Your favourite virtue ::
see next question.

Your favourite qualities in a man or woman::
sincerity, loyalty, humor, authenticity, straightforwardness, discipline, reliability, dedication.

Your favourite occupation ::
any occupation i myself chose to do.

Your idea of happiness ::
being healthy, being sheltered.

Your idea of misery ::
severe illness, chronic pains, being exposed to war, homelessness.

If not yourself, who would you be ::
someone else?

Where would you like to live ::
i like quiet places, in or close to nature.

Your favourite colour and flower ::
i like all colors of nature. flowers i like in general, but where they grow, rather than in a vase.

Your favourite prose authors ::
faulkner, unamuno. but then there is an endless list of authors i appreciate very much for maybe just one or a few books (dramatists and graphic novelists included). in general i'd say, i'm working myself through the "classics", from the middle-ages to the end of the 20th century, rather than reading recent publications.

Your favourite poets ::
always changing. pedro salinas is a definite favorite. at the moment i read wallace stevens, william carlos williams, robert frost and sylvia plath. but then it's the same here as with prose authors: there are many more interesting ones. often i like just a couple of their poems.

Your favourite heroes or heroines in fiction ::
going more for the anti-hero. complex and contradictory characters with a dark side seem to be the more interesting ones, especially on revision.

Your favourite painters and composers ::
painters: bonnard, bosch, cezanne, gauguin, kandinsky, klee, klimt, monet, renoir, van gogh, vuillard. and again, there are many more interesting ones. i go for a special atmosphere i can't really put into words.

composers: impossible to name just a few. there are hundreds of names and i discover new ones to me all the time... and again, often it's just one work, one song, or one album by one artist that appeals to me, but which completely changed my way of listening to or making music.

movie directors aren't asked for? in my opinion they combine properties of prose authors, poets, painters and composers. movie is an extremely important medium for me. lynch, kubrick, fellini, tati, tarkovsky, billy wilder, ingmar bergman, ...

Your favourite heroes or heroines in real life ::
couldn't really tell. i don't look much at others, rather try to be me.

What character(s) in history do you most dislike ::
there are the obvious ones i have no sympathy for. but then history is full of misguided individuals, so why use precious energy to start dropping those names.

Your favourite food and drink ::
i like fresh and healthy food. i prefer fruits and vegetables. i enjoy cooking, as it can be as creative as making music. as for drinks: water, fresh juices, yerba mate, espresso, and a tasty regional beer once in a while.

Your favourite names ::
a name is a mere shell.

Your pet aversion ::
i don't have any pets.

The reform which you most estimate ::
the individual in a life-long reform toward the better.

The gift of the nature which I would like to have ::
to be artistically more versatile, bold, and direct.

How I would like to die ::
aware, concentrated, happy

What is your present state of mind ::
"life is a state of mind" ('chauncey gardiner')

For what fault have you most toleration ::
for those which are no result of inconsiderateness.

Your favourite motto ::
i don't have a motto. i really can't put my life into just one phrase.

19 septembre 2007

"i'm alex cortex. i live in heidelberg / germany.
since 1996 i release electronic music of various styles and have also been deejaying and playing live in many countries since then.
check my website to see where i released and who i worked with."

Website :: Alex Cortex

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