QA: FALSE WITNESS

FALSEWITNESS

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@thelimitdoesnotexist

 

1. Who are you?

Marco Gomez aka False Witness.

2. What do you do?

I’m an artist.

3. Where do you often create/produce?

At home, at my desk, on my bed, in a studio. Wherever.

4. When?

Often.

5. Why do you play music?

It feels right.

6. When did you start making music?

Professionally since 2012.

7. Which track defines you the most?

False Witness – TRUST

8. How would you describe your own music?

Sexy, anxious, psychedelic, euphoric, aggressive, gay.

9. Any track of the moment?

10.What influences your work?

The dramatic.

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

I taught myself how to produce electronic music, with help from some key mentors and friends. I graduated from the Bard MFA program this summer.

12.Favorite designer?

Damir Doma.

13.Favorite book?

The Black Jacobins by CLR James.

14.Favorite classic movie?

Hellraiser.

15.Favorite music label?

R&S’s back catalogue.

16.Your dream collaboration?

Hito Steyerl, Versace, Black Socialists of America.

17. Are you analog or digital?

Digital.

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

Ableton almost exclusively now.

19.Describe your creative process?

I lie in bed until something happens. Honestly.

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

On the dancefloor.

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

Hard Wax in Kreuzberg, Bandcamp.

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

Reality is malleable. That’s pretty optimistic, no?

23. Do you have a healthy lifestyle?

I do my best.

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

I can’t, really.

25. Any secret skills?

Sure.

26. Any future plans?

Divorce my (future) husband.

27.What’s your life motto?

“…Do what you feel, when you feel like it, if you feel like it” – Grace Jones

28. Any “mot de la fin”?

“By what standard of morality can the violence used by a slave to break his chains be considered the same as the violence of a slave master?” – Walter Rodney

 

 

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