Share in this series of intimate conversations between two artists, as they discuss how, when and where they met, and the effect their meeting has had on their creative processes. Organic and unfiltered, this series of heart-to-hearts offers deep and playful new perspectives on works presented at the 2015 Castlemaine State Festival.
Julien Poulson and Channthy Thy
Channthy (Thy) and I met in a Phnom Penh beer garden. I gave her my headset mix of Cambodian music and her face lit up in surprise that a foreigner would have all her old favourite songs. She then showed me a 60s go-go dance, the kind once famous in Prince Norodom Sihanouk’s ‘Golden Era’ of Cambodian music and cinema. Thy and I got a gig to perform together and we figured out about four songs, and just played them over and over. By the end of the night we’d assembled a band from the audience at the Alley Cat. We became known as the Cambodian Space Project (CSP) and just got busier and busier taking us on an improbable, undulating orbit around the planet — it’s a psychedelic trip! (Julien Poulson)