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I understand. I built an electronic music song just using Public Enemy samples…So what’s on the horizon? I heard rumours of a Miles Davis film. That’s a bit far off in the distance, because we’re writing right now. I’ve had the opportunity to sit with Miles Davis’ French lover, Juliette Gréco. She’s in her eighties. The story we’re telling is through her eyes. My screenwriting partner and I have been working on that. What’s next for me is a film I’m doing called Aujourd’hui. I’ll be shooting that in Senegal this spring. Aujourd’hui as in the French for today?

explore in every individual. I think we acknowledge that through the compliments we give someone when they master a craft, whatever it may be, maybe engineering, but if someone’s really done it well, we go, wow, they’ve made an art of it. So yeah, I think everybody has an artistic side to them, which has a lot to do with the faith you’ve developed in your intuitive process, with your gut. Some people don’t trust their gut. It’s hard to explore that creative side without trusting your gut. It’s not commonly encouraged to trust your gut. We’re more encouraged to cultivate the frontal lobe of our brain.

Today, exactly, yeah. I’m super excited to make this film with a French director named Alain Gomis. I’m studying my ass off cuz the film is in French. It’s in Wolof. The film is actually written in four or five different languages. It’s pretty crazy.

Exactly. I’m one of those who believe that your relationship with your gut and your intuition is the most important relationship you can develop on this planet.

Is everyone an artist?

Magic comes from reality. And what’s great is reality comes from magic.

I think everyone has the capacity to explore that side of themselves. I think there is artistic territory to

Is that where magic comes from?

Saul Williams’ new album, Volcanic Sunlight, will be released in Spring 2011 by Sony France.

For more information on Saul, visit www.SaulWilliams.com or follow him on twitter (@SaulWilliams)

photos courtesy of Sony France

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