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Interviewed these three punks in their jam studio at Wee Lee Music Centre, Geylang! Extremely awkward, given the language barriers and the fact that it was their first time jamming and I was 15 minutes late for the whole thing…
Really wish I’d done a better job, given that we’ve got a groundbreaking sound and installation artist from Japan, a pioneer contemporary performance artist and video worker and music maker from Singapore, and a pop DJ darling.
Here’s an edited version of the babel that resulted:
YS: So, how did you become a full-time artist?
Mei (aka Analog Girl): I’ve been playing music all my life, so it’s just something that I’ve done since I was young. I’ve been playing the keyboards and experimenting with tape recorders and stuff like that so it’s just something that came naturally to me.
Zai: Oh, I grew up as an artist with my father. We played music. Wedding singer’s son, I’m a wedding singer’s son. I did not decide.
Ito: Very very wrong [i.e.long] story so… Yeah. Soo kanna.
Elise [our interpreter]: Dooriste ongaku da suki?
Ito: Motiron. Of course. But I’m not a musician. So I think so… so… but music I of course I write music.
Elise: Sendai bijitsu?
Ito: Yes. Contemporary arts. But… mainly it’s I don’t know. Sometimes contemporary art, sometimes music. Sometimes… I don’t know. I feel its name is not important thing, so I don’t I don’t know. (laughs) What’s all this.
(More interviews and photos after the jump.)