Eri comes from Tokyo, Japan where she formed Gallhammer in 2003. She currently resides in Oslo, Norway and records and performs under the name Viviankrist.
Liles remixed a track for her album Cross Modulation – Bootleg Remixes which can be found here – Viviankrist
Her prolific electronics/noise/experimental works can be found here – Viviankrist – Bandcamp
1.) WHICH RECORD HAS HAD THE MOST PROFOUND INFLUENCE ON YOU?
I don’t know but I really love to listen to a Velvet Underground bootleg called “Great Banana”, since I was 14 years old. It’s still the most relaxing dope music for me.
2.) HOW MANY HOURS DO YOU SPEND A WEEK RECORDING/PLAYING/CREATING?
5 days a week, 1 hour each. After my daughter goes to sleep.
3.) WHICH OF YOUR OWN CREATIONS IS YOUR FAVOURITE?
I really don’t know. I liked Gallhammer stuff but also like Viviankrist things, too many of them.
4.) WHAT IS YOUR BIGGEST REGRET?
I didn’t speak English when I was working with Peaceville.
5.) WHAT DO YOU DO TO RELAX?
Recently, most likely meditation, walking in the woods and sleeping.
6.) OTHER THAN FRIENDS AND FAMILY WHAT IS YOUR MOST CHERISHED POSSESSION?
The most important thing is my family. I don’t have so many friends. I cherish my own time.
7.) TELL ME THREE OF YOUR HEROES/HEROINES?
I don’t have heroes but Madonna, Michael Jackson and David Bowie were my heroes when I was 8 years old.
8.) WHERE IS YOUR FAVOURITE PLACE IN THE WORLD?
9.) IF YOU DIDN’T HAVE YOUR ART WHAT OCCUPATION DO YOU THINK YOU WOULD BE DOING?
I would like to design toilets.
10.) IF THERE IS ONE THING THAT YOU WOULD WANT THE WORLD TO KNOW ABOUT YOU THAT YOU HAVE NEVER CONVEYED IN AN INTERVIEW BEFORE WHAT WOULD THAT BE?
Hmmmm. I am really happy with my family.