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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"In Hollywood, the rainbow hits the ground for composers"
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"The recollection of how, when and where it all happened became vague as the lingering strains hung in the rafters of the studio. I wanted to shout back at it, Maybe I didn't write you, but I found you"
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"I know Mother named me after a railroad man, but it's too late now, I'm afraid. Much, much too late"
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"I also used these realistic sounds in a psychological way. With The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, I used animal sounds - as you say, the coyote sound - so the sound of the animal became the main theme of the movie"
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"I would advise my young colleagues, the composers of symphonies, to drop in sometimes at the kindergarten, too. It is there that it is decided whether there will be anybody to understand their works in twenty years' time"
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"Genius is an overused word. The world has known only about a half dozen geniuses. I got only fairly near"
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"A nation creates music - the composer only arranges it"
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"Respectable people do not write music or make love as a career"
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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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"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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"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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"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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"Well, rather than to give you my impression on Los Angeles, per se, my older sister's husband is and American, therefore I have a pretty good idea of the, perhaps the characteristics of Americans in general"
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"I just initiated the project where I write music for somebody else to write the lyrics and also for the orchestra to perform. I've just initiated the project. That leads the project into creating an independent label outside of game music"
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"The second album of Black Mages is currently in the process of recording and the basic tracks have already been completed. Hopefully sometime in the future we will be able to have a concert"
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"Last year in Germany at a town hall in Leipzig there was a game music concert played by the orchestra and some of the Final Fantasy scores were played. This year there is another concert scheduled in the same location, for game music"
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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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