Your favourite virtue ::

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
compassion, generosity

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
compassion, generosity

Your favourite occupation ::
making LOVE

Your idea of happiness ::
falling in love with the world and peaceful in any situation

Your idea of misery ::
failing to love, not being loved and not being peaceful in any situation

If not yourself, who would you be ::
a flute monk player under a tree

Where would you like to live ::
i feel good anywhere, but in a giant garden near the sea would be nice

Your favourite colour and flower ::
white, anthurium

Your favourite prose authors ::
Burroughs, Bukowski

Your favourite poets ::
Guillaume de Machaut, Pierre Louyïs, Gil Wolman, Henri Chopin, William Blake and so on...

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
John Diffool (c/f INCAL comics - Jodorowsky/Moebius)

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Queen Elisabeth II

Your favourite painters and composers ::
Rauschenberg, Fontana, Wolf Vostell, John Cage, Edgar Varèse, Iannis Xenakis, La Monte Young, so many others...

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
Brion Gysin, Gurdjieff, Brian Jones,

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
Ma Ananda Moyi, Amma

What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
the actual pope, hitler

Your favourite food and drink ::
good hot crunchy bio bread and saucy cooked vegetables, fresh clear water

Your favourite names ::

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you)::
none.. nothing annoys me

The change you most anticipate::
me and my own perception of reality (as the reality we perceive is the mirror of ourselve as an "observer" // cf the Vedas and Quantum physics)

A gift of nature which I would like to have ::
healing people

How I would like to die ::

What is your present state of mind ::
relax, concentrate

Of what fault are you most tolerant ::

Your favourite motto ::
harley (haha)

22 février 2008

"Joachim Montessuis lived in 15 towns since 72, including Bordeaux - Strasbourg - Toulouse - Marrakech - Abidjan - Besançon - Lille - Rotterdam - Cologne. He lives actually in Paris. He grew up surrounded by Buddhist monks, Gnawas musicians and oriental sacred texts that gave him the sense of ritual and trance in music.
Since 1993 he has developed a transversal sonic poetry praxis focused on experimental voice processings and immersive concerts-installations. His noise and video events are devised and set in context as panic-poetic spaces in which social/sensorial disturbance and blurring occur, through some extreme crescendos going from silence to wall of sound.

He has worked in major European electronic arts centers (CICV, Fresnoy, V2_Lab, KHM) and has presented live performances and installations around the world including places and festivals such as DEAF in Rotterdam, ISEA, ICA in London, Yerba Buena Center in San Francisco, Sónar in Barcelona, Africa Center in South Africa, Rio de Janeiro, etc.

He's been editing ERRATUM since 1997, a small CD+net label devoted to art, noise and experimental sound poetry, and he punctually organises experimental poetic events and exhibitions. He has collaborated with such artists as Charlemagne Palestine, David Larcher, Maja Ratkje, Faustin Linyekula, Serge Pey, Henri Chopin, Joel Hubaut, Jörg Piringer, Franck Ancel..."

Website :: Joachim Montessuis
Website :: erratum

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