Your favourite virtue ::
A thirst for new sights, sounds and smells.

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
A willingness to be open and admit to weaknesses.

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
A willingness to listen and inner strength.

Your favourite occupation ::
Composer / Farmer

Your idea of happiness ::
To be surrounded by family and friends without stress and worry.

Your idea of misery ::
To be surrounded by family and friends with stress and worry.

If not yourself, who would you be ::
Someone who grew up on a farm in the middle of nowhere

Where would you like to live ::
In the middle of the countryside, but an hour or so just outside either Tokyo or New York. Or downtown Paris or Berlin.

Your favourite colour and flower ::
Various grays or cherry blossom pink / Sakura (cherry blossom)

Your favourite prose authors ::
Yasunari Kawabata, Haruki Murakami, Milan Kundera, Charles Dickens, Roald Dahl, C.S. Lewis, Shakespeare, Tolstoy, Wilson Harris, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, J.R.R.Tolkien, Umberto Eco...

Your favourite poets ::
William Wordsworth, William Blake, Jorge Luis Borges, John Keats, Dylan Thomas, Shakespeare...

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
Hamlet, Baudolino, Sam Samwise Gamgee (Lord Of The Rings)

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Maya (I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings), Tricia McMillan (Trillian) (Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy)

Your favourite painters and composers ::
Mark Rothko, J.M.W Turner, Brian Eno, Steve Reich, Pablo Picasso, Arvo Part, Koji Kondo, Willem De Kooning, Philip Glass...

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
Barack Obama

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
My mum

What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
Lots, but without trying to sound to obvious, Bush senior and junior have to be up there.

Your favourite food and drink ::
Momo, Nashi, Kaki, Pugliese Cuisine, Onigiri from my local in Itabashi, good Scotch, Perrier, light green tea, Stockholm tea company mixed tea with milk (my favorite)

Your favourite names ::
Bella, Mika, Sofia, William

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) ::
pretentious / arrogant people, and people who don't give a shit about creativity and beauty

The change you most anticipate ::
a new world order

A gift of nature which I would like to have ::
to have gills and wings

How I would like to die ::
surrounded by loved ones, telling them how much i love them

What is your present state of mind ::
a bit lost, confused, muddled and tired

Of what fault are you most tolerant ::

Your favourite motto ::
be yourself and don't let the fuckers drag you down

16 décembre 2008

"Ian Hawgood is a sound designer and musician who currently lives mostly in Tokyo during term and London off-term. Apart from being a junior high-school teacher, he also runs the Home Normal and Nomadic Kids Republic labels, as well as making soundscapes for exhibitions and producing his own music for various labels around the world. He is a big supporter of field recording and circuit bending. His favorite hobby is collecting strange and abused instruments to love and nurture."

website :: koenmusic
website :: myspace page
website :: nomadickids
website :: homenormal
website :: discogs

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