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AKIRA YAMAOKA - Interview in Spain at Play Fest
Composition and text: Elisa
Photo: Elisa

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Last weekend I travelled all the way to the town of Úbeda, Jaén, to interview the amazing Akira Yamaoka, composer of the "Silent Hill" sound tracks in person.

He was there to take part in the Play Fest event, an event that gathered lots of important personalities from the world of soundtracks between July 23rd and 29th 2012. Yamaoka also took part in an orchestrated concert that will also be covered in another article.

Akira is widely known for his soundtrack work in the "Silent Hill" games, as well as his amazing guitar skills, and I just had to take advantage of this chance to ask some questions. Many fans and readers of musicJAPANplus submitted their questions, and the following are the chosen ones.

Enjoy the interview!


- Have you ever thought about making a new solo album?

Yes, in fact, I am working on it. The music is obviously different from the usual "Silent Hill" music, and it should be released by the end of the year. I hope you will enjoy it.

- Are there any musical artists that inspire your soundtracks? Do you think you've been influenced by anyone in particular?

Trent Reznor, from NIN, is my main inspiration, both performing and in music style.

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