The German composer is not a fan of Bruckner but would like Lady Gaga to write classical music.

1) Three pieces of music you love

Stravinsky – Symphony of Psalms
Xenakis Jonchaies
John Adams
Naive and Sentimental music

2) Three recordings everyone should own

Bob Dylan Bringing it all back home
Marvin Gaye – Whats going on
Boards of Canada
Music has the right to children

3. Three musical heroes

Henry Purcell
Nick Drake
Glenn Gould

4. Three really underrated composers

Andrez Panufnik
George Crumb
William Duckworth

5. An underrated piece of music

Heirick Biber’s Partitas

6. Three pieces of music you could happily never hear again

Anything by Bruckner. Sorry Anton.

7. Your greatest concert experience

Kraftwerk playing Autobahn Live in 1980

8. Your favourite films

Harold and Maude
The Royal Tennenbaums
Dark Star

9. Your favourite books

James Joyce – Ulysses
The Poetry of Keats
Murakami (anything)
Flaubert (anything)

10. Three favourite places in the world

The Isle of Mull, Scotland
MOMA, New York
Sitting at a piano anywhere
The Barn coffee house in Berlin

11. Your proudest moment

Seeing my kids be brilliant & seeing my music come out on Vinyl

12. An embarrassing or awkward moment

The keyboard playing a bossa nova demo song in the middle of a gig the other day at the Paradiso in Amsterdam. Hilarious.

13. What do you do to relax?

Lots of reading and staring out of the window aimlessly.

14. Two guilty pleasures:

Star Trek
Addiction to Bass

15. Three living people you would most like to have dinner with?

I get the answer to that most evenings, luckily, but apart from my family, I nominate:

David Bowie
Anselm Kiefer
Aphex twin

16. Three historical people you would most like to meet in a bar?

James Joyce
Samuel Beckett
Federico Fellini

17. A historical person you’d like to go on a date with?

I plead the 5th.

18. Which fictitious person would you most like to have as a next-door neighbour?

Bouvard and Pecuchet… also Annie Hall

19. Your favourite food

Anything Italian.

20. A non-classical musician you would like to write classical music

Lady Gaga it’s only a matter of time!