Interview with

Moiré

London-based producer Moiré may have a background in architecture, but if his music were houses, they’d be the kind you find in Escher paintings. The rhythmic foundation wobbles and shifts; flickering synths pulse in and out of time, and the blank space between the elements feels ominous and imposing. They’re also inlaid with hundreds of tiny details: deep inlays of electronics, gentle waves of sound, scuffed-up techno and low-light dance music, as much shadow as sound. Even his name hints at that contrast. A design term for the process in which one set of lines is laid, at a slight angle, on top of another set of lines, causing distortion, it hints at both the symmetry and the deliberate imperfections in his music. “One side of it is actually describing the process,” he said in an interview with The Quietus, “and the other one is mentioning that unwanted error which can actually turn into something that you want.”

Facts

1: Internet makes no sense.

2: We produce too much stuff that we dont need.

3: This is my last interview.

Questions

1.What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
For some mysterious reason, my life been always mega complicated, and I think that luck stability and constant fight in order to survive makes me wanna create oppose to getting a normal job and stabilising my life.

2. How and when did you get into making music?
When I was a kid I forced my parents to get me a guitar , I was really into hardcore punk and metal, I guess I wanted to be in a band.
but instead of learning how to play I destroyed guitar and recorded all sorts of noises to cassette recorded that occurred during this destructive process.

3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?
Wu tang - enter the Wu tang 36 chambers
Tribe Called Quest - The Low End Theory
Alice Coltrane -Journey In Satchidananda
Jeff Mills ‎– Waveform Transmission Vol. 1
Carl Craig ‎– More Songs About Food And Revolutionary Art

4. What do you associate with Berlin?
Berlin for  me symbolises the true meaning of freedom, looking at the history events and today's art and music scene.

5. What's your favourite place in Berlin?
There’s a really nice park with a lake/pond near BCR where I once had a beautiful afternoon with some beautiful people. There were swans and ducks and graffiti and candy banana sun, and people drinking beer in the middle of the day. We were eating ice cream and I remember my feet were dangling. There’s also a nice bridge by the Landwehr Canal near Il Casolare where we became surrounded by what we assumed to be rats, scurrying amongst the bushes in the darkness.

6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead

I think that is the impossible situation, The only time that could happen would be if I was deaf, dead or been born on another planet where sound doesn’t exist.
Therefore I think as long as I could hear I would be making some sounds, and eventually, by using my intuition I would make some sort of " music".

7. What was the last record/music you bought?
Sd Laika - That's Harakiri

8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Q-Tip

9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
Its hard to for me say which was my best gig I think that is for an audience to judge, I think what matters to me is the atmosphere and the venue. And I think on this basis I could point out to few for example. MusikBraurei in Berlin is just insane and that show was very different and special for me, Bari Kode1  another excellent unique place, Robert Johnson in Frankfurt, Panoramabar, RIP TRUOW in Amsterdam that was the amazing night - extra special because the venue was closing a few months after. Recently - to give my head of bit of rest from club world - I went to check some contemporary opera " Written on Skin" I'm addicted to set designs.

10. How important is technology to your creative process?
I'm surrounded by it in terms of studio, stage gear etc.
But really this is kind of connected with the first answer. I think we are living in a very interesting and turbulent time where technology is slowly taking over human capabilities, This is something people been predicting and writing about for a long time, and now is happening in the front of my eyes and that is on its own a theme that triggers ideas and inspirations to create. for example, Recently I ve been experimenting with Artificial Intelligence and  I made the abstract utopian mini web game based on AI www.nofuture.uk

This game is like the metaphor to the idea of NO FUTURE - we endlessly follow something and it never ends like the giant loop. - and from the technological point of view, It interest  me that  you can apply an AI code to the bunch of 3d characters and they will behave  in certain logical way without my control in real-time

11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?
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