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    News: La Vanguardia Interview (September 18, 2011)

    Posted by woj on Sunday, September 18, 2011 | Articles

    Night of Hunters has caught the ear of the Spanish press too, with the following article that appeared in today’s edition of La Vanguardia. The piece focuses on Night of Hunters but, unlike most of the other press so far, hits on the album’s themes of love, independence and perserverance.

    A rough translation follows the original Spanish.

    Thanks to @toribr for catching this!


    Tori Amos: “Es más difícil escribir sobre la belleza que sobre la violencia”

    La autora de ‘Boys of Pele’ (1996) recuerda que la mitología siempre le ha cautivado en un nuveo disco, ‘Night of Hunters’

    Madrid. (EFE).- La peculiar compositora Tori Amos hace suyas pequeñas joyas de la música clásica en Night of Hunters, su último disco, que es además un relato mítico en el que reivindica el amor y la independencia, con una idea presente, que “es mucho más difícil escribir sobre la belleza” que sobre la violencia. Su nueva producción, que se publica el próximo martes, es fruto del “reto” que le planteó Deutsche Grammophon para acercarse a genios musicales de los últimos tres siglos como el español Enrique Granados, el alemán Johann Sebastian Bach o el austríaco Franz Schubert desde una perspectiva propia del siglo XXI.

    “Sentí que tenía que preservar la pureza de los originales, añadiendo un sentido maternal a las composiciones”, ha dicho Amos (Newton, EEUU, 1963), por lo que sólo ha utilizado instrumentos acústicos en su nueva obra, olvidando todo elemento electrónico. Con más de doce millones de discos vendidos en todo el mundo y numerosas nominaciones a los premios Grammy, Amos es una pianista, compositora e intérprete conocida por sus creaciones fabuladas, a las que incorpora una alta carga emocional para tratar, en ocasiones, temas tan peliagudos como el abuso sexual, la misoginia o la pornografía.

    Suyos son Little Earthquakes (1992), su primer disco, así como el oscuro From the choirgirl hotel (1998), el épico Scarlet’s walk (2002) o Midwinter graces (2009). A partir de su imaginación y de lo que la propia musicalidad de las canciones le sugerían, Amos ha tejido ahora una historia que, apoyada en el espíritu de la mitología irlandesa, narra el viaje de una pareja de amantes del Nuevo Mundo al viejo orden para preservar su amor. “Es mucho más difícil escribir sobre la belleza y hacerla poderosa, que sobre la violencia. Escribir sobre amor requiere de un buen escritor”, defiende Amos.

    La autora de Boys of Pele (1996) recuerda que la mitología siempre le ha cautivado, pero que nunca había podido desarrollar un proyecto centrado en los mitos irlandeses. En este caso, sin embargo, entendió que el entorno celta se acoplaba bien a la música clásica. Night of Hunters plantea además el tema del poder y del “lado destructivo de las palabras, de cómo éstas pueden convertirse en armas”. “No tienes por qué robar el poder de otra persona, sino reclamar el tuyo propio y convertirte en una fuerza del bien”, opina Amos, para quien es importante no dejar de cultivar el ser interior, incluso en pareja, porque eso nos permite valernos por nosotros mismos.

    Añade que gracias a Night of Hunters ha encontrado un equilibrio interior y que ha aprendido a quitar importancia a los comentarios “incómodos”. “Ahora puedo mirar a alguien a los ojos y decir: ‘No pienso igual’. Y no me preocupa lo que digan de mí cuando me marcho”, cuenta. La pianista opina que los relatos de amores que trascienden tiempo y espacio siguen cautivando a día de hoy, porque “para mucha gente, cuesta demasiado mantener una pareja en el presente”.

    “Piensan que las relaciones son de usar y tirar, que es más fácil conseguir una nueva”, explica esta mujer felizmente casada, que asegura que aún es posible encontrar el amor, “pero tienes que trabajártelo”, observa. Tras más de 13 años de matrimonio, Amos no se considera una experta sobre el tema, pero sí dice que “ha aprendido mucho”. “Hay que saber cuándo es el momento oportuno para plantear determinadas cuestiones. Aprendes a crear comunicación entre tu pareja y tú y a saber cuándo alguien necesita espacio para sí mismo. Todo trata acerca del equilibrio entre la independencia y mantener vivo el romance”, apunta.


    Tori Amos: “It’s hard to write about the beauty of violence”

    _The author of ‘Boys of Pele’ (1996) points out that she has always been capitavated by mythology on her album, ‘Night of Hunters’ _

    Madrid. (EFE) .- The peculiar songwriter Tori Amos releases her latest album, a little gem of classical music titled Night of Hunters, a mythical tales of love and independence, with a present idea that “it is much harder to write about beauty than violence.” Her new album, which is published next Tuesday, is the result of “challenge” that Deutsche Grammophon proposed to her to approach the musical geniuses of the past three centuries, such Spaniard Enrique Granados, the German Johann Sebastian Bach and Austrian Franz Schubert, from her perspective in the 21st century.

    “I felt I had to preserve the purity of the originals, adding maternal sense to the compositions,” said Amos (Newton, USA, 1963), who only used acoustic instruments on her new record, eschewing all electronics. With more than twelve million albums sold worldwide and numerous Grammy nominations, Amos is a pianist, composer and performer known for her fabled creations, which incorporate a high emotional charge to address such thorny issues as sexual abuse, misogyny and pornography, including Little Earthquakes (1992), her first album, as well as the dark From the Choirgirl Hotel (1998), the epic Scarlet’s Walk (2002) or Midwinter Graces (2009).

    From her imagination and the musicality of the songs suggested, Amos has woven a story that, steeped in the spirit of Irish mythology, traces the journey of a pair of lovers from the New World to the Old World to preserve their love. “It’s much harder to write powerfully about beauty, than about violence. Writing about love requires a good writer,” states Amos.

    The author of Boys of Pele (1996) points out that mythology has always intrigued her, but never was able to develop a project focusing on Irish myths. In this case, however, she understood that Celtic myth matches well with classical music. Night of Hunters also raises the issue of power and “the destructive side of words, how they can become weapons.” “You do not have to steal the power of another person, but to claim your own and become a force for good,” says Amos, for whom it is important to cultivate the inner self, even as a couple, because it allows us to avail ourselves for ourselves.

    She adds that thanks to Night of Hunters she has found inner balance and learned to shrug off the “uncomfortable” comments. “Now I can look someone in the eye and say, ‘Do not think like.’ And I do not care what people say about me when I leave,” she says. The pianist says that the stories of love that transcends time and space continues to captivate today, because “for many people, it costs too much to keep a couple in the present.”

    “They think that relationships are disposable, that is is easier to get a new one,” explained the happily married woman, indicating that it is still possible to maintain love, “but you have to work at it,” she observes. Even after more than 13 years of marriage, Amos does not consider herself an expert on the subject, but says she has “learned a lot.” “You have to know when the time is right to raise certain issues. You learn to create communication between your partner and yourself, already knowing when one needs space for one’s self. Everything is about the balance between independence and keeping the romance alive,” she says.