Hi, my name is Tristan. I make experimental electronic music by night and work in retail for a well known photographic retailer in my spare time. My sense of humour is somewhere between Stewart Lee and Milton Jones. On the personality spectrum I am quite shy, I can be outgoing when I need to be. I am polite, educated and quirky at times.
Since 2002 I have been making punk influenced sound using primitive equipment such as tape recorders, gameboys and most recently laptop computers. I am not really motivated by career or status and prefer to focus my efforts on creative pursuits.
I am a shy but essentially good natured person. I enjoy my own company and probably become quite independent after being single for some time. Gentrification and urban sw**kiness leaves me cold, I love the rugged country and the downtown dives too. All I ask is that you keep it real!
My interests include attending gigs , visiting art galleries and quiet nights in with a nice pint of real ale.
I tend to have quite an unconventional view of life and am not afraid to think outside of the box. When I am not working I enjoy composing experimental electronic music.
I have an interest in constrained writing i.e Raymond Queneau, Perec etc. I like the idea that limitations can be a source of inspiration rather than frustration. I am an avid Radio 6 listener and and prefer alternative styles over generic mainstream fare.I think having a strong message or artistic vision is way more important than polished technical perfection. I am a bit of a self confessed muso. I love collecting vinyl and am current attending hipster support therapy to remedy this problem. My taste tends to veer towards the obscure, some of which I guess a lot of people would struggle to define as music
Some favourites include Nick Drake, Sonic Youth, David Sylvian, Pavement, Subway Sect, John Cage, Phillip Glass and Merzbow.
Culture Vulture's please drop me an email, I do enjoy intelligence conversation but am loath to throw around millenial phrases like Sapiophile (seems to prescriptive and elitist to me). I know it is not convention for girls to make the first move but do feel free to email me if you want to. It takes a lot of courage and I won't shoot you down for it. It is quite frustrating seeing an empty inbox week after week and you will have my upmost respect for trying.
My golden rule is Forget about expectations from society and your parents and focus on what makes you happy. Life is too short to worry about what other people think.