Q&A: Tristesse Contemporaine

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5Ws :

1)Who are you?

Tristesse Contemporaine.

2)What do you do?


3)Where do you often create/produce? 4)When?


 4)Day time at the studio, Night time at concerts.

5)Why do you play music?

Working in an office seems less fun.

1)Which track defines you the most?

Our first song, “51 ways to leave your lover”.

2)Any track of the moment?

Connan Mockasin, “I’am the man that will find you”

3)What influences your work?


4)Do you consider yourself as an Artist? If so, why?

For the moment yes. It takes all of our time to create and promote our project.

5)What’s your academic background? Are you an autodidact?

Leo: autodidact musician but studied musicology on an undergraduate university level.

Mike: Listening to Leonard Cohen and Run DMC

Narumi: I started playing piano when I was 4 years old, soothed by Classical French Music, then I studied Musicology and Piano at the Conservatory and I discovered Punk and Pop Music.

6)Favorite designer?

Vivienne Westwood.

7)Favorite Classic movie?

Paths of Glory by Kubrick.

8)Favorite book?

Catcher in the Rye by Salinger.

9)Favorite word ( that you most overuse)?


10) Favorite music label?


11) Your dream collaboration?

Andy Weatherall.

12) What’s your life motto (quote)?

Of course my horse”.

13) Any “mot de la fin”?

Stay golden.