How much of the form of LISm was a necessity of the choreography?
LISm is freestyle with a choreographic background or ideas to bring on stage. Everything was very free; it came by itself after listening to the recorded instruments and building up sound collages with techno beats. The pleasure of arrangement arose through emotions and feelings. I wanted to create a surprising soundtrack showing different shades of music. "Drama Per Musica" was with script, stage timing and reading texts on stage. For LISM, I took the best parts out, transformed them and added new ones, also my vocals. The result is a completely different story.
How much did LISm evolve from its original context as a dance piece to the version on record?
I was also very free to compose what I wanted for "Drama Per Musica"; only some industrial noises were given from Alexander Roccoli. LISm is a very personal story with all the ideas flying around in my head brought together to tell one story, my story of the moment.
Were the words used in this piece personal choices, or based on the dance?
All the lyrics for LISm are new. "Falling" is a very interesting word for me… to let go due to drugs or love, to relax or to fall in life, feeling that everything is broke. It is kind of normal you only have to get up and to go on, as simple as it sounds. Life is like this. "Dreaming of you" means that I am a dreamer and it will never stop, dreamer forever.
The press photos and cover for this album show you submerged in water. How does that relate to the theme of the album?
To fall, to glide into water and to immerse was the idea. When I did the soundtrack, I felt like immersing myself into something, into music, to concentrate only on music without thinking of anything else.