Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Kengo Kuma, architect


On the 10th of July, 2008, I interviewed the architect Kengo Kuma at his office in Tokyo. We talked in English about his design for the Suntory Museum of Art, his approach to architecture, and his opinions of other architects. The interview lasted more than an hour.

Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Chick Corea, musician


I interviewed jazz pianist - and legend - Chick Corea in November, 2009, by email for a newspaper article I wanted to do on some shows he was playing at Tokyo Blue Note with Lenny White and Stanley Clarke. Unfortunately, Chick's answers reached me a little after my deadline. As with many email interviews, it is hard to soften and tailor your language to fit the interviewee, so sometimes the questions come across as blunt and slightly rude and the answers as occassionally bland or evasive. Y'knows really do make all the difference, y'know.