10 Questions for... Grzegorz Kwiatkowski
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His band is taking the world by storm. But who would Grzegorz Kwiatkowski be if he weren't a musician? Filip Lech asks the Trupa Trupa frontman 10 quick-fire questions.
Your favourite character from literature, film or TV?
Hans Castorp from The Magic Mountain. I think it's because he managed to keep himself in a state of constant astonishment and immaturity. I would love to have these tools at my disposal for as long as I live as long as I didn't end up hurting other people.
Your first paycheck?
In my early high school years, I worked at the Cymes bakery. I was in charge of baking French pastries. I worked there so I could make enough to buy my first electric guitar.
The happiest moment in your career?
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I really am not a fan of the word 'career'. Generally, all of the worst things that have happened to me, the most critical, all turned out, paradoxically, to be the happiest moments and the most artistically fruitful. However, looking at it purely hedonistically and through an excursional lens, they were trips or literary residencies. So, if I have to choose, I would vote for my residency in Vienna and in Graz. In Graz, in particular, because I lived in a castle on a mountain in the very heart of the city.
In the musical category, it would have to be the open-air concert, thousands of metres up, we did on a mountain in Chamonix – with Mont Blanc behind me. And performing at the Desert Daze festival in the middle of a desert in California.