RICHARD LAINHART

















Your favourite virtue ::
Tolerance.

Your favourite qualities in a man ::
Humor, intelligence, strength.

Your favourite qualities in a woman ::
Serenity, intelligence, humor.

Your favourite occupation ::
Musician!

Your idea of happiness ::
Having the freedom to just make music and imagery all day, with occasional performances in interesting places.

Your idea of misery ::
Working in a slaughterhouse.

If not yourself, who would you be ::
A sage.

Where would you like to live ::
Anywhere with trees and water, where I could hear only birds and the wind.

Your favourite colour and flower ::
Green ; lilacs.

Your favourite prose authors ::
Cormac McCarthy, Gene Wolfe, Thomas Pynchon, William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, Patrick O'Brien, Arturo Pérez-Reverte.

Your favourite poets ::
Du Fu, Basho, Gary Snyder, Dylan Thomas.

Your favourite heroes in fiction ::
Sherlock Holmes, Severian, Stephen Maturin, Captain Alatriste

Your favourite heroines in fiction ::
Molly Millions, Oedipa Maas, Y.T.

Your favourite painters and composers ::
No favorite painters as such, but some favorite artists: Andy Goldsworthy, Dan Flavin, James Turrell.
Composers : Claude Debussy, Morton Subotnick, Harold Budd, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Duke Ellington, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Steve Reich, Olivier Messiaen, Gavin Bryars.

Your favourite heroes in real life ::
I have none - we're better off without heroes.

Your favourite heroines in real life ::
See above.

What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
Mao Tse Tung.

Your favourite food and drink ::
All types of Japanese ; sake.

Your favourite names ::
Justine, Chloe, Marie, Miles.

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) ::
People speaking too much, too loudly.

The change you most anticipate ::
The Metaverse.

A gift of nature which I would like to have ::
Flight.

How I would like to die ::
At the right time, with full awareness, singing.

What is your present state of mind ::
Bemused.

Of what fault are you most tolerant ::
Addiction.

Your favourite motto ::
Be serious, but have fun.

21 avril 2010

"Richard Lainhart is a composer, filmmaker, and author - a digital artisan who works with sonic, visual, and textual data. Since childhood, he's been interested in natural processes such as waves, flames and clouds, in harmonics and harmony, and in creative interactions with machines, using them as compositional methods to present sounds and images that are as beautiful as he can make them.

Examples of his music and digital artworks may be found at O-Town Media website and his short films are available at vimeo."

website :: O-Town Media
website :: Richard > vimeo
website :: discogs

Photo by Chris Jordan

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