Yesterday @arturia_official came to my home studio to talk about my #matrixbrute . I could have gone on forever since this synth is my wife, my puppy, my partner, my go-to tool, my confident, my ally and i am so madly in love with it. It was so good to be able to talk (finally!) about creative process and workflow. I was still very anxious, bc tho i don’t see myself as a technical person and fully unapologetically embrace it, in this industry, it’s a double edge sword. Coming from history of art where i was required to accumulate an exhaustive encyclopedic knowledge that ended up killing my love for it, when it came to music i voluntarily took the opposite approach and promised myself to keep things intuitive and playful. I’ve never read a single manual. I’m not saying that’s the right way to do it, just that it’s mine. But as women are under constant scrutiny about their technical skills, that approach is risky. Being the only woman in that interview series, my main fear is people seeing it and using it to bash my entire sisterhood as incapable, based on my own take on music making when some of the biggest tech nerds i know are my sisters @_noncompliant_ @octoocta , @vtss.pl or @alusiva. It’s always hard « representing » a supposedly homogeneous group when all our different personalities, background and journey make us individuals. But i hope that my honesty regarding my own creative process and ways to make a tool and a practice your own, will at least open up horizons and break that intimidating image of hardware for anyone who wants to try their hands on music making but fear all those knobs and features and depth of complexities. There are millions of way to create, in fact just as many ways to create as there are creators, and as long as you follow what feels right for you and keep pleasure at the center of your practice, who cares if you do hardware or VSTs, use #Ableton or #fruityloop , spend nights binging on Youtube tutorials or stumble upon solutions by fiddling around. Don’t let anyone tell you how to do you. As long as you follow your own voice and trust your instinct, your way to create will be the right way cos it will be yours.