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VIRE: Profile + Interview

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VIRE: Interview

 

The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Michelle Ferrari

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

I am a musician who writes and records songs.  Making music consumes most of my waking life.  With VIRE I’ve be able to interpret this music into a live setting with my drum kit and a looping sampler setup.

Why do you do what you do?

Creating and playing music is what gets me through the day.  I do it because I enjoy it more than anything else.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

I’ve been playing in bands and making solo music in my bedroom for many, many years.  I’ve been doing this since I was teen.  At a certain point I realized no one would hear all of the solo stuff I’d recorded unless I figured out a way to perform it live.  That led me into a long experimentation period of figuring out how to bring this music into a live setting.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

With regards to VIRE the toughest thing to overcome was the fear of performing on stage without fellow band mates.  There’s no one else to rely on, there’s no one there to pick up the slack if you’re not playing well.  The thing that helped me overcome that was just doing it.  Forcing myself into performing alone and coming out the other side.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

I have many inspirations; family, friends, musicians, filmmakers…I can’t say whether I’ve inspired anyone else directly. 

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

Not having back up gear.  Always have back up gear.  Most of my musical gear relies on technology working properly.  Sometimes, it fails to function correctly.  This has happened to me, so I’ve learned to bring back up gear.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I just released a video for “Human Contact”.  More tours are in the works as well as another single to be released in the coming months.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

“Do want you love until it kills you” – variation on what Bukowski said

 

VIRE: Profile

 

Full name

Phil Wilson

Age

It’s just a numbers game.

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Kingsville, Ontario, Canada

Where you live now? (city, country)

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Kingsville, Ontario, Canada

First Language?

English

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Film Editing / Write, Record, Play Music

How long have you been doing it?

Many Years

Fav Song

Too many to list

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Nirvana, Fugazi, Battles, NIN, Justice, Bocelli, Dre, RZA, Tortoise…This could go on forever

Fav Movie

Too many to list

Fav Clothing brand

Value Village

Fav Visual artist/photographer/videographer/Dancer/choreographer

Yasumasa Morimura

Fav Sport to watch

Olympic Ping Pong

Fav Sport to play

Ping Pong

 

 

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