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    News: El Pais Interview (September 23, 2012)

    Posted by woj on Wednesday, September 26, 2012 | Articles

    We live in a world of hyperactive people who have forgotten to live with romance, who cannot go a minute without sending a message. To me, a nice time with a man should last 72 minutes of a CD and not a length of a single song . And no, I do not mean just sex, which of course should also take the measure of an entire disk, but 72 minutes of attention, without touching the phone, drinking a good wine.

    During the afternoon before last weekend’s conversation with Jon Pareles for the Times Talk Madrid series, Tori spoke with Elsa Fernández-Santos for the Spanish newspapare El Pais. The resulting article was posted on the web the same day. Within the context of looking back over her career, she mused on the subjects of books, albums and attention spans.

    After the cut, we’ve got both the original Spanish and a quick-and-dirty translation to English. It’s not perfect but it gets the gist.


    Tori Amos: “Los discos de ahora ya no son novelas sino relatos breves”

    La cantante y pianista se lanza al autohomenaje con un disco de autoversiones, ‘Gold Dust’

    Participa en las conversaciones en directo ‘TimesTalks’, organizadas por ‘The New York Times’

    ELSA FERNÁNDEZ-SANTOS Madrid 23 SEP 2012 – 00:10 CET

    Con su aire de angelical pitonisa, la cantante Tori Amos (Carolina del Norte, Estados Unidos, 1963) celebra 20 años de una carrera marcada por las grandes ventas de su pop de alto timbre emocional y confesional. Heredera directa de Kate Bush, aquella singular diva de los ochenta, Amos ha decidido lanzarse al autohomenaje con un disco de autoversiones, Gold Dust. Sus conocidos arreglos al piano dan paso ahora a los frondosos sonidos de una orquesta de música clásica. Solemne pero a la vez cercana, la cantautora recupera 13 canciones de ese repertorio suyo tan cargado de historias en las que la feminidad y sus fracturas se asoman de mil formas. “Está mi propia vida, pero también mis conversaciones con muchas mujeres que han inspirado mis letras”, asegura sentada en un hotel madrileño, horas antes de que participe esta noche en las conversaciones en directo TimesTalks, organizadas por The New York Times y celebradas durante todo este fin de semana en el teatro Fernando Fernán Gómez de Madrid.

    La artista aprovecha su parada en la “sofocante” ciudad para hablar de un disco que sale a la venta en todo el mundo el próximo 2 de octubre y que evita a toda costa la etiqueta de grandes éxitos. “El contenido está supeditado a la forma, hay muchas canciones que han quedado fuera porque no funcionaban bien con una gran orquesta”.

    Con un envidiable cutis a sus casi 50 años, unas pestañas de muñeca y una melena roja que peca de excesiva laca, Amos asegura que no mira el pasado con nostalgia. Aunque, puestos a echar de menos cosas, se agarra a los objetos que cada vez importan menos. “Echo de menos las librerías, eso es lo que más extraño del pasado, antes había por todas partes. Yo siempre tuve el sueño de tener una tienda de libros. Tengo mi casa llena de volúmenes, una biblioteca enorme y maravillosa, construida con mi marido y a la que accedo subida en mis tacones. Tengo muchos libros grandes, de arte, fotografía, historia, mitología… ¿ficción? Me gusta menos, la verdad”. ¿Y discos? “Claro, los discos, y la idea de un sistema de sonido, con aquellos bafles enormes y maravillosos en las casas. Es una pena que todo se haya vuelto tan pequeño y compacto”.

    Para Amos ese mundo encogido y fraccionado por las nuevas tecnologías es un escollo a la hora de escuchar su música. “¿Tiene sentido leer solo un capítulo de una novela de Virginia Woolf?”, pregunta. “Pues para mí es algo parecido. Un disco es un conjunto que tiene sentido como conjunto. Lo que ocurre es que ahora los músicos no hacen novelas sino relatos breves, que son las canciones, que se pueden consumir aisladas o no, da igual. No lo critico, es solo que yo vengo de la tradición del álbum, ¡incluso del álbum doble!”.

    Al hilo de los discos, Amos —que tiende a la pausa al hablar y al moverse— reflexiona sobre la hiperactividad que según ella invade este mundo. “¿Y el romance? ¿Dónde queda con tanta atención dispersa? Vivimos en un mundo de gente hiperactiva que se ha olvidado de vivir con romanticismo, que no sabe estar un minuto sin enviar un mensaje. Para mí, un momento bonito con un hombre debe durar los 72 minutos de un disco y no lo que dura una sola canción. Y no, no me refiero solo al sexo, que desde luego también debería tener la medida de un disco entero, sino a 72 minutos de atención, sin tocar el móvil, bebiendo un buen vino…”.

    Su tendencia al empalago podría confundirse con falta de firmeza. Nada más lejos de la realidad. Lo que más le preocupa de las mujeres, dice, es su facilidad para infravalorarse. “Es algo que veo en mujeres de toda clase y educación”. Y se declara feminista, “como Cristo”. “Nací feminista y hoy soy humanista. Mi marido es feminista y Cristo lo era, no digo que la Iglesia lo sea. He discutido mucho con mi padre \[un reverendo metodista\] sobre este asunto. Me llevo bien con él, pero vive en un sistema patriarcal que lleva siglos censurando la libertad de expresión”.


    Tori Amos: “The discs are now no longer novels but short stories”

    The singer and pianist launches self-homage with autoversiones disc, ‘Gold Dust’

    Participate in live chat ‘TimesTalks’, organized by ‘The New York Times’

    ELSA FERNÁNDEZ-SANTOS Madrid 23 SEP 2012 – 00:10 CET

    With its air of angelic witch, singer Tori Amos (North Carolina, USA, 1963) celebrates 20 years of a career marked by strong sales of its high emotional timbre pop and confessional. Direct heir of Kate Bush, that singular diva eighties, Amos has decided to go with a self-homage autoversiones disk, Gold Dust. Acquaintances piano arrangements to give way now to the lush sounds of a classical orchestra. Solemn yet close, the singer recovers 13 songs from his repertoire that so loaded with stories in which femininity and fractures overlook a thousand ways. “It’s my life, but my conversations with many women who have inspired my lyrics,” he says sitting in a Madrid hotel, hours before participating in the talks tonight live TimesTalks, organized by The New York Times and held during all this weekend at the theater Fernando Fernan Gomez de Madrid.

    The artist uses his stop at the “suffocating” city to talk about an album that goes on sale worldwide on 2nd October and avoiding at all costs the label’s greatest hits. “Content is subject to form, there are many songs that have been left out because it did not work well with a large orchestra.”

    With an enviable complexion to its nearly 50 years, doll lashes and mane suffers from excessive red lacquer, Amos says he does not look back with nostalgia. While posts will miss things, grabs objects increasingly matter less. “I miss bookstores, that’s what I miss most of the past, there used everywhere. I always had the dream of owning a bookstore. I have my house full of volumes, a huge and wonderful library, built with my husband and I log in my heels rise. I have many great books, art, photography, history, mythology … fiction? I like less, the truth. “ What records? “Sure, disks, and the idea of ​​a sound system, with those huge speakers and wonderful houses. It’s a shame that everything has become so small and compact. “

    For Amos that world shrunk and fractionated by new technologies is a stumbling block when listening to your music. “Does it make sense to read just one chapter of a novel by Virginia Woolf,” asks. “Well for me it’s something. An album is a collection that makes sense as a whole. What happens now is that the musicians do not novels but short stories, which are songs that can be eaten alone or not, whatever. I’m not criticizing, it’s just that I come from the tradition of the album, even the double album “.

    In line with the discs, Amos-that tends to pause in speaking and moving-hyperactivity reflects on that as she invades this world. “What about romance? Where is dispersed so intently? We live in a world of hyperactive people who have forgotten to live with romance, who knows go a minute without sending a message. To me, a nice time with a man should last 72 minutes of a disc and not a single song that lasts. And no, I do not mean just sex, which of course should also take the measure of an entire disk, but 72 minutes of attention, without touching the phone, drinking a good wine … “.

    His tendency to cloy could be confused with lack of firmness. Nothing is further from the truth. What he cares about women, he says, is his ability to be undervalued. “It’s something I see in women of all classes and education.” And declared feminist, “as Christ”. “I was born feminist and humanist I am today. My husband is a feminist and Christ was not saying that the Church is. I have discussed a lot with my father \ [a Methodist Reverend \] on this matter. I get along with him, but he lives in a patriarchal system that takes forever censoring freedom of expression. “