Sting: Q&A Part Two
By Oracle OpenWorld Blog Staff on Sep 01, 2011
His Thoughts on Innovation and the Future
With Oracle OpenWorld only about a month away, we decided to check in with Sting, who will be performing at the Oracle Appreciation Event on October 5. Earlier this year, Sting was kind enough to answer some of our questions, and now he answers a couple more:
How important is innovation in your career as a musician?
I feel as though constant exploration keeps me from being pigeonholed into any one type of genre or sound. For me, music is all about the element of surprise. It's crucial for me to constantly grow and adapt as an artist. I remember working on the album Nothing Like The Sun in the late 80’s, and it was the first digital recording I had done. I was asking the machines to do things that hadn’t really been invented yet and think I gave the engineers white hair! But in the end, I was quite pleased with the outcome.
What’s in the future for Sting?
It’s hard to believe that this year marks the 25th anniversary of my solo career and to commemorate this, we’re putting together a special box set comprised of material from the past 25 years. I felt like an archeologist in a way, sifting through 25 years of music, photos and memories. It's been a very reflective process and I’m excited to share the end result with my fans.
In terms of what comes next, I think it’s important that I continue to learn and take risks. My audience has come to expect the unexpected, and I like to keep them guessing. I’m a very curious person, open to all possibilities.