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Shinji Miyazaki J-Pop Exchange Exclusive Radio Interview

Shinji Miyazaki
J-Pop Exchange
Exclusive Radio Interview

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If you do not mind, please tell us something about where you were born and where you grew up.  Was it in a large city or a smaller town?

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 anime?

Please tell us about the scoring process behind a production such as Pokémon.  How does the process for television and movie production compare?

Where in the process do you, as a composer, become involved?  Do you get to see the animation ahead of time?  Does it differ depending upon whether it is a television or movie production?

How do you feel when you actually see it?

Are there particular instruments that you prefer to use in your compositions or orchestrations?  For example, I have noticed your use of the alto glockenspiel…

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

What is the difference between theme songs and background music?

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

Is there anything you would like to talk about that we have not discussed thus far?

Can you give us any hints about some of the themes you’re working on for the newest Pokémon movie in Japan? 

Is there anything you would like to say? A message for your American listeners?