The Heroine’s Journey of Neus Kaori

What is the best thing that I love about my work?

​Freedom. I’ve been working with different situations, where I needed to set up my limitations or where other people did it for me, but at the end, even composing is a lonely job, I can, somehow, be free, in choices and in space. The second thing I love from my job is when I can relate my music to the musicians or to the audience. I like to get inspiration and knowledge from the people I work with.
What is my idea of perfect happiness?
​To become younger instead of older (physically). I like the wisdom of the experience and the energy of the youth.​
Perfect happiness doesn’t exist, or if it’s so, is the life that I’m living. I have time to be with myself, to have different jobs and opportunities which inspire me, to have a great family and amazing friends who surround me.
What is my greatest fear?
​Life​ & Love. I fear the moment when I need to farewell a person that’s close to me. I love the people who surround me, also I’m quite open to meet new people, and when I have a stronger connection with somebody and comes the time to take our own paths, I find myself diving into the emotions of deep happiness and sadness at the same time.
What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?
To underestimate myself. Since the age of 16 I was concerned in working with my fears and develop myself as the person I wanted to be, so I got used to when I see something I do not like about myself, I work with it. What still bring me struggle because many times I do not realise about it, is that I tend to underestimate myself.
Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?
​The ones who fight for what they believe for. That doesn’t mean that I agree with what they believe in, neither the way how they achieve it, what I admire is they have their values and dreams and they go for it.​
What is my greatest extravagance?
On what occasion would I lie?
​I hate lies, therefore I cannot imagine myself lying. In case if I’ll do so, instead of saying a lie, I’ll keep silence. I’ll do so, when a person that I love would like to truly believe in a lie and has not so many days/years until he/she will pass away.
What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?
​Lies and gossips.​ I truly believe the humanity will feel better if they learn to act from love instead of fear. That’s not an easy path, even so, if we will have a clear communication from the beginning, many fears and negative attitudes will disappear. We need to understand that perfection doesn’t exist and that each of us is unique because of our choices. Most of the time, lies are created in order to feel better with oneself. These lies, are an illusion which at the end, brings more fear.
When and where was I the happiest, in my work?
​When I see people who worked with me or people who participated somehow in my job (students, audience etc..) come with a big smile on their face saying that they enjoyed the moment. I love when they share those emotions with me.
If I could, what would I change about myself?
​Nothing​
What is my greatest achievement in work?
​To learn that the funniest and amazing part is the process rather than the final product.​ There is when I most learn and where I feel alive because of all the ups and downs.
Where would I most like to live?
​Under a roof.​ Sincerely, I do not have for now a dream place. It could be in the middle of a forest or in the big attic of in a skyscraper attic of a capital city.
What is my most treasured possession?
​Life, time, freedom, family, friends… Life & time. If I do not have it, then I cannot enjoy all the other things.
What is my most marked characteristic?
​Joyful playfulness and creativity. I like to keep in touch with my inner child.
What is my most inspirational location, in my city?
​Depends on my need. Usually I like to go to the Harbour or to the North, where the summer houses are.​ What I like from the Harbour is: the sound of the industrial silence mixed with the waves of the sea. Also I really like to see the the iron machines, which are huge and I like their shapes, because I cannot find it in nature, there I get inspired with what the humans are able to create. Iron. Strong  mechanisms. And in contrast, when I go to the North to see all those small houses with their gardens, I feel the human coyness and the individual art of each of the owners. I truly believe there is an artist inside each person.
What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?
​At Thomas house, or at Takumi Dusseldorf Rotterdam.​ Usually I do not hang out for a drink, if I do so, I like that the person suggests a place to drink, so I can see/know more about her/him. Same with going to have a meal, even so I like Dusseldorf because of their Japanese quality and price. My mother (which is Japanese) was amazed by the taste of the ‘curry’.
What books influenced my life and how?
​The whole collection of Boris Vian, Herman Hesse and Shakespeare, among Gulliver’s Travel, The Hobbit and Garfield.​
Who are my favorite writers?
​The authors I previous mentioned, ​together with C. Buckowsky, J.L. Borges and R.Kiyosaki
You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?
​Or mine, because I will be working, or hopefully silence or the sound of the surrounding. Who knows, I live it open.
Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?
​Garfield & Snoopy​. Before it was Son Gokuh because he had an articulate tale and I always wanted one, I think it will be very handy to have a tale like the monkeys or the cats have.
Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
​Frank Zappa, Freddy Mercury, and my parents​
Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?
​Brazil​
What role plays art in my life and work?
​A big one​, my main profession is to be a composer and musician, so I’m quite surrounded by different sorts of arts, or to enjoy it or to study/research it.
Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?
​My greatest fan is Theodosis Tzanos
Sponsor: My parents
Partner in crime: Thomas & Jaco (the puppet from the previous video)​
Whom would I like to work with in 2017?
​With Dain Thomas & Alexandre May​
Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2017?
​Aphex Twin​
What project, in 2017, am I looking forward to work on?
 流- Ryu (the flow of living) the storyteller duo which will share oriental myths. That’s a project I’m starting with Ken Kunita (bass clarinet) and where I compose and play keys & live electronics ​
Where can you see me or my work in 2017?
What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?
​Motivation and Inspiration.​ When we have a passion, if never retires, that means that we are working to make it happen, and that’s not easy, we need guts to keep it going.
Which creative heroines should Peter invite to tell their story?
​Barbara van Druten, Anna Mikhailova, Aino Eerola​
How can you contact

https://www.neuskaori.com

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