I’m sending 23 questions to artists, designers and musicians and asking them to answer 11. I think these questions give revealing answers, especially regarding creative work. Here are their responses. As these are interviews I’m publishing their answers as they are, fully appreciating that English may not be their first or preferred written language. Thanks to all the participants.
11/1: Kurt Maloo
Kurt Maloo is a singer living in Zurich, Switzerland. He is a former member of Double.
11/1, Vol. 2: Kurt Maloo
#1: Twelve hours of the perfect day or twelve hours of the perfect night?
#4: It’s not working: try something new or persist?
Try something new, but there are exceptions. Like when I’m obsessed to make it work, no matter how long it takes.
#5: In general; start from chaos and reduce or start from silence and add?
Start from silence and add, little by little.
#6: When does a piece fail? When does a piece succeed?
It fails when I still hear the process of the making. It succeeds when it sounds like it could also be from someone else.
#7: Pasta or sushi?
#9: What two things must be together to satisfy you?
Grace and humour.
#11: What incredibly useful thing doesn’t exist yet?
A Time machine.
#12: You own a store that only sells one type of object. What is it?
#13: What famous artwork do you like least of all?
Anything of Jeff Koons.
#16: What habit have you had the longest?
Suckling on my knuckles when I’m nervous.
#17: What about yourself can you not trust?
Z O O A G E
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