Martin Hayes on being in The Gloaming: interview in Irish Times

Drawing of Martin Hayes by Joao Valente Ribeiro Lopes.

Drawing of Martin Hayes by Joao Valente Ribeiro Lopes.

Martin Hayes: “One thing I wanted to make sure was that this would not be a collaboration where we’d all just go on stage and do our own thing. This has to be its own thing: a collaboration between us all. And I think there’ll be enough in there to please many people and displease many people too.”

“Sometimes I felt it sounded like the most traditional music I’d heard in a long time,” he discloses, “and then at others, it sounded like the most modern music I’ve ever heard. We have to trust one another but it’s as much about not being scared to try something that maybe nobody will like.

“It won’t be the end of our lives if it’s outright rejected, which it could be. Because you could live your life trying to get everything just exactly right, but nothing happens – in life or in music – unless you take chances.” (Times) >>>

******
Elsewhere, in relation to imagining music: In an Irish Times article about the Willie Clancy week, Martin, having pointed out that Junior Crehan didn’t have an iPod, is quoted as saying: “Instead of spending time imagining music, we just tend to go for the headphones all of the time and listening to someone else’s version of the tune. If we’re not in the world of imagining these tunes, we are never going to get to the point where we are playing or singing our version of the tunes.”
Drawing of Martin Hayes by Joao Valente Ribeiro Lopes.
Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s