Famous quotes by Composers


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"I believe that there are still people who believe that game music is something equal to just an effect incorporated into the game, something like a BGM. And therefore this is something that I would like to show that is not true"
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"We hope that eventually there would be an occasion which I can personally prove that game music can in fact impress many different people and move them"
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"As you may know my use of Celtic music is extremely simple and short. However there is something about it that will remain in your mind for a long, long time"
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"There's some familiarity in Celtic music, even if you've never heard that piece of music before"
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"I guess many game music fans prefer original soundtrack albums"
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"However, very recently I have come to an understanding that complex music is not necessarily pleasant"
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"And it's very strange, but I think there is something very common - not only in Celtic music - but there is a factor or element in Celtic music that is similar in music that we find in Japan, the United States, Europe, and even China and other Asian countries"
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"When you talk about the Final Fantasy series, the series started selling better after 7, and that was the base idea for the center of the set list for the LA concert"
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"So I don't really have a clear plan, in terms of music, as to where I want to head in the future"
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"I have been interested in Irish traditional music for the past few years"
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"However now we can create a sound that can truly startle someone and in terms of sound effects I think the environment that we are in now has improved dramatically"
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"I always begin to compose the melody first"
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"However in countries outside of Japan I think game music is still a potential growth market that has not yet developed to the extent that we are seeing in Japan"
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"For over ten years or so game music has developed into a very large market"
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"And as far as the Disney Concert hall is concerned, it is a wonderful modern structure and I am extremely honored that I had this opportunity to have a concert here"
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"I think that American people really know how to pursue fun, they really know how to have a good time. Japanese are somewhat more reserved than Americans, so I'm jealous"
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"I believe that there are many interesting projects that are potentially possible for me other than game music, and therefore in my mind there are several things that are being contemplated"
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"Certainly my only interest is not in Celtic music"
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"It was very difficult to startle or surprise someone with a particular sound during the family computer era"
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"I don't know anyone who would be exclusively working on game music, per se"
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"Everyone seems to be in a kind of accelerated time mode that is beyond their own control"
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"It seems like we are moving towards something, some kind of point and it is probably going to be an important point in our development or dissolution. That is what everybody seems to be thinking"
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"I was using tape loops for dancers and dance production. I had very funky primitive equipment, in fact technology wasn't very good no matter how much money you had"
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"I had been interested in Indian music and I actually started studying Tableaus before I met him"
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"Throughout the evening I would be recording these long saxophone delays and about four hours into the concert, if I wanted to take a break I would just play back the saxophone"
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"Essentially my contribution was to introduce repetition into Western music as the main ingredient without any melody over it, without anything just repeated patterns, musical patterns"
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"Out of doing all that experimentation with sound I decided I wanted to do it with live musicians. To take repetition, take music fragments and make it live. Musicians would be able to play it and create this kind of abstract fabric of sound"
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"I had already done Rainbow in Curved Air and had a big record on CBS. I was launched to have a long career and then I just dropped out and went to India"
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"Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help"
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"There is not much irony when people are being happy on screen"
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