Kate Moran: “What is on the radio scares me”

Muse of Yann Gonzalez on the big screen and Pascal Rambert on the boards, Kate Moran is a versatile artist who has practiced dance in New York and modeled. The Franco-American also made featurings for M83. In March, she will be at the Maison de la poésie, in Paris for a literary concert, “Fleuve Kate”.

What’s the first record you bought as a teenager with your own money?

The Velvet Underground and Nico, the one with the banana.

Where do you prefer to listen to music?

In my living room.

Your favorite way to listen to music?

The vinyl turntable. I have always had a lot of records at home.

The last record you bought?

Kate Bush, The Kick Inside, in a flea market.

Do you listen to music while you work?

Yes. For certain pieces, the music can inspire me to find movements, to capture the right universe. David Bowie is good for that.

The song that you are ashamed to listen to with pleasure?

With my sister, we often sing Dolly Parton… It’s a little shameful (laughs).

The record that everyone loves and hates?

A lot of things on the radio and when I’m in a taxi, it scares me a bit.

The drive you need to survive on a desert island?

The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars de David Bowie.

Which record cover do you want to frame at home like a work of art?

I have the vinyl Horses by Patti Smith on display in my living room.

A record you would like to hear at your funeral?

I came to tell you that I am leaving from Gainsbourg.

Do you know what the metal drone is?

Yeah, but I don’t really listen to it. I’m more of a “drone punk”.

Your best concert?

I was in 2016 at the 80th birthday of Pierre Boulez in New York, at Carnegie Hall. It was very touching. And Cat Power in a very small room when it was just starting out in the East Village.

Do you prefer records or live music?

I love both. With the year we have just lived, I miss the live a lot.

Your favorite musical film?

All That Jazz by Bob Fosse. When I first saw it, I fantasized about this New York art dance scene.

What is the record that you share with the person who accompanies you in life?

Astral Weeks of Van Morrison.

The last record you listened to on repeat?

Johnny Cash, At San Quentin.

The song that makes you mad with rage?

Hits of our time which seem a little silly… like those of certain boy bands.

The group you would have liked to be part of?

Bikini Kill! Listening to this group, you necessarily felt badass. And obviously I would have wanted to be the singer, Kathleen Hanna. Besides, who doesn’t want to be her?

The song that always makes you cry?

The voice of Nina Simone.


David Michel

His fetish titles

IGOR Stravinsky The Rite of Spring (1913)

David Bowie Life on Mars (1971)

Betty Davis Anti Love Song (1973)

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