The CPRA (Center for Performers’ Rights Administration) published an interview in October 2011. I actually wrote a very incomplete translation in 2011 and I found it back recently so I thought it was time to complete it! (lol)
That was 6 months after the big earthquake that ravaged Japan’s Miyagi prefecture on March 11, and Yoko Kanno had just written Flowers Will Bloom, a song for a NHK charity project that has become very popular since then.
PLAZA INTERVIEW – vol.034
Words or music is the same when expressing something
Initially published on October 4, 2011 Continue reading Words or music is the same when expressing something
An interview of Yoko Kanno just appeared on the Terror in Resonance O.S.T. homepage:
— What kind of concept the music of Terror in Resonance is?
Yoko Kanno: A cold-eyed angel. Silent sounds.
— Can you explain why this time you’ve been to Iceland?
Yoko Kanno: To look for the northern countries unique sounds, on the order of the director. Continue reading Terror in Resonance O.S.T. Notes – Part 3
And here comes the translation of the Shinichiro Watanabe interview about the Terror in Resonance O.S.T.
Entitled In search of Iceland’s fantasy, this interview mentions the reason they recorded the music in Iceland and how was the collaboration with Yoko Kanno, and we learn that this O.S.T. is meant to be the album the protagonist Nine is listening to in the Terror in Resonance anime.
— I learned you’ve been to Iceland at the beginning of April to record your project music. Why was it Iceland this time?
Shinichiro Watanabe: Terror in Resonance is a totally original work, but at the production very beginning when I do the conception from scratch, I always wonder what kind of music will make a good starting point because there are plenty cases where the images come out of the music. This time also at the start, a concept inspired by Iceland music emerged. Continue reading Terror in Resonance O.S.T. Notes – Part 2