INTERVIEW WITH FUZJKO ON WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC RADIO/NPR RADIO

INTERVIEW WITH FUZJKO ON WEST VIRGINIA PUBLIC RADIO/NPR RADIO
Pianist Fujiko Hemming hated playing the piano when she was a kid. She liked to paint, but her mother thought that she’d have a better career as a piano teacher.
When Hemming started to lose her hearing at the age of 16, she didn’t worry too much about how it would affect her as a musician. She took the money meant for a doctor’s appointment and spent it on going to see American movies instead.
Even now, as a musician who spent two years of her life completely unable to hear, she doesn’t dwell on regretting her youthful folly. Instead, she told me that she appreciates the view of the rest of the world that the movies gave her.
Listen to our interview, and you’ll hear what I mean:
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