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I think these sorts of people should have to attend a meeting with survivors. Not where they can talk, they’re not allowed to talk, they need to listen and be forced to listen. They need to do this every single day for a year. That’s what they need in order to not be ignorant.
Heidi Maier interviewed Tori for Australia’s Same Same website. Their conversation centered primarily on Gold Dust, touching on its nature as a career retrospective, its conception in the one-off 2010 performance with the Metropole Orkest, and the process of recording and playing with an orchestra but also covers political and social ground, with Tori addressing both her staunch support for LGBT rights staunch opposition to Republican positions on women’s reproductive rights and her thoughts on fear in politics.
Many thanks to Dale and char for linking us to this powerful interview.
Neil Gaiman, who should need no introduction to fans of Tori Amos and readers of this site, is celebrating the tenth anniversary of his book Coraline by getting together with some of his friends and reading it to you.
Naturally, Neil himself kicks it off with the first chapter and fellow author Lemony Snicket handles the second but of particular interest to Toriphiles is the reader of the third chapter — none other than Natashya Hawley, Tori’s daughter.
They’re through the seventh chapter now and have six more to go — naturally, Coraline has thirteen chapters. And while most may be inclined to think having a spooky story read to you makes a great nightcap to end a day, I have to say it’s been quite nice listening to a chapter each morning to start mine. Either way though, most enjoyable!
Thanks to Ryan and Richard for letting us know!
Music saved my life, healed me. When one creates something, a wound can become something new and magical.
The German magazine Bild interviwed Tori and posted the article on Tuesday. The article is more a profile than interview but includes some good quotes as well as this nice photograph of Tori with the article’s author, Björn Wolfram, as the first image in a little photo gallery that includes some shots from the Berlin concert of the Gold Dust tour.
Naturally, the article is in German but we’ve included a rough translation (thank you Google) after the jump that we’ll try to smooth out as time allows.
Thanks to Dieter for the link!
As many will recall, Tori was awarded and presented an ECHO Klassik award at a ceremony in Berlin last weekend. They had previously posted a short clip of Tori being interviewed by ECHO Klassik’s Axel Brüggemann on the red carpet before the ceremony but have since added a second clip, taken backstage after Tori had received her award, where they discuss the differences between classical and pop music with respect to risk and finding beauty in vulnerability, pain and torture in music. Ja, we like torture too…
In a video interview clip produced by Deutsche Presse-Agentur and posted on Süddeutsche Zeitung’s website, Tori talks about Gold Dust, telling and hearing stories, playing with the Metropole Orkest and getting fashion tips from her daughter.
Check it out below:
The November issue of Dutch gay magazine Gay & Night features a page-long interview with Tori. You can read the magazine online or download a copy at issuu.com or pick up a free print copy from nearly any gay-friendly business in The Netherlands.
Back in August, we reported that DJ and remixer Peter Rauhofer had announced he was remixing the Gold dust version of “Flavor.”
Since then, he’s indicated that Tori likes the three remixes he’s made of the song and that he’ll be premiering it, along with several other new remixes, during the Work! Freakshow Halloween party he’ll be deejaying at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City.
If you’re not in and around NYC or the club scene is not your thing, the remix should be available in the coming weeks.
Last weekend, Polskie Radio Trojka’s Piotr Kaczkowski interviewed Tori before her concert in Warsaw with the Polish Radio Orchestra. The first part of that interview will be aired during his program Minimax on PR3 at 10:00 PM CEST tonight — that’s about 40 minutes from when this is being posted; 4PM Eastern, 1PM Pacific for those in North America.
You can listen online using their radio player.
Update: The second half of this interview should be aired next week.
Word is that Tori made an appearance on BBC Two television’s The Review Show this evening, reportedly playing “Girl Disappearing” at the end of this weekly arts & entertainment program. She’s not in the program description so perhaps was a late addition to this evening’s episode. Video of the episode should be available to those in the UK on BBC iPlayer soon and the program will be rebroadcast on BBC HD at 12:30 AM BST Sunday morning (late Saturday night) for those who receive that channel.
Update: She was indeed on and, even though she’s not in the program description, you’ll find her in the credits at the bottom of the page for this episode. The show is on iPlayer now, but only available to those in the UK.
While looking around the BBC website for information about The Review Show, we discovered that Tori will be Robert Elms’ guest on BBC London on tomorrow morning, Saturday, October 20th. The two-hour program starts at 10:00 AM BST and it’s not clear when Tori will be on. Listen live at 94.9 FM, DAB radio or online. The program will be available for a week after it airs on BBC iPlayer in case you miss it.
Update: Tori was on during the second hour of the program, starting at the 1 hour 10 minute mark. She and Robert chat about Gold Dust and the Metropole Orkest and touch on the workshop for The Light Princess that went down this week.
Finally, we’re still waiting to see when Tori’ll be on Jools Holland’s Radio 2 show. As Jools tweeted, it was recorded during the week before the orchestral tour started so it’s just a matter of time until it is aired, one hopes…
Before her October 5th performance at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City, which was webcast by NPR Music, Tori was interviewed by music journalist and Piece by Piece collaborator Ann Powers.
Their conversation was posted on The Record, NPR Music’s music news blog, earlier today and it is definitely worth the read!
Additionally, the introduction reveals that audio of the interview will be combined with selections from the webcast to create a radio special that will be broadcast later this year — yet more goodies to keep one’s earballs open for!