“Use the sword, not the butter knife”
Los Angeles / Sydney, Australia
What comes to your mind when you hear:
Film: Night on Earth
Online: Kill me
Stage: Midsummer Night’s Dream
Television: Don’t have one
Can you describe the moment you first realized that creating was something you absolutely had to do:
I’d been doing nothing but creating since I left school. I was tired and broke and tired of being broke all the time so I decided to give it all up and train to become a chef. The moment I first realized creating was something I absolutely had to do was the moment I picked up the phone to call culinary school. It was an overwhelming and inexplicable dread. I knew then, that if I didn’t create I would be miserable for the rest of my life.
What are you trying to communicate with your art:
I have a sneaking suspicion that my art is trying to communicate me.
What project are you working on next:
The next album! It’s going to very, very dirty and very, very bassey.
Which creative medium would you love to pursue but haven’t yet:
Sound design. But I hate sitting in front of computers. So I’d first need to invent a thing that worked like a theramin but sounded like anything you pleased. I’d like to conduct a world of sound out of thin air in a manner that looks like a ninja-attack dancing in slow motion. Yes that please!
What is one great accomplishment in this industry that you have achieved:
Making this album. The people that collaborated and the bizarre synchronicities that went into pulling those people together just when they were needed, was like a magic trick I never thought I knew how to do.
What one thing that has happened in your life has made the biggest impact on you:
Birth is pretty significant.
What makes you truly happy:
My friends, a big communal dinner and a good glass of red!
What keeps you balanced and sane:
Yoga without it I’d be a goner!