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Michiru Yamane (山根 ミチル) J-Pop Exchange Exclusive Interview

Michiru Yamane
J-Pop Exchange
Exclusive Radio Interview

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Conversation & Questions:

Hi Ms. Yamane, thank you for taking the time to speak with us…

Did your interest in music begin in your childhood?  How did you become interested in music?

Please tell us about your musical studies and training. 

How and when did you decide to pursue a career in music?  Was it always your intention to pursue a career in music?

Can you give us some insight into your writing process?  When you compose music, how do you progress from inspiration to creation?

Who are your musical influences?

What music do you listen to?

How did you become involved with composing music for videogames?

Please tell us about the scoring process behind a production such as Castlevania.  Where in the process do you, as a composer, become involved?

Are there particular instruments that you prefer to use in your compositions or orchestrations?

Of all of the background music you have composed for the Castlevania series, are there any particular pieces that stand out as favorites or have a particular significance for you?

Have you ever considered releasing a CD comprised entirely of your own work?

Do you have any current or upcoming projects that you would like to talk about?

In conclusion, is there anything you would like to talk about that we have not discussed thus far?  (Michiru Yamane talks about the recent Earthquake and Tsunami in Japan)

Thank you again for taking time out of your busy schedule to speak with us.