Music has always had a way of bringing like-minded people together. Throughout the many things that divide people, music is able to bring down those divisions. The Rare Norm team recently came across a young music producer named Tal Halperin, originally from St. Louis, Missouri now living in L.A. Tal is a promising talent with the intentions of creating music that is able to captivate people’s emotions, colors, and thoughts. The future looks bright for Tal as his work ethic and creativity has lead to some of his tracks from his SoundCloud being played thousands of times. It was a pleasure to have interviewed this young creative genius and this is only the beginning.
(One fun fact about you)
I’m half Moroccan, half Romanian.
Who are you? Where are you from? And What do you do?
“My name is Tal Halperin, originally from St. Louis, Missouri. I live in LA and produce music for Anthony Russo.”
How did you get into music production? And how long have you been doing this?
“My path to producing music started with piano lessons at age seven. I found myself practicing for hours every day, particularly interested in making my own songs. This led me to study music theory, composition, and to learn other instruments like the drums and viola. After years of recitals and performances, I began to wonder how I could record my compositions and incorporate multiple instruments simultaneously. I then purchased a laptop, FL Studio, and a MIDI keyboard.I have been producing for about fives years.”
What has been the project you have been proudest of?
“After graduating high school, I did a gap year program in Israel in which I volunteered with an Ethiopian immigrant community. At the local community center, I downloaded the music production software and taught the high schoolers how to produce their own rap beats. To this day we FaceTime and exchange songs and advice.”
What are you currently working on?
“I am currently producing tracks for Anthony Russo, the singer I work with.”
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
“Working with the most talented artists in the industry as a top 50 producer. My goal is to make music that people love, music that inspires, music that is relatable. I want others to hear the music that I make and have it project colors, provoke thoughts, and stimulate emotions.”
“Positivity. Working with Anthony and Ryan, I’ve realized how important your mindset is. Thoughts become things. Don’t let negative words come out of your mouth, because there is always a way to adjust it to become positive. Soon this habit will produce only positive thoughts. Surround yourself with people who motivate you, who make you feel loved, who can only help cultivate a positive mindset. Life’s too short for it to be any other way.”