QA : FOQL

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photo credits: Michał Sierakowski

 

1. Who are you? 

Simple polish woman.

2. What do you do? 

I play live music and record as FOQL and sometimes I play others music from tapes while being TJ Głupiec.

3. Where do you often create/produce?

In my studio located in Warszawa-Grochów old factory basement .

4. When? 

Whenever I want.

5. Why do you play music? 

It is the only thing that does not make me crazy in this fucked up world.

6. When did you start making music? 

About 7 years ago I started to make electronic music. But I was also trained as a violin player when I was a kid.

7. Which track defines you the most? 

I don’t know. I would say all cause my esthetics are not something given once and forever.

8. How would you describe your own music? 

It is something between noise and dance with strong need to avoid 4 to the floor boredom. I am really bored with techno music. Like to death.

9. Any track of the moment? 

Oh yeah I really love this one :

10.What influences your work? 

Everyday struggle of being polish weird woman in her 30s lol

11.What’s your academic background? Are you an autodidact?

I’ve studied this and that … some anthropology, polish literature, culture studies … but finally I have diploma from poetry. And I really hate academia.

12.Favorite designer? 

Hmmm right now I really enjoy Patrick Savile.

13.Favorite book? 

Probably Eco’s “The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana” is one of them

14.Favorite classic movie? 

“Night train” by Kawalerowicz

15.Favorite music label? 

I would say that I am highly fascinated by current cassette culture and local scenes.

16.Your dream collaboration? 

Tomek Popakul — ASTMA 

well he is my friend basically and shares with me some strange musical energies.

17. Are you analog or digital? 

I am both.

18.Which soft wares/tools/ instruments do you use/play?

I am big fan of Elektron gear, Dave Smith gear and currently I am using Rytm, Analog 4, DSI PRO2 …and Arturia MiniBrute CV controlled from DSI… but also desktop Blofeld Waldorf is pretty cool for its price and for traveling … I like to work with tapes and sampling …. but also VST synths when in mood for it … it does not really matter what you are using … it’s only matter of imagination.

19.Describe your creative process? 

I hide in my studio and worke worke worke.

20.When are you the most prolific (creatively)? 

Hmm it really depends … but lately I feel better working during the days and sunshine.

21. Any favorite record stores? (Real/virtual) 

Warsaw’s Side One store is pretty cool

22.What’s your life philosophy? (Optimistic/pessimistic)

My philosophy is pretty neurotic hahahah

Today I feel rather dunno.

23.Do you have a healthy lifestyle? 

I REALLY TRY xD but I love fries.

24.How do you manage your time effectively? (Job/hobby)

I do not.

My job is my hobby is my life so sometimes it’s hard to be effective.

BTW I am not a bussiness so maybe I do not have to be?

25. Any secret skills? 

Yeah I make awesome soups.

26. Any future plans? 

Resist.

27.What’s your life motto? 

Avoid liars.

28. Any ‘mot de la fin’ ?

Be cute & nice so love can win.

 

LIVE #04 >>  recorded in Śmierć Człowieka gallery in Warsaw (“death of a man”) only with cassettes during “V/A 24” event with Uj Bala, B.yhzz and FOQL( as TJ Głupiec)

 

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