Jean-Michel Pilc

JMP: Well, first of all I donít really sit and decide to write an album of music. I donít really work that way. As an artist, I donít believe in intentionality, or music with a concept. It may not be the answer you were hoping for, but I have to be honest, right? Itís like sex, the less you are wearing the better it is.
JMP: Or to put it another way, itís the difference between the talk of politicians and normal persons. If you listen to politicians, in their speeches they have intentions and concepts in what they are saying. They sound very convincing. Actually they convince lots of people with what they are saying. But they donít sound normal. If you listen to them, they will never, ever, ever sound like normal people expressing themselves. Or very rarely. Itís very special when they do. Everybody knows they are lying . But when a normal person talks to you, you just listen to what the person says in a very natural way. You donít need to be convinced. Thereís no [intention] in what they are saying, its just human communicationómore basic. For me, music is interesting when it falls into the second category, not into the first. I have this problem with people who have lots of concepts and intentions in music. I think it sounds like politics. It sounds like they are trying to convince people with a whole bag of tricks, and for me music is much more simple than that. Itís an expression of my voice and if I convince people with itóI hope I doóitís not my goal. I have no goal, actually. I have no choice. Iím just speaking with my own voice and if this is to the liking of some people listening, then great. Itís a very natural process. Iím like a little child when music goes through me. Iím just a little child that lets music go through me and I donít have any concept, intention, or goal. Iím just a music emitter. All those things on the record are things that I hear, and things that I feel. Itís based on the feeling, not on a goal or a concept. Those words are really foreign to me.