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