I am not Olec Mün.
This is just a name.
I am the one sitting behind, witnessing my days.
I am the one observing my fingers dancing on the piano.
I am the one listening to the melodies that arise from within and from beyond.
Olec Mün is my captain suit.
Music is the ocean.
The piano is the boat that will take me to the other side.
The other side lies within, it is a place of no place, a time of no time.
This journey is a commitment to my Self, a certainty of unfolding a never-ending mystery which each note I play.
Welcome to my world.
Picture: Marc Bordons
Born in Argentina, in 1985, Marcelo Schnock studied piano, jazz and harmony with professors such as Nicolás Guerschberg, Francisco Sicilia, Guillermo Romero and Paula Suarez. Complementarily, he studied Indian and African music with Santiago Michael and Carolina Chrem as well as sound as a form of healing with teacher Karina Quiroga.
During his twenties he visited India and Africa, where he got immersed in their culture and felt a strong calling to approach music from a premodern perspective, which consists of considering music as a functional tool to connect with the invisible world, and not only as an entertainment discipline.
In 2018, Marcelo decides to start his own journey as a composer, working with the piano and minimal electronic experimental language. In order to do so, he gives his project the name of Olec Mün, a pseudonym with which he has already released five studio albums in five years.