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Acoustic Guitar Interview about Michael Hedges (2005)

10/18/2005

INTERVIEW ACOUSTIC GUITAR ABOUT MICHAEL HEDGES (USA) by Jeffrey Pepper RodgersJeffrey Pepper Rodgers:When did you first hear Bensusan, and what were your impressions of it? Did you know Michael yet? Pierre BensusanI cannot remember the year but it was by listening to the album "Aerial Boundaries". Yes, I knew Michael already as we had met when we played a double bill in San Diego a ye...

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Interview SonPro Magazine (2004)

10/18/2004

INTERVIEW SONPRO MAGAZINE (USA) By Erik SchultzErik Schultz1. The show at the Tractor Tavern was outstanding and I enjoyed the many stories prior to many of the songs. What goes into writing your music? Pierre BensusanA full spoon of embodying the moment, 3 cups of inspiration, 2 cups of hard work and a pinch of good luck. Served hot or cold. 3. What are some of the differences touring around t...

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Interview by Brian Gore for Mel Bay (2004)

10/18/2004

INTERVIEW BY BRIAN GORE (USA) For a book published by Mel BayBrian Gore:1. Describe the considerations leading you to specialize in the DADGAD tuning. Pierre Bensusan:Being self taught on the guitar, I went away from the academic approach and have played several alternative tunings, which you can hear on my first 2 albums Pres de Paris and 2. However, in 1978, I decided to stick with only one t...

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Radio Michigan Interview (2003)

10/18/2003

INTERVIEW RADIO MICHIGAN (USA) By BryanBryan1. Do you ever use books, paintings or other literature as a starting point in your composition? Pierre BensusanI would be tempted to say that musical inspiration does not need any other medium although there is much inter-action between artistic disciplines in general. The starting point of music could be the resultant of an inner process, a random a...

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Interview in fRoots, 2002

10/19/2002

Ian Kearey:You switched from classical piano to guitar at quite an early age. What were the reasons for this? Pierre Bensusan:Coincidence and neighbourhood. Also my father was a big Django Reinhartd fan and offered me a steel string guitar. Who were you listening to at the time? PB: Bach, Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Cat Stevens, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jony Mitchell, Simon & Garfunk...

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Interview in The Journal, 2002

10/19/2002

By David Whetstone for The Journal, The Morning Newspaper for the North East of England. David Whetstone: I loved the new album. Did you enjoy making it - and if so, why?  Pierre Bensusan: Thank you ! Oviously I did enjoy making it because a lot of these tunes have gone full circle from the writing to the playing mode on stage and touring. It was the right time to lay them down onto a recordin...

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Interview Keltika Magazine (Italy, 2002)

10/19/2002

Alfredo De Pietra: It may seem strange (I know your music since your first LP), but even if you are known since years as one of the best acoustic guitarists around, this seems to me your first "solo guitar" album. How did you arrive to this point?...even more, after a large using of electronic devices? Pierre Bensusan: I've almost always used the vocal element in most of my rec...

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Various English Translated Press

10/19/2002

Review of "Vividly" in Folkworld Magazine, Holland 2011 Interview Folk Bulletin (Italy, 2005) Interview Insound Magazine (Italy, 2005) Interview Keltika Magazine (Italy, 2002)

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Interview Double Bill Concert with John Renbourn (2002)

10/18/2002

INTERVIEW DOUBBLE BILL CONCERT WITH JOHN RENBOURN (USA) By Tucker Petertil for the Olympia Newspaper (WA-USA)Tucker Petertil:Will you be using any effects (Loops, etc...) in your Olympia performance? Pierre Bensusan:No, I've stopped one year ago to use any effect. Nowadays, my sound is a combo of mic in front of the sound hole and direct pick-up output, and the 2 only effects I use are reverb a...

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fRoots feature

10/24/2001

  

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