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MORPHEUS MUSIC MICRO-INTERVIEWS
Morpheus Music Micro-Interviews consist of three brief, no-nonesense questions that can be absorbed quickly and digested easily. We ask the same questions to all artists so that we get to see different views on the same matters. We really appreciate these great musicians giving us their time and we certainly enjoy the opportunity to have a little more insight into their thinking.
 

 -----Bill Leeb (Delerium)

 
 

 -----Ryan Farish

Q: What drives you to make music?  

In the hope of leaving something behind that will be yours creatively and will somehow stand the test of time. Something for my epitaph.

  Q: What drives you to make music?   I love how you can connect with other people through music, and evoke emotions with songs. My goal, is to stir something inside someone with my music, to create music that first moves me, and then hopefully will make others feel something from the music, hopefully uplifting.
             
Q : How did you choose the name Delerium?   I was looking for a name that defined a worldly ambience of dark electronic music. The misspelling of it is from my German/English translation.   Q : Why did you choose to work under your own name rather than create a name?   Its just me, so its called Ryan Farish.

             
Q : What’s the piece of music that you are most happy with from your own output and why?   

Its impossible to pick a favorite. All songs define a time and emotion that made it the most important to me, at each particular time they were written.

07.07.04

  Q : What’s the piece of music that you are most happy with from your own output and why?   

"Beautiful" is my favorite of all my albums so far, it really has a broad spectrum of feelings, to me. I am most happy with the tracks on that one, and it is also considered my first national release.

14.07.04

 

 ------Collide

 

 

  ------Brannan Lane

Q: What drives you to make music?   Statik: The fact that it's fun to do and difficult at the same time. It's so interesting to know that with only 12 notes, there are endless variations of songs that you can make. So many things can be conveyed in music, different feelings and moods. And a good song can stay with you forever. Music's very powerful.

kaRIN: I have always been driven to make things...that is all I have ever really wanted to do. Music just happens to be the most satisfying for me, where I can say exactly what I want and vocally twist through the music. I feel obsessed by the notion.

  Q: What drives you to make music?   I have always had a huge love for music and art. It's very rewarding for me to create and produce it. I just can't stop. I quess it's something inside of me that just has to come out.
             
Q : How did you choose the name Collide?   Statik: It really just seemed to fit us. kaRIN and myself are total opposites when it comes to our approach to making music.

kaRIN: It felt like such a great descriptive for our music. It is harsh yet beautifull... seperate yet together.

  Q : Why did you choose to work under your own name rather than create a name?   I have worked with various groups/bands over the years. So, when I decided to release solo projects, it seemed only natural to just record under my own name, since I'm just one person. (laughs)
             
Q : What’s the piece of music that you are most happy with from your own output and why?   Statik: I don't really have a favorite of our own music. It's too personal and all I can hear is the things that might have been better. In making the music, I know it too well, and there's no mystery. I have a much greater love of music where I really wonder how they made it, the sounds, the whole thing.

kaRIN: I have no idea...there is no one track and if there was I have not written it yet. Maybe that is what drives me...

20.06.2004

  Q : What’s the piece of music that you are most happy with from your own output and why?  

Well, I have two answers for that. Solo, Sleep Cycle. Collaboration, Lucid Circles with Amir Baghiri. This is a hard question to answer, but if I have to pick, those are presently my two favorites. (smiles)

I would like to thank Paul and Morpheus Music for asking me do this micro interview.

Sincerely,
Brannan

30.06.2004

             

------Quinn

 

------Paul Schwartz

Q: What drives you to make music?
  Since I started playing drums at the age of three, the musical desire has been unyielding. My first CD came out of the need to put my own musical ideas I had building up inside of me on tape.
From a few tracks on an eight track cassette recorder came my first record deal. Since then the music has been pouring out. I also find that working
with other artists expands my artistic vision and allows me to bring new and fresh ideas back into my own music. I feel that it's not just my own drive
to make music but a force that moves through me that fuels me to create. As I finish mixing my sixth CD I can't help but think, "Where did this all come
from?" It's something much more involved and powerful than myself.

  Q : What drives you to make music?
 

 

 

It's something I've been doing since I was very very little. I think I first wrote a tune when I was 3. My father was a composer, and I suppose that it imprinted me. And as insipid as this sounds, I just find it very interesting as an activity. Satisfying.

 
             
Q : Why did you choose to work under your own name rather than create one ?
  It was a joint decision between the record label and myself. At first many people didn't know if 'Quinn' was a band name or a male or female artist.
That mystery, along with the absence of any personal photos allowed the music to be listened to without any preconceived ideas. Also, most of my
peers have/had created "Band Names".
  Q : How did you choose the name State of Grace for that project?  

 

The title described the feeling that I was trying to evoke, as well as being religious in its reference. However, it isn't specific to any one religion or denomination.
Despite the fact that the S.O.G. cds are based on Christian texts, I hope that the emotions embodied in them are universal.

 
             
Q : What’s the piece of music that you are most happy with from your own output and why?
 

That's a hard one. Every piece of music from every album stands as a document of where I was and what I was going through at that time. So it's difficult to choose one moment over another as being more special. However, with that said, I would say that one of them would be My Secret Yearning from Beneath the Quiet. This was a piece that I sang the lead vocal on, unlike the previous records where I brought in different female singers to perform the lead vocals. It also culminated
many, many months of studying the lives and practices of Anchorites and Anchoresses, a subject that continues to interest me.

13.06.2004

  Q : What’s the piece of music that you are most happy with from your own output and why?  

 

This is a tough one. Probably the correct answer is none of them. I am very self critical, and find fault with everything. If forced to pick one or two tracks I would say: Miserere from SOG 1, River of Stars from Earthbound, and a new piece called Portrait, that will be on the cd of a new artist I am currently producing named Lucia Micarelli (July 20 release~)

 

06.06.2004