Gotye, interviewed by Graham Dodsworth

Title:
Gotye, interviewed by Graham Dodsworth
Category:
NFSA ID:
1102142
Year:
2013
Courtesy:
NFSA
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In this interview recorded for the NFSA's Oral History Program, Wouter ‘Wally’ De Backer, better known as Gotye, briefly outlines his Belgian ancestry, his gradual awareness of his artistic abilities, the formation of Melbourne bands Downstares and The Basics, and his rapid rise to international prominence via a determined internet presence. He describes various musical keyboards, recording software and life experiences that contributed to the creation of his popular state-of-the-art media compositions, as well as some of the strategies utilised to promote his works via the internet, including social media such as YouTube.