Letters from musicians: Bant Mag. talk to Midori Takada
Japanese minimalist composer and percussionist Midori Takada participates in Bant Mag.'s "Letters from musicians" series ahead of her performance and curation at Le Guess Who? 2021. As it’s been a whole year under the pandemic conditions, Bant reached out to a number of musicians to hear about their varying feelings, realities and experiences.
In the interview, Midori Takada talks about how the pandemic has affected her, performing live, and composing the soundtrack for 'The Toxic Pigs Of Fukushima', a documentary film directed by Otto Bell, ten years after the damage to the nuclear power plant by a massive earthquake in Japan.
Read the full interview with Midori Takada here, and watch a video portrait of the pioneering artist below, made by The Vinyl Factory:
Midori Takada is one of the curators for Le Guess Who? 2021, together with John Dwyer (Osees), Matana Roberts, Lucrecia Dalt, and Phil Elverum (Mount Eerie, The Microphones). All curators will perform at the festival; their curated programs will be announced later.