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"I see myself as a translator of the world surrounding us, creating bridges between cultural and individual differences, and hopefully giving all of us the hope to live and to be courageous searching and accepting who we truly are"

 

Motoko Honda

 

 

Artist Statement

 

I believe Music is like Life itself, inherently unpredictable and often surprising, and at its best when breathing freely and carving its own path. The communal experience of perceiving sounds as Music can create universal and timeless connections and allows us to transcend our human nature.  Music reveals our true nature, and the act of creating music is the most humbling experience, sharing indiscriminately our flaws, wonders, torments, and joys. And the process of creating and experiencing Music can bring us together regardless of cultural, linguistic, and artistic differences and correlates to universal Life.

 

My artistic sense began developing early in my childhood as I was constantly making up songs about anything I saw and experienced.  When I began my piano studies, the song making explorations transferred over to my instrument playing and I started improvising deeply personal and emotional piano music.  Despite my early enthusiasm, the road to master my instrument has been long and hard (and still ongoing). Learning to control the piano and express your emotions with precision requires endless effort and practice. Still, my early creative experimentations and life experiences helped shape my musical identity.
 
Throughout my life, music has allowed me to break through the walls of my surroundings and envision previously unattainable perspectives.  I embrace my instrument and challenge its limitations by using nontraditional techniques, not just for experimentation’s sake but to better express my feelings and emotions.

 

   My music is not meant to be grandiose nor dazzling but rather a simple reflection of what I am experiencing each moment in my unpredictable life.  I see myself as a translator of the world surrounding us, creating bridges between cultural and individual differences, and hopefully giving all of us hope for a better life and the courage to search and accept our true nature.