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PEOPLEText: Yasuharu Motomiya

Do you make songs everyday?

I don’t make songs at all now as I spend lots of my time with my child. I’m not exactly sure but I think I’ve been doing music only about 2 or 3 days a month since I moved to Paris in around 2002.


You’ve been collaborating with many artists, but could you tell us the difference, or advantage, from solo work?

I think the difference is what almost everyone can imagine. The advantage of collaborating is the element of surprise and the progression of a personal relationship. The advantage of working alone is the progression of myself.

You are producing total works including music, image and visual, but what was the reason you chose music as the place to express yourself?

Because I liked to sing. Because this can be done without any tools I easily began to like it when I was little. I am also the person who tends to believe in the power of words.
Having an interest in story and images was long afterward.


How does the life in Paris influence on your music or other creative activity?

Desolation, Lassitude, Reactionary.

Are there any artists, works, things, or places you have been especially influenced by?

Tokyo, Paris, Marseille, Nukata, John Cassavetes, Tsai Ming Liang, Federico Fellini, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Pita, Marguerite Duras, “C U Next Tuesday”, “Goodbye Again”.

Do you have any favorite books?

It really brings cheer to us. Full of lives. Lives of one strange family and a village for generations is surreally described with enjoyment. It’s so enjoyable that I get sad when the book ends.

“BUTTERFLY STORIES” by William T. Vollmann
I like his book. It’s a story of a remote region. The sense of speed he writes is interesting, and at the end, it is like the heat and blast wave are actually blasting out from the book.


Are there any differences between Tujiko Noriko as a film director and as a musician?

As a film director, I am like a baby. Everything is something I discover and didn’t know. The process of making film and music is completely different, I think. Film takes a lot of time and requires to think of many things like a trooper. Music has moments more like 100-meter sprints. Therefore, I might be able to continue making films even when I become a grandma. I don’t feel the same way about music. I don’t know yet though.


Please leave a message to listeners and readers.

I hope my creation can in someway make you all a little bit more vigorous. I also would like to continue being vigorous without forgetting my pride.

Text: Yasuharu Motomiya
Translation: Yurie Hatano

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