LIV NORTH | MASTER BATORS
I earn my living by making and arranging images, but music has always been my existential fuel.
As far back as I can remember, I’ve always wanted to do it and I haven’t stopped listening to it.
First the classical, and the chance to have a passionate and erudite father who resonated in the house as much Mozart as Varèse and Stockhausen.
Then, in that order, the Beatles, Pink Floyd, the hard rock of the early 70’s (Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath), the progressive of Yes and Genesis, swept away by the punks of 1977, new-wave (Cure , Joy Division, Wire) etc… up to the ambient popularized by Brian Eno in 1976. And jazz. And the blues. And afrobeat, reggae, disco, techno, rap… Everything.
All the instruments I tried to tame resisted me: violin, piano, guitar, drums, bass. I fell back on singing, production, manipulation of magnetic tapes then the extraordinary potential of DAWs (Digital Audio Workstation) from the end of the 80s, which opened up the field of possibilities to me.