Stefan Eleferiu has defied expectations, not letting anything get in his way to produce the music he loves. Growing up in Communist Russia under the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceausescu, he was taught that rock and electronic music promoted non-conformity, and that the possession of any music of these genres was dangerous.
Stefan turned to buying vinyls and tape from the black market, refusing to allow a dictatorship to hold back his passion for music. Alongside creating his own illegal synths, Stefan remained undercover throughout his career as a classically trained violinist for the Romanian National Opera, while working tirelessly on the side to bring his electro-rock vision to life.
He created this vision by building his own synthesiser by reverse-engineering the blueprint of a friend’s Korg MS-10, allowing him to utilise his technical skills in electronic engineering as well as his skills as a composer to create a DIY sound beyond what anyone in Russia was producing at the time.
Throughout the 80s, Stefan was involved in a range of projects, including scoring his first sci-fi film ‘Son of the Stars’ in the 1980s. His work has lead up to his latest release ‘Quantum Gates’, a blend of his personal inspirations consisting of Vangelis, Pink Floyd, Enigma and Kraftwerk. The end result features 10 tracks of musical explosion, pushing the boundaries of electronic music as we know it.
His classical background can be clearly identified in his more modern style, creating a cinematic listening experience that is heightened by his experience in film and tv, allowing him to know how to effectively create an image in the mind of the listener.
Stefan as fulfilled his goal of being accepted as an avant-garde artist, fusing genres and paving the way for other experimental artists hoping to break out of the norm. You can listen to Quantum Gates on Soundcloud below and show some support for this ground-breaking artist on social media to stay up to date on what he’ll come out with next.
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