ROBIN RIMBAUD



Your favourite virtue ::
Compassion

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
Intelligence, good humour, sensitivity, honesty, humbleness, tolerance, cleanliness, good shoes

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
Intelligence, good manners, humour, warmth, sensitivity, femininity, cleanliness, freshly washed hair

Your favourite occupation ::
Helicopter pilot

Your idea of happiness ::
A quiet place with an expanse of light, all the books and music that I require and fine company

Your idea of misery ::
A dark confined waiting room, with no watch, no timetable, nothing to do

If not yourself, who would you be ::
the slighly slimmer, more sensitive looking person in the mirror

Where would you like to live ::
New Mexico

Your favourite colour and flower ::
Yellow and sunflower

Your favourite prose authors ::
B S Johnson, Samuel Beckett, Paul Auster, Georges Perec, Joan Didion

Your favourite poets ::
Robert Lowell, E.E. Cummings, Emily Dickinson, John Donne, Dylan Thomas, Simon Armitage

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
Stephen Hero,

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Mrs Dalloway

Your favourite painters and composers ::
Brueghel, Bosch, John Martin, John Dowland, Arvo Part, Max Richter, J.S. Bach, Sebastien Tellier, Tricky, Burnt Friedman

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
Those that care without ego, who battle on

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
Those that care, without ego, who love selflessly

What characters in history do you most dislike ::
I decline. A negative use of energy

Your favourite food and drink ::
Lentils and rice. Cranberry juice

Your favourite names ::
Clapantha, Audrey, Maudlin

Your pet aversion ::
Anything with fur, I'm extremely allergic

The reform which you most estimate ::
Connections between people, digital technology, overwhelmingly so

The gift of the nature which I would like to have ::
To fly with the delicacy of a butterfly

How I would like to die ::
With dignity, with those that I love around me

What is your present state of mind ::
Focused, taught, energetic

For what fault have you most toleration ::
Indeterminacy

Your favourite motto ::
Dulce et decorum est

22 décembre 2006

Scanner - British artist Robin Rimbaud traverses the experimental terrain between sound, space, image and form, creating absorbing, multi-layered sound pieces that twist technology in unconventional ways

As well as producing compositions and audio CDs, his diverse body of work includes soundtracks for films, performances, radio, and site-specific intermedia installations. He has performed and created works in many of the world’s most prestigious spaces including SFMOMA USA, Hayward Gallery London, Pompidou Centre Paris, Kunsthalle Vienna, Hanoi Opera House Vietnam, Bolshoi Theatre Moscow, Tate Modern London and the Royal Opera House London.

He doesn't drink alcohol, tea, coffee, smoke or watch TV but he does have an addiction to fresh bread and milk, and has kept a diary every day since he was 12 years old, never missing a daily entry.

Website :: Scannerdot

:: the questionnaire is based on the original "questionnaire of marcel proust", created by antoinette faure around 1890

OLIVIER UMHAUER



Your favourite virtue ::
The endurance

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
inventiveness, elegance

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
elegance, inventiveness

Your favourite occupation ::
to evaluate

Your idea of happiness ::
to find the correct respiration

Your idea of misery ::
taboo question

If not yourself, who would you be ::
somebody else

Where would you like to live ::
where the reception is pleasant

Your favourite colour and flower ::
My favourite flower ? Coffee tree blossom,
and my colour is the one of Joao Gilberto

Your favourite prose authors ::
André Suares, Léo Pérutz, Itsuo Tsuda, Barbey d'Aurevilly, Alexandre Zinoviev, Léon Bloy, Oscar Wilde, Georges Steiner, Simone Weill, Bernanos, Flaubert, Saint-Simon, Shakespeare, Berlioz, Elie Faure

Your favourite poets ::
La Fontaine, Céline, Genet, Verlaine, Marie Huot, Desbordes-Valmore,Von Hofmannsthal, Hölderlin, Pessoa

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
Men

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Women

Your favourite painters and composers ::
Bach, Soul, Klee, Schubert, Dalerci, Mahler, Rothko, Pergolese, Ravel, Motherwell, Soulages, Vermeer, Hindemith, Poulenc,

Your favourite heroes, heroines, in real life ::
Those not prisoners of their gregarious instincts, those assuming their happiness, those conquering the
smile inside

What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
I've got no energy to waste in disliking

Your favourite food and drink ::
passion fruit, water and wine

Your favourite names ::
Sesame

Your pet aversion ::
Rat

The reform which you most estimate ::
I 'm asking myself...

The gift of the nature which I would like to have ::
To be

How I would like to die ::
As usual

What is your present state of mind ::
Work in progress

For what fault have you most toleration ::
The off-side

Your favourite motto :
A+bon sang (en français dans le texte)

15 décembre 2006

Olivier Umhauer is Photographer, author of songs, and currently living in Cherbourg - France

Blog :: Olivier Umhauer

Portrait by Didier Soul

:: the questionnaire is based on the original "questionnaire of marcel proust", created by antoinette faure around 1890

DANIEL MAZE















Your favourite virtue ::
discipline (I wish I had more of it)

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
honesty, modesty

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
charm, humour

Your favourite occupation ::
music - soundtrack composing,solo works,arranging and producing

Your idea of happiness ::
family, creative productivity, peace of mind.

Your idea of misery ::
fear, depression, illness

If not yourself, who would you be ::
I can't possibly imagine being someone else - I just want to be me, although
perhaps with a little more money.

Where would you like to live ::
Barbados

Your favourite colour and flower ::
orange, sunflower

Your favourite prose authors ::
Hunter S Thompson

Your favourite poets ::
RG Anstey

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
Kojak,Captain Haddock

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Foxy Brown

Your favourite painters and composers ::
Franz Kline,Mark Rothko,Alex Colville,Jackson Pollock,Alexander Calder,Lalo
Schifrin,Miles Davis,Robert Wyatt

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
the genuinely unselfish ones who actually care about people - believe me
they can be hard to find.

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
mothers

What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
racists,power hungry political leaders

Your favourite food and drink ::
oriental and greek food, coffee, exotic teas, gin

Your favourite names ::
Milosh, Vladimir, Klaus, Silas, Philemon (names for pets - past and future)

Your pet aversion ::
snakes,rats,tarantulas

The reform which you most estimate ::
cure for all known disease

The gift of the nature which I would like to have ::
gift of the gab

How I would like to die ::
old with peace of mind and with my boots on

What is your present state of mind ::
I dunno - anxiety I think, maybe its the coffee

For what fault have you most toleration ::
eccentric behaviour

Your favourite motto ::
"Monkeys!"

1er décembre 2006

Daniel is musician and currently lives in Vancouver.
Besides his solo recordings, he arranges and produces other artists,
as well as composing music for film.

Website :: Daniel Maze

:: the questionnaire is based on the original "questionnaire of marcel proust", created by antoinette faure around 1890

JUERGEN RIEGER (PolarProject)















Your favourite virtue ::
passion, reliability and to be in a good mood

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
honesty, reliability.

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
honesty, reliability.

Your favourite occupation ::
sitting in front of my computer, creating new sounds and bring them together in my sequencer.
listening to electronic music. watching a good movie.
sitting in front of my computer, creating new pictures with photoshop and painter.

Your idea of happiness ::
only to do things I love.

Your idea of misery ::
war. global warming. chopping down the rainforest. fur coats.

If not yourself, who would you be ::
no one else, my time is running fast and there are so many things I haven't done.

Where would you like to live ::
right here where I live now, where all my family and friends surrounding me,
with just a little more sun from february to november.

Your favourite colour and flower ::
all colours, even a rainy day in november. sunflowers and the bloom of all cactuses.

Your favourite prose authors ::
Edgar Allan Poe, Charles Dickens, Agatha Christie, sir Arthur Conan Doyle (I love Sherlock Holmes) and J.R.R. Tolkien.

Your favourite poets ::
Roger Waters, Bob Dylan, Neil Young

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
Spiderman, Robocop and Frodo Beutlin.

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Lara Croft, Galadriel, Padmé Amidala and her child princess Leia.

Your favourite painters and composers ::
all artists of the impressionism period, graffiti painters, Andy Warhol and many more... .
John Williams (the "star wars" and the "jaws" compositions are incredible), Jean-Michel Jarre, Roger Waters and David Gilmour, Richie Hawtin, Kraftwerk and many more... .

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
doctors without borders and all people spending their free time helping other people.

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
doctors without borders and all people spending their free time helping other people.

What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
dictators

Your favourite food and drink ::
all kind of italian food, wine and wheat beer.

Your favourite names ::
a name means nothing. the person in front of me or at the end of an e-mail-line somewhere round the globe is important.

Your pet aversion ::
flies, gnats, all kind of insects.

The reform which you most estimate ::
the internet, talk to people and friends all over the world via e-mail, vst-instruments.

The gift of the nature which I would like to have ::
I'm alive, and I can express myself in music and pictures. that's gift enough.

How I would like to die ::
very old and silent in my sleep, watching a light at the end of the tunnel.

What is your present state of mind ::
concentrated on my projects for the future. trust in future.

For what fault have you most toleration ::
craziness.

Your favourite motto ::
never give up and enjoy every minute of your life.

22 novembre 2006

Juergen Rieger (aka PolarProject) is living in a small town near Frankfurt/Main in Germany.
He studied grafik-design in the middle of the 90's and is working now as a free designer and musician.

Polarproject is the first solo-project by Juergen and based on a more conceptual work.

Juergen is part of the two projects "sternenspringer" and "systemton", with Gerd Neusser.
They both have developed a lot of contributions added to different compilations and special remixes for friends. Several releases are to be found on tonatom and inoquo as well.

Juergen is also coordinator of the fresh netlabel :: clear-cut-records, label for minimal moments.

Website :: PolarProject
Website :: Sternenspringer
Website :: Systemon

Label :: clear-cut-records

:: the questionnaire is based on the original "questionnaire of marcel proust", created by antoinette faure around 1890

ROBERT HENKE















Your favourite virtue ::
Passion, dedication

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
Humor, reliability

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
Passion, humor, intelligence, self-confidence, reliability

Your favourite occupation ::
Is maybe not composing music - often enough a painful and slow process. My favourite occupation is having sex, sex with persons I love. Or writing software.

Your idea of happiness ::
Being satisfied with my work, being together with people, with lovers and friends, eating and drinking in a good small (french) restaurant i just discovered.

Your idea of misery ::
War, severe illness.

If not yourself, who would you be ::
A slightly more self confident me and slightly more gifted computer musician.

Where would you like to live ::
Berlin, which should be a place close to the bavarian alps, close to an occean and with tropical climate.

Your favourite colour and flower ::
Colour : RGB
Flowers : all of them. if I had the money and space I would live and work in a botanical garden.

Your favourite prose authors ::
No particular favourite, the list would be way too long.

Your favourite poets ::
Uhm... none. Poetry does not touch me.

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
Arthur Philip Dent, Archibald Tuttle,...

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Ripley of course.

Your favourite painters and composers ::
This list will be endless.... mentioning only some of them would be unfair against the other ones.....

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
Everyone who is acting responsible for this planet without making a big deal out of it.

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
Everyone who is acting responsible for this planet without making a big deal out of it.

What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
The usual suspects inlcuding G.W.B. who will hopefully soon become history as a politician. Which will not change much anyway.

Your favourite food and drink :: Almost all food, if it is done with dedication. Eating good food comes very close to having good sex or writing good music. Very essential occupation. Writing this makes me want to drink good wine now.

Your favourite names ::
A name is just a tag, it has no quality of its own. If you stare long enough at the names "monolake" or "Robert Henke" on record covers they start to look nice. Same goes for repeating them often enough in discussions, especially after favourite food and drinks...

Your pet aversion ::
Dogs smell, I have an allergic reaction against cats, and the bite of an australian bull ant before starting a concert is an experience I do not need a second time. But hey, these are not pets, are they?

The reform which you most estimate ::
The ability to communicate with friends around this globe using modern technologies

The gift of the nature which I would like to have ::
uhm,... a lot more musicallity, is this maybe possible please ? Plus more self confidence....

How I would like to die ::
Very old, happy, surrounded by friends, at home, in peace with my life.

What is your present state of mind ::
Slightly stressed because of too much work, slightly to less satisfied with the quality of my musical work. But in general I feel better and better with the years, becoming more and more relaxed in a lot of ways.

For what fault have you most toleration ::
Insecurity

Your favourite motto ::
"every relationship is based on trust"

8 novembre 2006

Robert Henke is a musician and music software developer and runs a very smal record label. He lives and works in Berlin and Kreuzberg.

website :: Monolake

Photography by Ulf Bueschleb

:: the questionnaire is based on the original "questionnaire of marcel proust", created by antoinette faure around 1890

LOSCIL















Your favourite virtue ::
humility

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
honesty, trust

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
trust, honesty

Your favourite occupation ::
playing, composing or listening to music

Your idea of happiness ::
hearing my daughter laugh

Your idea of misery ::
losing a loved one

If not yourself, who would you be ::
my cat

Where would you like to live ::
the far north

Your favourite colour and flower ::
i like grey - orchid

Your favourite prose authors ::
Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Your favourite poets ::
Leonard Cohen

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
Aquaman

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Charlie's angels

Your favourite painters and composers ::
Miro, Arvo Part

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
David Suzuki

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
my partner Krista

What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
Hitler

Your favourite food and drink ::
french fries and beer

Your favourite names ::
Sadie, Emma, Lucy, Krista

Your pet aversion ::
Spiders ?

The reform which you most estimate ::
(if i understand correctly) solving global warming

The gift of the nature which I would like to have ::
hockey ability

How I would like to die ::
old, in my sleep

What is your present state of mind ::
relatively content

For what fault have you most toleration ::
frustration

Your favourite motto ::
Be Prepared.

26 octobre 2006

Scott Morgan (Loscil) resides in Vancouver

Website :: Loscil

Photography by Mark Mushet

:: the questionnaire is based on the original "questionnaire of marcel proust", created by antoinette faure around 1890

cHristian negre i walzcak / Applejux - Applezup





















Your favourite virtue ::
restlessness

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
intelligence

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
intelligence

Your favourite occupation ::
living

Your idea of happiness ::
it depends on the situation...

Your idea of misery ::
an unwanted state of mind

If not yourself, who would you be ::
a weather forecaster.

Where would you like to live ::
i'm happy here.

Your favourite colour and flower ::
maybe orange, maybe orchid.

Your favourite prose authors ::
paul auster or philip roth.

Your favourite poets ::
marcel duchamp.

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
monty cantsin.

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
karen elliot.

Your favourite painters and composers ::
there are many.

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
karlos arguiñano.

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
anyday city outskirt woman.

What characters in history do you most dislike ::
most of them, history is unfair.

Your favourite food and drink ::
maybe cod. tea.

Your favourite names ::
roger and ferran, my two sons.

Your pet aversion ::
any wild locked.

The reform which you most estimate ::
greed should be limited.

The gift of the nature which I would like to have ::
time.

How I would like to die ::
quick.

What is your present state of mind ::
concentrated.

For what fault have you most toleration ::
sorry, can't answer this one.

Your favourite motto ::
have a nice day too!

23 octobre 2006

"cHristian negre i walzcak is one of those restless personalities who spreads his activities around the net. soulfull dj, netlabel owner, high school teacher, common daddy, electronic music journalist, netaudio activist, sincere technocrat, cuisine enthusiast, unsatisfied ecologist, socially clumsy... these are some suitable tags for a brief definition."
Rosalie Trug

cHristian actually lives in Calella, at 50 kms from Barcelona.

Website :: applejux
Website :: minifu
Website :: op3n

:: the questionnaire is based on the original "questionnaire of marcel proust", created by antoinette faure around 1890

MAX RICHTER












Your favourite virtue ::
Kindness

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
Thoughtfulness

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
Thoughtfulness

Your favourite occupation ::
Music

Your idea of happiness ::
Free time with the family

Your idea of misery ::
When I had to do work I didn't value

If not yourself, who would you be ::
the pianist Michelangeli

Where would you like to live ::
where i already live - the magical city of Edinburgh

Your favourite colour and flower ::
white / fresia

Your favourite prose authors ::
James Joyce, Kafka, WG Sebald, Robert Musil, Samuel Beckett, Haruki Murakami...

Your favourite poets ::
TS Eliot, Jaan Kaplinsky, Peter Redgrove, Ceslaw Milosz,

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
Leopold Bloom, Tintin

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Molly Bloom

Your favourite painters and composers ::

Painters - Morandi, Raphael, Mantegna, Antonello Da
Messina, Caspar David Friederich, Cezanne, Ben
Nicolson...could go on an on with this...

Composers - Dunstable, Dufay, Gesualdo, Monteverdi,
Purcell, Bach, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms,
Mahler, Webern, Stravinsky, Xenakis, Berio, Crumb,
Arvo Part

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
The surgeons who operated on my son - people who do real things to make a difference

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
as above.

What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
George Bush,

Your favourite food and drink ::
illy coffee, talisker, ice cream from Berthillon.

Your favourite names ::
the names of my friends

Your pet aversion ::
right wing politics

The reform which you most estimate ::
If you mean the reform I would most like to see ??
The abolition of nation states.

The gift of the nature which I would like to have ::
flight

How I would like to die ::
quietly

What is your present state of mind ::
sleepy, imaginative...

For what fault have you most toleration ::
disorganisation - because i am disorganised myslef

Your favourite motto ::
liberty, fraternity, cup of tea.

21 octobre 2006

Max Richter is a musician

Website :: Max Richter

:: the questionnaire is based on the original "questionnaire of marcel proust", created by antoinette faure around 1890

LAURENT BATAILLEY









Your favourite virtue ::
Humility

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
Frankness, empathy, courage

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
Patience, Feminity (!)

Your favourite occupation ::
photos, musics, photoshop-ing

Your idea of happiness ::
full satisfaction

Your idea of misery ::
full unsatisfaction

If not yourself, who would you be ::
Nobody else.I think it's simpler to continue with what I am.
Ah maybe, being a woman for a day would be cool :D

Where would you like to live ::
I would say New York even if I went there only one time.
But I really love Paris and Montréal.

Your favourite colour and flower ::
color: I don't have favourite colors I like most of them. All colors are nice there's only bad associations.
flowers:Roses.

Your favourite prose authors, poets, writers ::
Prevert, Baudelaire, Michel Audiard, Beigbeder... To be honest, I'm not reading too much (enough).

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
Ok, I must admit that I really like Georges Clooney, Silent Bob in Clerks would be ok too.

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Sigourney Weaver in Aliens

Your favourite painters and composers ::
painters: De Vinci, Dali...
composers: Ennio Morricone, Richard D. James...

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
For me, heroism is something "relative". Everyone could be a hero for everyone else.
Your favourite heroines in real life ::
For me, heroism is something "relative". Everyone could be a hero for everyone else.

What characters in history do you most dislike ::
There's tons of bad guys in history, but there's no one that I dislike most.

Your favourite food and drink ::
food: foie gras, french cuisine, sushi.
drink: for now, an iced green tea called Arizona.

Your favourite names ::
none really (but at least there's some I really dislike ;)

Your pet aversion ::
insects (assuming they are not really pets, we are living with them...)

The reform which you most estimate ::
???

The gift of the nature which I would like to have ::
ubiquity (ok, that's not really into the nature)

How I would like to die ::
satisfied

What is your present state of mind ::
depressive... just joking, but somewhat nostalgic at least

For what fault have you most toleration ::
nearly all if there's apologizes.

Your favourite motto ::
"Knowledge is power"


11 octobre 2006

Laurent Batailley is photographer and blog coordinator.
He is 31, married and have one daughter. He actually lives in Montréal.

Website :: Laurent Batailley

:: the questionnaire is based on the original "questionnaire of marcel proust", created by antoinette faure around 1890

MOGWAI















Your favourite virtue ::
?

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
?

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
?

Your favourite occupation ::
Music !

Your idea of happiness ::
Music !

Your idea of misery ::
No Music !

If not yourself, who would you be ::
I think, if i wouldn't be myself i would be like myself.

Where would you like to live ::
Mannheim, Germany, Europe, World

Your favourite colour and flower ::
Blue, Orchidee

Your favourite prose authors ::
Rainald Goetz

Your favourite poets ::
Benjamin von Stuckrad-Barre

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
Moritz Bleibtreu, Klaus Kinski

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Heike Makatsch, Jodie Foster

Your favourite painters and composers ::
c.i.a.lex

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
All my friends !

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
?

What characters in history do you most dislike ::
There are a few of characters in history i don't like. One of them I really dislike is George W. Bush.

Your favourite food and drink ::
My favourite food is duck with dumpling and red cabbage, my favourite drink is water without gas, but in a good cocktail-bar i'll order whisky-sour.

Your favourite names ::
?

Your pet aversion ::
My only aversion against pets is to wear their fur. Btw. i have to cats named “Kamikatze” & “Techno” :)

The reform which I estimate most estimate ::
The reform which i most estimate is the french revolution, cause it's the beginning of understanding that all humans are equal.

The gift of the nature which I would like to have ::
My life is the gift...

How I would like to die ::
I haven't got no clue.

What is your present state of mind ::
...

For what fault have you most toleration ::
Not to clean the windows.

Your favourite motto ::
Be alive and let life.

"My real-name is Andreas Buttweiler. Original I came from Mannheim/Germany and love music.Since 1992 I’m Ambient-DJ playin on partys, raves and clubs. In 1997 i start my own ambient-club called “Kreislauf”, every monday on several locations in Mannheim and Heidelberg.
With Kreislauf I also was a part of some events like Time Warp, Big Warp, Future, Sounds of Life or any Art-Exhibitions. Since 2000 i produce a weekly radio-show, named “Kreislauf.FM” on the free radio-station “Bermudafunk” in Mannheim. Every Tuesday at 22:00 cet the motto of the show is “modern music to relax” – and allows different styles of electronic music. Since 2 years the show is also played in Hamburg on “Tide 96.0”, also a free radio-station. Since i have dsl, i look for free music and also run my blog to make it more popular.
I think it’s a human right to listen to music, cause it’s one of the things humans ever have made. And music is like a smile, everybody can understand it! I support the creative commons licenced music, cause it’s a fair licence for artists and users.
That’s not a communism idea, thats an idea of free humans to free humans.
We don’t need any major-label, which make the big money.
Give the money to the artists and not spend it in drm."

7 octobre 2006

Mogwai lives actually in Hamburg.

Blog :: kreislauf
info :: 2000 itv - courtesy of ouk magazine

:: the questionnaire is based on the original "questionnaire of marcel proust", created by antoinette faure around 1890

SZAJNER















Your favourite virtue ::
Guilt

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
feminity

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
feminity

Your favourite occupation ::
wondering

Your idea of happiness ::
Simplifying

Your idea of misery ::
unnecessary complexity

If not yourself, who would you be ::
my shadow I guess, no, I'm sure!

Where would you like to live ::
there, always there...

Your favourite colour and flower ::
black, white rose

Your favourite prose authors ::
too few

Your favourite poets ::
too many

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
God

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
God

Your favourite painters and composers ::
Francis Bacon, same for composer, i.e. when you paint, you compose.
No distinction should be made between the mediums.

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
??? I suppose I should feel a sense of guilt (see above) for not providing a "real" answer

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
the woman who shares my life

What characters in history do you most dislike ::
Ponce Pilate, poor guy, unable to take a decision!

Your favourite food and drink ::
changes constantly, luckily!

Your favourite names ::
"what's in a name" (Shakespeare must have said that)

Your pet aversion ::
stubborn stupidity with additional layers of thickness

The reform which you most estimate ::
my own psychotherapy

The gift of the nature which I would like to have ::
choosing when I die

How I would like to die ::
having done all I wish to do

What is your present state of mind ::
feeling too busy to answer these questions and being upset by my vanity which pushes me to take the time I
should not take

For what fault have you most toleration ::
Love

Your favourite motto ::
before you teach a child to speak you should teach him to shut up.

2 octobre 2006 09:21 (GMT)

Szajner is visual artist, musician, art director, who lives somewhere between London (UK) and Paris (France).

Website :: Szajner

:: the questionnaire is based on the original "questionnaire of marcel proust", created by antoinette faure around 1890

TAKESHI NAKAMURA














Your favourite virtue ::
Modesty

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
Roughness (There is an exception too)

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
Delicacy (There is an exception too)

Your favourite occupation ::
If the fulfillment of the life is obtained, it is anything.

Your idea of happiness ::
Fulfillment of life.....In other words it means that it is felt that one's ability is made use of in the life.

Your idea of misery ::
Take a haughty attitude.

If not yourself, who would you be ::
One person in many.

Where would you like to live ::
At least, place in which I can live without being exposed to danger of life even without precaution feeling.

Your favourite colour and flower ::
Black and blue gray.
Cherry blossoms

Your favourite prose authors ::
Ryunosuke Akutagawa

Your favourite poets ::
Chūya Nakahara

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
Windom Earle (Villain in "Twin Peaks")

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Jeanne (A movie "Last tango in paris")

Your favourite painters and composers ::
painters : Tsuguharu Fujita Seiji Tougou
composers : Erik Satie Ryuichi Sakamoto Burt Bacharach Antonio Calros Jobim etc.

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
Everyone, if the person is making an effort honestly.

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
Everyone, if the person is making an effort honestly.

What characters in history do you most dislike ::
I think that even a wicked person is inevitable and a necessary evil in the history.

Your favourite food and drink ::
food : Rice Spaghetti Aglio, Olio e Peperoncino
drink : Coffee

Your favourite names ::
To me as a Japanese, a name of people of the Latin zone sounds like exotic very much.

Your pet aversion ::
Anyone vanity

The reform which you most estimate ::
Psychedelically(Excluding the use of the drug when now comes. )

The gift of the nature which I would like to have ::
Clear air

How I would like to die ::
While, without a special thing, living a usual life

What is your present state of mind ::
Not high , not down.

For what fault have you most toleration ::
speeding

Your favourite motto ::
In Japanese "Minoruhodo koubeo tareru inahokana" It means "As for the ear of rice which grew well, the tip turns to a bottom with the heaviness." It is a Japanese metaphor, a proverb of a meaning that "a noble-minded person is modest".

30 septembre 2006

Takeshi Nakamura is musician, he actually lives in Tokyo

Website :: Takeshi Nakamura
Blog :: Takeshi Nakamura's diary

:: the questionnaire is based on the original "questionnaire of marcel proust", created by antoinette faure around 1890

SVEN SWIFT














Your favourite virtue ::
humor

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
honesty

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
Should there be a distinction?

Your favourite occupation ::
Well… being a scientist AND a label-owner is quite fine. In former days, I always wanted to be a game-designer.

Your idea of happiness ::
Being with the people I love, enough money to forget about it, enough time to waste it.

Your idea of misery ::
A lack of inspiration.

If not yourself, who would you be ::
That’s a dumb rhetorical question.

Where would you like to live ::
It doesn’t matter as long as it is a big city.

Your favourite colour and flower ::
I’m found of mould, but these are fungi, not plants. I don’t have a favourite colour.

Your favourite prose authors ::
U. Eco, P. Høeg, H. Murakami

Your favourite poets ::
J. L. Borges, maybe. Is he a poet?

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
E. Zann, Hal 9000, G. Samsar

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Rei in ‘Akira’

Your favourite painters and composers ::
G. Klimt, C. Monet, R. Magritte, J. Pollock; S. Reich, G. Scelsi, L. T. Hardin

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
M. Duchamp, T. Goldsworthy & J. Murphy

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
B. Guðmundsdóttir, M. Nisker, N. Klein

What characters in history do you most dislike ::
B. Mussolini was a real fagot, I think. But his current successor is also a pain in the ass.

Your favourite food and drink ::
Fois Gras, Carpaccio, Yeast Dumpling; Fiege Frei, a bitter non-alcoholic beer from Bochum

Your favourite names ::
Ask my girlfriend, she put up a whole list.

Your pet aversion ::
cats

The reform which you most estimate ::
Making Europe pay with a single currency. Hope that’s pc.

The gift of the nature which I would like to have ::
A talent for languages.

How I would like to die ::
Just sleeping in would be fine.

What is your present state of mind ::
exhausted, sun-burned

For what fault have you most toleration ::
unpunctuality

Your favourite motto ::
I am bored.

27 septembre 2006

"Sven Swift is a scientist, highly skilled designer, and bon vivant. besides
other things he likes nature, his girlfriend and nintendo games. his day
seems to contain much more hours than it has for normal people. he is
running the netlabel 12rec.net , the free music blog rubored.org and
sometimes he writes reviews for different online and print magazines."
Sim Sullen

Website :: 12rec.
WebBlog :: what's hot today

:: the questionnaire is based on the original "questionnaire of marcel proust", created by antoinette faure around 1890.

FRED DEBIEF






















Your favourite virtue ::
spontaneity...which is also probably my bigger defect...

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
simplicity...but not too much

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
complexity...but not too much

Your favourite occupation ::
being lost in sounds, images, texts, women, friends...were i can forget me a while

Your idea of happiness ::
feeling alive

Your idea of misery ::
feeling alive

If not yourself, who would you be ::
no one else...just myself...but...better

Where would you like to live ::
here were are i'm not

Your favourite colour and flower ::
every colour can be my favourite depending on where and how...but what i prefer is "the in-between", the nuances of the palette...the idea of infinite contained in the colours...
i don't like flowers...maybe i'd say the cactus flowers, because they have the decency to be seldom shown, in that way, they're more intimate than others...

Your favourite prose authors ::
Celine, Queneau, Beckett, Kafka, Dostoïevski, Prigent, Gombrowicz, Huysmans, Burroughs...

Your favourite poets ::
Pélieu, Artaud, Baudelaire, Messagier, Pasolini...

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
Patrick MacGohan - N°6 in The Prisoner

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Jessica Lange in King Kong, Deborah Unger in Crash, Béatrice Dalle in Trouble everyday

Your favourite painters and composers ::
painters : Bacon, Viera Da Silva, Schiele, Richter…
Composers : Bach, Dutilleux, Rachmaninov, Parmegiani, Debussy, Messiaen…

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
Massoud the afghan, Yasser Arafat, the palestinian people...

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
the women i've loved, i love, i'll love

What characters in history do you most dislike ::
Too much to list them...to resume, but it's not a character, i'd say The United Nation...or how a wonderful idea is transformed in the most hypocrit and innefficiant monster...

Your favourite food and drink ::
chocolate, potatoes, apricots, coffee, red wine, pontarlier, white meal, sole, zucchinis, aubergines, tomatos, garlic, onions, canelle, cardamome, minth...

Your favourite names ::
intimity : Aloïs and Garance (my kids)
World : the ones i can't pronouce properly

Your pet aversion ::
birds in cages

The reform which you most estimate ::
the paid-leaves (congés payés)

The gift of the nature which I would like to have ::
the ability to live only with love and fresh water

How I would like to die ::
long time : in peace with myself (quite impossible)
short time : while having sex (quite selfish)

What is your present state of mind ::
past, present, future state of mind : from very low to ultra high in a few days, hours, minutes, seconds...

For what fault have you most toleration ::
greediness in all its acceptances

Your favourite motto ::
do not push granny in the nettles

12 septembre 2006

Fred DeBief is musician and visual artist. he is actually living in Besançon.

Website :: fdbf
WebBlog :: fdbf

:: the questionnaire is based on the original "questionnaire of Marcel Proust", created by Antoinette Faure around 1890.

ANTON CHERKASOV












Your favourite virtue ::
hm... maybe, i can see beauty, where other can't see it.

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
ability to communicate; ability to be friends; ability to love.

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
ability to communicate; ability to be friends; ability to love.

Your favourite occupation ::
to create something.

Your idea of happiness ::
to like what you creating.

Your idea of misery ::
can't to excuse.

If not yourself, who would you be ::
lee "scratch" perry.

Where would you like to live ::
paris, tokyo, new york.

Your favourite colour and flower ::
green. wildflowers.

Your favourite prose authors ::
j.d. salinger. f.m. dostoevsky.

Your favourite poets ::
r.m. rilke.

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
holden caulfield. tyler durden.

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
holly golightly. patty diphusa.

Your favourite painters and composers ::
painters: breughel. dagmar schenk-gullcih.
composers: they are many of them. i can't single out someone.

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
jesus. charles chaplin. yury gagarin.

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
mary magdalen. marilyn monroe. my mother.

What characters in history do you most dislike ::
lenin. stalin. hitler. bush.

Your favourite food and drink ::
food: meat, bread, vegetables, fruit.
drink: spring water, mineral water, juice.

Your favourite names ::
my favorite names are my names: "anton" and "holden".
also i like many from female names.

Your pet aversion ::
rats :D but seriously, i dislike some of insects - cockroatchs, spiders and etc.

The reform which you most estimate ::
to establish a monarchy in russian federation.

The gift of the nature which i would like to have ::
always to be awake.
How i would like to die ::
beautiful and quick.

What is your present state of mind ::
activity.

For what fault have you most toleration ::
usage of light drugs.

Your favourite motto?
per aspera ad astra

13 septembre 2006

Anton Cherkasov is a musician, coordinator of TheRatHole project. He is actually living in Nizhni Novgorod and likes to do live air concerts on the Volga riverside.

website :: therathole

:: Этот портрет основан на первоначально "вопроснике Marcel Proust", созданном Антоинетте Фауре вокруг 1890

KENJI SIRATORI















Your favourite virtue ::
Mind virus in post-industrial culture.

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
Death explosion.

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
The womb thinking.

Your favourite occupation ::
Listening to our lives.

Your idea of happiness ::
Fragility.

Your idea of misery ::
A receiver of our lives.

If not yourself, who would you be ::
Our lives as the death host.

Where would you like to live ::
Spiritual struggle space.

Your favourite colour and flower ::
Primary colours and a sunflower.

Your favourite prose authors ::
Georges Bataille.

Your favourite poets ::
Antonin Artaud.

Your favourite painters and composers ::
Francis Bacon.

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
Vincent van Gogh.

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
Camille Claudel.

What characters in history do you most dislike ::
Douglas MacArthur.

Your favourite food and drink ::
Fermented soybeans and green tea.

Your favourite names ::
HIV.

The reform which you most estimate ::
Surrealism.

The gift of the nature which I would like to have ::
Sunrise.

How I would like to die ::
Nerve explosion.

What is your present state of mind ::
To function as a space like virus itself.

For what fault have you most toleration ::
Compulsory education.

Your favourite motto ::
Life is noise.

"And also I will release a special album CD from Old Europa Cafe in next month.
OECD 088 NORDVARGR / BEYOND SENSORY EXPERIENCE vs. KENJI SIRATORI - HYPERGENOME666 - 2xCD
Subtitles :
NORDVARGR vs. KENJI SIRATORI - Antimaterial: Tragedy Rom Creature
BEYOND SENSORY EXPERIENCE vs. KENJI SIRATORI - Substance : Sympathy Cell Waves

This will be for sure the more surprising release for 2006 in the ambient-dark-industrial field!

This 2 great scandiniavian dark-industrial projects leaded by MZ.412 members are here making an excursion in KENJI SIRATORI acid world made of encrusted blood & samen, made by all the information in the universe plus several bits from other dimensions!

"KENJI is surely a madman, but if you scan his hallucinatory textual mashups in the right frame of mind, they all begin to make sense!!!" - Douglas Rushkoff

"KENJI SIRATORI doesn't just describe a chaotic and disturbing future world of man-machine-chaos, he inhabits that world and reports from the front line in that hybrid language. A mesmerizing mantra
as well as a technical manual on a possible evolution of our species." - Randy Greif

Kenji gave birth to a virulent amalgam of modern technology & illnes like a mix of Tetsuo the Iron Man & a modern version of William Burrougs cut-ups!

& his "Blood Electric" book (Creation Books) was aclaimed by DAVID BOWIE!

On the 2 albums NORDVARGR & BEYOND SENSORY EXPERIENCE are creating best dark ambients, for which both projects are very well reknown, to support Kenji vocals frames !

Japanese words disgorged by Kenji Siratori are here strongly entwined in the chaotic calmness of BEYOND SENSORY EXPERIENCE's audio universe & in the deepest sounds born in the surgery of Nordvargr's villa Bohult ....

All song are based upon the spoken prose by the uncompromising Japanese writer, creating a new fascinating depth in the musical experience.

There will be also a special limited & numbered edition containing Kenji Siratori writings & mini CD with Kenji's own sounds !

The whole will be packed in a special box ... oldeuropacafe "

8 septembre 2006

Born in 1975, Ken Siratori is writer, he is actually living in Kashima, Japan.
With unparalleled stylistic terrorism, he unleashes his literary attack.

website :: Kenji Siratori /

:: the questionnaire is based on the original "questionnaire of Marcel Proust", created by Antoinette Faure around 1890

ALEXANDRE NAVARRO






















Your favourite virtue ::
Love / fraternity

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
Love / fraternity

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
Love / fraternity

Your favourite occupation ::
Live

Your idea of happiness ::
Silence

Your idea of misery ::
Noise

If not yourself, who would you be ::
A bird

Where would you like to live ::
NYC

Your favourite colour and flower ::
Blue and rose

Your favourite prose authors ::
J. Krishnamurti, Goethe, Edgar Morin...

Your favourite poets ::
Khalil Gibran, Ibn Arabi

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
Capitaine Flam

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Super Jaimie

Your favourite painters and composers ::
Yves Klein, Jenny Holzer, Wassily Kandinsky, Joan Miro, Mark Rothko, Debussy and Many more

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
Crazy people

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
My wife

What characters in history do you most dislike ::
Tyrants and every kind of people trying to control your life ...

Your favourite food and drink ::
Apple crumble and water

Your favourite names ::
Kim, Marie

Your pet aversion ::
Rats

The reform which I estimate most estimate ::
Inward revolution

The gift of the nature which I would like to have ::
Patience

How I would like to die ::
Sleepy with my wife

What is your present state of mind ::
Free my mind !

For what fault have you most toleration ::
Bad mood

Your favourite motto ::
Just... do it ?

27 février 2008

Alexandre Navarro is musician and coordinator of SEM netlabel

website :: SEM label
website :: Alexandre Navarro

:: the questionnaire is based on the original questionnaire of Marcel Proust, created by Antoinette Faure around 1890

PEDRO LEITÃO





















Your favourite virtue ::
Ability to share/Sense of community.

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
Intelligence.

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
Intelligence.

Your favourite occupation.
Listening music.

Your idea of happiness ::
Sharing the life with the one you love.

Your idea of misery ::
Eternal loneliness.

If not yourself, who would you be ::
Neil Armstrong.

Where would you like to live ::
New Zealand.

Your favourite colour and flower ::
Sky Blue. Daisy.

Your favourite prose authors ::
Phillip K. Dick; Isaac Asimov; William S. Burroughs

Your favourite poets ::
Fernando Pessoa. Yeats. Luis de Camões.

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
Batman, The Caped Crusader; Don Quixote; Sherlock Holmes; Donald Duck

Your favourite heroines in fiction.
Cassiopeia; Berenice; Captain Ripley (from the Alien movies)

Your favourite painters and composers ::
Painters: Paul Klee; Kandinsky; Paula Rego; Dali; Edward Hopper; Jasper Johns.
Composers: Stravinsky; John Cage; Zia Mohiuddin Dagar; John Lennon.

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
Christopher Reeve; Dalai Lama; Timothy Leary; Jesus of Nazareth; Nelson Mandela. Saint Francis of Assissi.

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
Jeanne D’Arc: Helen of Troy; Mary Magdalen; Calamity Jane; Frid Kahlo.

What characters in history do you most dislike ::
Kim Jong Il. The Bush Family (All of them). Stalin. Mussolini. De Richelieu.

Your favourite food and drink ::
Food: Swordfish; Cod; Chicken; Rice and Pasta; Salads.
Drink: Water; Red Wine; Tea; Milk.

Your favourite names ::
Xavier (My Son’s name); Beatrice; Chloe; Vladimir.

Your pet aversion ::
Birds. It’s just mean and stupid to keep birds in cages.

The reform which I estimate most estimate ::
Total disarmament. Shutdown of gun factories everywhere.

The gift of the nature which I would like to have ::
To fly.

How I would like to die ::
In my sleep.

What is your present state of mind ::
Calm.

For what fault have you most toleration ::
Ignorance.

Your favourite motto ::
Love wins everything.

4 septembre 2006

Pedro Leitão, 32 years old, married with a 3 months old son named Pedro Xavier, is coordinator of Test tube netlabel (founded in July 2004), part of monocromatica networks. He is living in Portugal.

Website :: test tube

:: the questionnaire is based on the original "questionnaire of Marcel Proust", created by Antoinette Faure around 1890.

ROB LYNAM






















Your favourite virtue ::
Well if this means a quality in myself that I like the most, I think it would have to be my perception in general. I'm a strong believer that 'beauty lies in the eye of the beholder' and it's what we bring to the various things we interact with, that makes them what they are (to us at least). So of everything that is me, I am most apprecative of the ability to enjoy stuff in general.

Your favourite qualities in a man / woman ::
Bit contraversial to seperate this into genders so I'm gonna answer them as one if that's cool. I've got a lot of time for anyone who's into whatever they're doing. Anyone that's adopted a challenge of some description. There's alot of people out there being led about and not really taking the initiative to develop and realise their potential. So being motivation is a big one for me. Also along similar lines, it's nice when someone can take an interest in other people without getting too judgemental. We're all here to do what we need to do, right? Of course you're going to make judgements about the things going on around you but it's cool when you can still respect the opinions of others. Did I just contradict myself bigtime there?

Your favourite occupation ::
Being lazy with friends whenever I have the opportunity. kicking back every so often, catching up and sharing ideas is what keeps me fuelled for everything else.

Your idea of happiness ::
Being fit and healthy, surrounded by the people I respect and able to get on with stuff.

Your idea of misery ::
Working in McDonalds.

If not yourself, who would you be ::
David Icke 'The Lizard King', or perhaps not!
I think I'd be a Bond villain. I fancy having my own island to scheme from.

Where would you like to live ::
Aside from the island mentioned in the previous answer, where I am in Brighton (UK) works for me at the moment. I could see myself getting a little more rural though as communication infrastructure continues to advance.

Your favourite colour and flower ::
In regards to colour, Proust got it right in saying it's not about single colours but their combinations. Blue and Yellow on white is good.
Can't really answer the flower one I'm afraid, I'm devoid of an opinion there.)

Your favourite prose authors ::
Best two books I've read recently were 'Techno Rebels' by Dan Sicko and 'All Crews' by Brian Belle-Fortune. There's a lot of good stuff in the first issue of Bad Idea magazine too. (Cough, www.badidea.co.uk) - can I get away with that?

Your favourite poets ::
No idea. My friend 'Foof' showed me one she's written the other day but other than that I can't even think of any. Not so cultured huh?

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
Ferris Bueller and Agent Cooper from Twin peaks.

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Veronica Pendexter

Your favourite painters and composers ::
Let's just do the current favourites shall we or this could go on forever?
Visual: Ian Francis, Aya Kato, Brendan Monroe, Fthr, Branislav Kropilak, Michael England and the impending threat that is Krookedfingers.
Audible: Andy Stott, Aphilas, Brothomstates, Deaf Center, Gramm, Julien Neto, Marc Leclair, Marconi Union, Trent Reznor, Nostalgia 77, Sabi, Shuttle 358.

Your favourite heroes/heroines in real life ::
All my friends past, present and future for everything they bring to the mix.

What characters in history do you most dislike ::
As long as yesturday counts as history I'm chosing George Bush, possibly the single biggest fool who ever walked the earth.

Your favourite food and drink ::
Anything that I'm not actually intolerant to (which isn't a whole lot).

Your favourite names ::
'Ralph Spatz' and 'Norman Dormant'

Your pet aversion :: (pet hate)
I can't deal with the sound of anything scraping against ice, it's like my equivalent of nails on a chalkboard. I flee the kitchen when anyone opens the freezer.

The reform which I estimate most estimate :: (the change I would like the most, right?)
Well world peace would be nice, so perhaps we could make a start by having a little more respect for each other.

The gift of the nature which I would like to have ::
To only sleep when I want to and never because I have to. Time is the enemy.

How I would like to die ::
Not too old (but not too soon either please). Able to look back comfortably at all I have achieved in my time.

What is your present state of mind ::
Slightly overwhelmed and anxious but holding it down (I think).

For what fault have you most toleration ::
I'm a bit of a hermit and should get out more but I like it too much here in my little bubble.

Your favourite motto ::
"Wait until they look away, then we'll leg it"

6 septembre 2006

Rob Lynam is co-editor of the free quarterly PDF magazine, Multilink.
He is 25 years old and currently living in Brighton, UK

Website :: multilink magazine

:: the questionnaire is based on the original "questionnaire of Marcel Proust", created by Antoinette Faure around 1890.