What do collaborators bring out in you — guys like Mark Bell, Thom Yorke, Timbaland, Antony ? Is it the physical combat, competition or the spiritual union ?

I don’t feed so much off competition. Union is definitely more interesting to me. No two people are ever going to be the same but I am curious about which aspects of two characters overlap… where the merge occurs. Sometimes physical, sometimes musical, sometimes ideological, sometimes spiritual ; sometimes a mix of all of the above. Every collaboration I’ve taken part in has felt quite different. Also, there’s very different work ethics at hand. I enjoy playing a different role each time ; sometimes the organized one, sometimes the innocent one, sometimes the impulsive one, sometimes the anarchic one, sometimes the nurturing one ; whatever the merge craves.

Harp Magazine, November 2007