You studied music and percussion at the prestigious French school of music, Le Conservatoire, for seven years. What’s the most important thing you learned during those years?
As a percussionist, you sometimes have to play one little bell sound in a fifteen minute movement. I've learnt the importance of each sound, how to use silence, and the importance of the 'event' in music. I love when a sound, a melody or whatever, just comes one time in a piece of music.
(Laughing) In high school, I was into French rap acts like NTM, IAM, Fabe, etc. I wrote like 10 songs and recorded 5 of them. It sounded like that : "Du haut de mes dix-sept ans / J'me dis peut-être qu'il s'rait temps / De faire bouger des choses avant qu'le vice s'étende" ("From the top of my seventeen / I'm telling myself it might be time / To move forward before vice takes me down"). And then I stopped. Good choice, right?
About New York: what personal mythology do you associate with the city?Superpoze Home Is Where I Am
For me New York is Philip Glass. Yeah...when people are talking about the Big Apple, I see a big Philip Glass head. Is that strange? Anyway, I can't wait to come for the first time.
Sunday September 27th, Le Bain presents Été d'Amour Sunset featuring a DJ set by Superpoze. Doors 2pm. Party starts at 5pm. The Standard, High Line.