Iliya Zaki is Singapore’s foremost composer in the Epic Orchestral and Trailer Music genre. He found his love for symphonic music at an early age, and progressed to music of the rock and metal at nine years old. His childhood idols, Japanese heavy metal band X-Japan, continue to be his greatest source of musical inspiration. Drawing influence from the works of Yoshiki Hayashi, Hans Zimmer and Thomas Bergersen, Iliya focuses on creating music that tells a compelling emotional story.
He will be releasing his new composition Fire, Save Us on January 13 which is described as follows: “Fire, Save Us is a musical representation of Iliya’s struggle to find his fire for music after his decision to enter an 8-month hiatus from music and social media. Spurred by an unending stream of heart-breaking developments in world news and the deaths of several friends– some due to suicide, Iliya’s turn inward culminated in this emotional 7-minute epic, through which he bares his soul and the essence of his realisation that life is truly fragile. The thematic material of Fire, Save Us, particularly the piano melodies, originated from Iliya’s time in tertiary school. However, it was only through his 8-month reflection that he developed these ideas into the sound he always envisioned.”
Artwork by Koke Núñez Gómez
Mixed and Mastered by Toby A Mason
Official Website: http://www.iliyazaki.com/
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