Silvio Pfiffner, also well known as the musician „Nyctalgia“ in the internet, has just released his second Album „A Hint of Eternity“. Go get his his new album here!
Since when has music been a part of your life?
When I was around five years old I decided to take piano lessons and kept on taking them until I was around 18 years old. I guess I was 15 when I wanted to learn how to play the guitar, because I used to have a Black Metal Band at that time.
Black Metal compared to the music you are making now is totally different. Do you think that phase changed your musical taste?
Definitely. On my first album you can still hear a little bit of Black Metal and I feel like this genre left a mark on me. You could think that Black Metal is just loud and stressful, but in reality there are a lot of bands who are simply brilliant. I feel like the experiences I got from that certain time in my life marked me more than the genre itself. I guess because of that time I am able to make the music I am making now.
What do you express the most throughout your music?
Music was always some kind of outlet for me. I think for every mood there is one perfect melody, that perfectly describes the mood itself.
I think it is quite interesting how you are very well known in the internet, but barely anyone knows you here in Basel.
When I started to compose my own music I have shown it to my closest friends, but of course your own friends always say that the music you make sounds great. Because of that I have decided to upload my music on the internet to an unknown audience. For some reason I hit a nerve and my music got around. Until today I rarely ever tell my friends about my music and it is often something I keep for myself.
What does creativity mean to you?
For me personally it is like an outlet for me and it gives me the ability to express the way I want to. In my opinion you should always try to think outside of your box. I once said to myself that the day I die, I want to be able to think to myself that I made a difference with my music and that the people will remember me.