bunerz Posted June 11, 2010 Share Posted June 11, 2010 For Muse, it is important to "play as much as possible to as many people as possible" http://www.lemonde.fr/culture/article/2010/06/11/pour-muse-il-importe-de-jouer-le-plus-possible-devant-le-plus-de-monde-possible_1371232_3246.html (Google translated) First the stage San Siro, Milan, and before that at Wembley, London, Muse and 54 trucks of the tour will be on Friday 11 and Saturday, June 12 at the Stade de France. This English trio, formed in the mid-1990s, in the small town of Teignmouth (Devon), by Matthew Bellamy (Vocals, guitar, keyboards), Dominic Howard (Drums) and Christopher Wolstenholme (Bass), has become one of the phenomena of rock circus. The day before their first concert, the singer and drummer of this group disproportionately lyricism, which sold 20 million albums (including 500,000 copies sold in France the last one, The Resistance), We received backstage Stade de France. How did you get taxed when you started? Matthew Bellamy: My priority has been the first concert. We have always been better on stage and in studio, where it is difficult to capture the same spontaneity, the same honesty. Dominic Howard: This was our first obsession, play as much as possible to as many people as possible. This was the case in France. We did not land in conquered territory, pockets full of hits. We played everywhere, starting with the smaller rooms. Our success is built gradually. Even if, during one of our first concerts in Paris, New MorningWe could not believe the crowd in the club and the world remained in the street. We had no idea as to play one day at the Stade de France. From your first album, we felt that your music aspired to be played in stadiums? Mr. B. : The groups often claim to prefer the intimacy, I prefer the stage. Many of my musical ideas are more suited to large and small rooms. This probably comes from my interest in classical music and composers looking for grand effects. You had a classical education? Mr. B. : I discovered classical music until about 16-17 years, but it had a big influence on me, especially the end of the Romantic period - Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Berlioz ... I liked his dramatic dimension, his bombast, his ability to convey a wide variety of emotions. It took two to three albums that I can incorporate this type of musical ideas in the group. You never afraid to give a look too pompous to your music? Mr. B. : (Laughs) I think it is not enough. The danger for some artists is too close to their art of their personality. I would be very uncomfortable not to play with an acoustic guitar, I would feel too exposed myself. I prefer music that invents a universe. You seemed to advocate a return to the emotional intensity that marked the early 1990s with Buckley, Nirvana or Radiohead? Mr. B. : We were attracted by this, while trying to introduce something lighter. Our music has deep emotions as a sense of humor. Initially, we were focused on the expression of personal anxiety. Then we expanded our themes, such as discussing science fiction. This went hand in hand with the exploration of a wider musical spectrum. The term "rock point" has often had a pejorative connotation? D. H. : A band like U2 has restored a positive dimension. They made us understand that concerts of this size had a commitment to excellence in terms of decor, lighting, staging. We have tried to follow their path. And the level of excitement generated by such crowds delivers unusual sensations. With time and success, have you managed to preserve your relationship? Mr. B. : We went through many ups and downs. While recording the last album, in particular, we experienced a lot of difficult times. D. H. : We live fairly dispersed. But thanks to touring and recording we spend a lot of time together and have lots of plans for the future. Even after having enriched our music keyboards or symphonic arrangements, the heart of Muse is the power and dynamic trio of guitar, bass, drums. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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