INTERVIEW: ELECTRONIC PRODUCER JIMMY EDGAR ON SPIRITUALITY IN ART, BERLIN & NYC, AND MUSIC AS VIBRATION
By Georgette Bibber | Published on Vanyaland.com
Before the inaugural Shake! show with the prolific and creative Jimmy Edgar, Georgette Bibber sent Jimmy a variety of questions. The conversation ranges in topics from running his label Ultramajic, collaborating with Pilar Zeta, performing at Output in Brooklyn, NYC, and the inspiration behind his sound.
“Georgette: Your most recent release, Saline, is third in a series of element-themed releases. What was this inspiration behind this & how have those themes been reflected through the music?”
“Jimmy: My last 3 EPs are based on mental alchemy. A topic that deserves its own interview. Music is vibration & the elements have these same vibrational qualities. It’s things like this that I notice the more I meditate. I am really into meditation & finding deeper meaning & symbolism into things. All you have to do is be open to explore these worlds that otherwise are covered by daily distraction. It’s a tough discipline but worth it.”
“Georgette: You talk a lot about spirituality — how does this influence your art?”
“Jimmy: It allows me to cut through all the bullshit & really get what I want without distraction, you get more in touch with yourself. So many techniques but one I like to use is imagining a door with a neon sign above it that says “ideas” or “creativity” or anything you want. You meditate on walking through the door & just having a look around, what do you see? You just entered the fourth/fifth (not agreed upon) dimensional realm of creativity & it’s yours to do whatever you please.”