Richard Skelton is an English musician. Over the past seventeen years he has recorded over fifty albums and EPs of music. A DIY advocate, most of his music has been self-released, either via Sustain-Release (2005-2011) or Corbel Stone Press (2009+). An online archive of most of this work is maintained at aeolian.bandcamp.com
We are delighted to announce Richard Skleton will be performing live at our Kiezsalon season opening, which features 4 premieres, over two days at the historic Zionskirche in Berlin.
1. What is the biggest inspiration for your music?
There’s no inspiration. It’s just there, under the skin, like blood, or cartilege.
2. How and when did you get into making music?
I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t always trying to make music.
3. What are 5 of your favourite albums of all time?
I don’t have favourites, but I tend not to like the usual suspects.
4. What do you associate with Berlin?
Wings of Desire, Cabaret, Zabriskie Books, Basic Channel.
5. What’s your favourite place in your town?
I live in the countryside. There are some nice fields.
6. If there was no music in the world, what would you do instead?
7. What was the last record/music you bought?
Gottfried Finger, Complete Music for Viola da Gamba Solo
8. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
9. What was your best gig (as performer or spectator)?
Supporting Philip Jeck, Michaela Grill & Karl Lemieux in Montreal in 2014 was pretty special. We were ill and dosed up on flu medicine. Perhaps that’s why watching Karl Lemieux’s projections felt like an out-of-body experience.
10. How important is technology to your creative process?
Technology is my creative process.
11. Do you have siblings and how do they feel about your career/art?