I don’t get up too early, and normally start the day with a cup of green tea. Then I go for a swim in the local swimming pool or read my emails and get my private business done. The time for music comes in the evening, when the city has quieted down.
I have eternal favourites such as The Doors, Jimi Hendrix, Antonio Carlos Jobim and Michael Franks and current favourites like Bibio, Flying Lotus, Toro y Moi, Stephan Bodzin and Todd Terje.
I have many. One of my all-time favourites is Gyula Krúdy’s The Adventures of Sinbad, but I also like the works of Antal Szerb, Oscar Wilde, Paul Auster, Dostoyevsky and Stanislaw Lem.
Both. I like cooking. When it comes to restaurants, my preference is for Asian/Indian cuisines.
The Internet, though I also like beautifully designed magazines.
I read HVG, Magyar Narancs and Index, as well as magazines and blogs about culture and all the arts, mostly online. Also, I’ve noticed lately that it’s usually the images that grab me – if the photo isn’t interesting, then I’m not likely to read the article.
Which one should I mention? It keeps changing. I’d say I like shoes the best. I pretty much always buy at least one pair when I’m abroad. My current favourite item of clothing though is my red leather jacket, but I always get bored of my clothes. In this regard, I’m like a girl.
Short-sleeved shirts are a big no-no, as are three-quarter-length trousers. If you see me wearing those, do me a favour and don’t come over to say hi, or tell me that something’s not right!
Feedback is very important. It’s good to know what associations people make when they hear a piece of music for the first time. And I don’t just mean professionals. I often work with visual artists and their opinions matter a lot to me. I like listening to music with various people who like music, not just musicians. When I’m with the former, somehow I have a different perception of periods and time within a song.
I don’t often listen to my own music, but looking back over the past 10 years, perhaps I’d choose “Parachute to Eternity”. It’s a very personal song and I don’t think I could ever repeat it.
Salvador Dali, Stanley Kubrick, Edith Piaf, Royal Tenenbaum and Jim Morrison – though instead of having coffee, I’d rather smoke a joint with Morrison.
The Doors, Pink Floyd, Jean Michel Jarre, A.C. Jobim, Stanley Kubrick, Terry Gilliam, Spielberg, David Lynch and Moebius.
They should keep an open mind and should gather as many experiences as they can and let themselves be touched by other fields of art instead of just sticking to the genres that they like. In other words, they should let themselves be inspired.