I live in Montreal, a city as decadent as an overripe peach. In case you’ve never been here, it’s irrational, dirty, big-hearted and bleeding-edge new, with crumbling infrastructure, full of loud talkers speaking every language, good beer, chocolate, poutine, bagels and gelato, and women walking with linked arms, where everybody smokes, stays up late, has at least one little dog, and kisses you on both cheeks.
Me, I’m open to life, adventurous, natural, intuitive, spontaneous…yep, all of that.
I like weekend and world travel. I want to go new places literally and figuratively. Being outside our comfort zone makes us look at the world and ourselves with new eyes.
Montreal, Boston, Germany, Hamburg, Berlin, information design, sustainable urban design, Edward Tufte, cooking, modern dance, opera, Quakerism, Sufism, Judaism, travel, urban life, squirrels, photography, reading in the bath
|Favorite Books & Authors:
Nabokov, A.S. Byatt, Audrey Niffenegger, A. B. Yehoshua, James Lileks, David Sedaris, Rumi, Hafiz, Andrew Vachss, Raymond Chandler, Patrick Califia, Lorrie Moore, Franz Wright, Mary Oliver, Jane Jacobs, The Death and Life of Great American Cities, Tikkun Magazine, The New Yorker, PG Wodehouse, Nick Jones, hard science fiction, Andy Weir, The Bobiverse, and of course Dune
|Favorite Movies, Stars & Directors:
Preston Sturges, Jan Svankmajer, Brothers Quay, Krzysztof Kieslowski, The Double Life of Veronique, Hark Tsui, Samurai Fiction, Peking Opera Blues, Dennis Potter, Christopher Eccleston, Guy Maddin, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Denys Arcand
|Favorite Music & Artists:
Early music, Bel Canto, Brett Polegato, Daniel Taylor, Suzie LeBlanc, metal, Scandinavian music, electronica, string instruments, Persian music, l’Ensemble Constantinople, Cheb i Sabbah, Ganoua, Edouard Locke, La La La Human Steps, Carbone 14, punk, Stasys, Coltrane, “Ich Habe Genug”, Britten String Quartets, Laurindo Almeida, Matthias Maute, Eiko & Koma, Etienne Dupuis, Lubomyr Melnyk
I don’t know who you are, but I saw my name in you list of singers and I was wondering if it was me… hehe… Young opera singer?
Anyway, just wanted to say hi, and read a bit more about you. (I may be stupid or something, but I can’t seem to find your name!)
Happy year 2007!
Salut Etienne! Yes, I was referring to you as one of my favourite singers. You have a lot of talent and I can’t wait to see how your career develops. A happy year, full of good things to you as well!