Your favorite virtue ::
Passion! Passion in what one does, and first of all in what one tries to make of oneself. I simply love it when I see that passion at work. That's maybe the main reason that I'm so much into Japanese manga. It's there that I find those motivational stories where someone does their best to "become themselves". Ah, how I love that virtue!

Your favorite qualities in a man ::
Honesty and an open mind are key qualities I like to find in a man. And in a woman too ahah. But I also like talent, especially when combined with simplicity.

Your favorite qualities in a woman ::
Apart from honesty and openmindedness, there is another quality which is a favorite of mine, especially in a woman. That's her generosity. A woman's heart can be generous beyond measure.

Your favorite occupation ::
Composing music.

Your idea of happiness ::
Composing, and playing music with friends in front of a merry audience

Your idea of misery ::
Giving up to the project of creating oneself.

if not yourself, Who you would like to be ::
I don't like the idea of being anybody else but me, but at the same time I'd love to be a better me. There have been things that I didn't do and that now I feel are missing. So I'd like to be me a second time XD.

Where would you like to live ::
Where my soul actually resides: Japan.

Your favorite color ::

Your favorite flower ::

Your favorite prose authors ::
Beckett; Camus; Thomas Mann; Homer, especially in the Iliad; Carlo Emilio Gadda; Joyce; Huxley; Bulgakov; Kerouak; Poe; Lovecraft... Oh my god, too many!

Your favorite poets ::
Petrarca, Giacomo Leopardi, Fabrizio De André, T. S. Eliot, S. T. Coleridge...

Your favorite heroes in fiction ::
Rintarou Okabe from "Steins;Gate", Shinpei Ajiro from "Summertime Render", Hieda-sensei from "Youkai Hunter", Hazama Kuroo from "Black Jack"...

Your favorite heroines in fiction ::
Okitegami Kyoko from "Okitegami Kyoko no Biboroku", Urabe Mikoto from "Nazo no Kanojo X", Nagato Yuki from "The Melancholy of Suzumiya Haruhi", Oscar François de Jarjayes, from "Versailles no Bara", Dr. Imibe Kana, from "Kamunabi", and especially Maria, from the manga by the same name by Kamimura Kazuo.

Your favorite painters ::
Caravaggio, Tiziano, Raffaello, Piero della Francesca...

Your favorite composers ::
Bach, Chopin, Zappa, Scriabin, Stravinsky, Debussy, Bartok...

Your favorite heroes in real life ::
Frank Zappa

Your favorite heroines in real life ::
My wife

What character (s) in history do you most dislike ::
Hitler, I suppose. The original one and the modern clones. The people that with their life made the misery of others.

Your favorite food and drink ::
Japanese food! I adore Sushi, for instance. And spuma bruna / chinotto as a drink. Also Belgian brown beers. My favorite is the Mechelschen Bruyne

Your favorite names ::
Natsumi, Ai, Hana

Your pet peeve (something that easily annoys you) ::
I hate prefab opinions and prejudice

The change you most anticipate ::

A return to the Renaissance, a time in which the central aspect of human souls will be art rather than profit

A gift of nature you would like to have ::
Being able to draw and even paint. At the moment I'm only able to sketch the head of Donald Duck. Quite badly.

How I would like to die ::
Uninterrupted. I'd like to die in the period between the end of a composition and the beginning of the next one.

What is your present state of mind ::
Excitement. For one reason or another, I mostly live in a state of excitement. Right now for instance I've found out a band I didn't know anything about and I've follen in love with. I move from a Stendhal-syndrome to the other...

For what fault have you the most toleration ::
Gluttony, I guess ^_^

Your favorite motto ::
"Music is the Best" (F. Zappa)

17 février 2024 - 21:46

Of course I'd like to invite you to a listen of my works on Bandcamp.
Some of those works have been turned into videoclips that are available on YouTube.
I also have a Facebook page where I regularly post new songs and silly bits.
And I have a Blog where I talk about my music -- what influenced me and why, sometimes with more technical aspects.
Since a few years I'm on the Fediverse, as Raru.Re & Musicians.Today

EIDON VEDA is currently living in Leuven (Belgium)