Top Quotes by Jim Coleman

By | May 9, 2016

But in my college years it got to the point where my friends and I didn’t do anything without consuming a massive amount of alcohol before we went anywhere or did anything, and you know that.

Jim Coleman

I actually went to film school and was making experimental films for a short time, so it wasn’t such a leap.

Jim Coleman

I guess professionally it began when Hal Hartley used some music of mine in his film The Unbelievable Truth.

Jim Coleman

With Frat House, at times I needed to make music that would reflect what these fraternity brothers might actually listen to, but still keep it within the realm of a score; it still had to lead the viewer through the scene, or just help create the mood.

Jim Coleman

But that’s something that I like about scoring film: it makes me reach out of the parameters of my self, it requires me to do things musically that I wouldn’t normally do left to my own devices.

Jim Coleman

And I think that I’d be a natural for scoring horror movies.

Jim Coleman

But things can happen in a band, or any type of collaboration, that would not otherwise happen.

Jim Coleman

And when that’s working, the sum can be greater than the parts.

Jim Coleman

Also, differences of opinion can be creatively stimulating as well as frustrating.

Jim Coleman

I think that one of the strengths of Cop Shoot Cop lay in the different, and at times, clashing personalities, Ideally, I want to have both ways of working in my life.

Jim Coleman

But Contra la Puerta was done mostly in the opposite way, starting with sounds and melodies.

Jim Coleman

In scoring, I usually start with a sound or group of sounds, searching out what feels right.

Jim Coleman

When I recorded Contra la Puerta, I never really thought out doing the material live. Mostly because I haven’t really seen any electronic music performed live in an interesting way.

Jim Coleman

For electronica music, David Linton has been doing this series called Unity Gain, which is pretty cool.

Jim Coleman

As a kid, I used to go see all the jazz players, Oscar Peterson, Stan Kenton, Dave Brubeck, Dizzy Gillespe.

Jim Coleman

I do remember being in high school and trying to go to an Outlaws concert, but I was too drunk and ended up in trouble with the police at some truck stop on 95 in Connecticut.

Jim Coleman

So, through playing with Cop I realized that there is a potentially interested audience out in the world.

Jim Coleman

First, I’m trying to edit down about 7 hours of material which I made prior to the Cop days and find some way to get it out. This stuff is pretty out there, mostly sonic collages and tape manipulations.

Jim Coleman

I’m from all over the Northeast.

Jim Coleman

I grew up outside of DC, New York state, and Connecticut.

Jim Coleman

Yes, I was forced to take piano lessons for 8 years as a child.

Jim Coleman

Then I took 8 years of French Horn, first jazz, and then classical.

Jim Coleman

And I definitely have an affinity with the piano.

Jim Coleman

I don’t think I really know just how cool Satan really was when I was in Junior High School. Now, thanks to Marilyn Manson, it’s no longer a secret.

Jim Coleman

I like to think that my finest hour is still ahead of me, so I can look forward rather than look backward.

Jim Coleman

If the finest hour is now, then I’ll always be in it.

Jim Coleman

Unfortunately, however, I have too many desires to make a good Buddhist.

Jim Coleman

I’ve had a lot of highs in my life and a lot of lows, some pivotal experiences, and in ways I feel like I’ve already lived a couple of lives.

Jim Coleman

I’m just like you, only I’m different because I’m me.

Jim Coleman

And I don’t know where I’m heading. I mean, I’ve got a pretty good idea of what I want in life.

Jim Coleman

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