1. What sound from your childhood made the most impression on you?
The sound of the ice cream truck that used to come through all Detroit neighborhoods. One sound of the iconic music the driver would play out of his loudspeaker would send any kid into a frenzy. The trick would be to run home, asked your parents for money, then catch up and stop the truck. It was almost like capturing a White Unicorn Horse. Every kid was conditioned to react immediately to the sound of the truck music.
2. How do you listen to the world around you?
In various ways. Because I only speak English, I’ve leaned to read body, hand and eye movements very well, so I may not know exactly what is being said, but I can detect the sentiment. As a career DJ, it’s taught me to listen to multiple things at the same time. Consuming more reality than the average person. It’s made me much more attentive to everything around me. A drawback is that sometimes, my focused attention can be taken away too easily because I’m quite sensitive.
3. Which place in the world do you favor for its sound?
New York City. The city never sleeps. It’s like an alarm clock they never shuts off. Crazy, but I love it.
4. How could we make sound improve our lives?
I think we can improve our lives with sound by trying to achieve true silence first. Then by strategically applying sound would make us more appreciative for the sounds that are more relevant. Like a baby crying or laughing, people having a conversation, nature, the sounds of life in general.
5. What sound would you like to wake up to?
The sound of the ocean.