25, my audio interface, a microphone and my headphones.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been playing piano since I was 4 and been growing up studying classical piano. When I was 15/16 I started to improvise more than actually practicing the pieces I was supposed to be practicing. So I grew into playing jazz as an autodidact. The first time I really learned about jazz theory was actually at the music university in Vienna. Since then I've been mostly playing with Jazz projects, but also accompanying choirs and other projects.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I like to combine diverse musical concepts and manage the balancing act between intellect and emotions. My stile is a mixture of classical influences, concepts coming from film scores, a jazz education and a percussive tone.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I'd very much like to work with John K Samson. I just think he's a brilliant lyricist!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Listen to everyone's opinion with an open mind.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I usually work on jazz compositions or pop tunes.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I would say it's my eagerness to think outside the box.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I bring attention to detail and a full focus on the goal of delivering a 100% satisfying track.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I record piano/keyboard tracks for all kinds of uses. No particular type.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm especially proud of a project I worked on, writing an arrangement of "Lady Madonna" by the Beatles for a concert entitled "Beatles Reimagined". I was very fortunate to do this under the guidance of Steve Sidwell, a conductor and arranger known for his work with Robbie Williams and others. It was a thrilling experience to arrange this music (especially for me as a Beatles fan) and I got a lot of advice regarding arranging for Big Band out of it.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Besides other things, I'm currently working on a new trio album, so composing and arranging new pieces.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Good question. I guess, a mix of both.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: That you'll be 100% satisfied and happy in the end.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That I can get inspired by creative minds all around the world.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: First of all I discuss all the details with you and then I'll get to work using the rough mix I received. I record the desired tracks and send them back to you.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: My studio setup consists of two speakers, a good audio interface with 4 inputs/outputs, a Nord Piano 3 and Moog Subsequent 25, an Ibanez Electric Guitar, an Acoustic Guitar, a Saxophone, a small mixer, a computer screen, a microphone including a mic stand and smaller things such as a camera.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Oh, that's a big question. I'm a huge fan of the Esbjörn Svensson Trio (Svensson sadly passed away in 2008), but yeah, the've definitely been a big influence on my path as a musician. I'm also particularly fond of Johann Sebastian Bach, his compositions are just so elegant and logically perfect. Inspiration also comes from The Beatles, as I've been growing up to a lot of music from that time (through my father's record collection). I could go on and on about inspirations but that would take too much time, I guess.