I'm an amiable and ardent intellectual with a rather recondite creative bent that I enjoy channeling into work in film and music.
Looking for unique friends or that special someone for wide ranging intellectual and aesthetic adventures.. perhaps collaboration on future creative endeavors.
For those who may speak Enneagram psychology shorthand: 5w4 wing, intimate subtype is where I start from.
Yep, under my rather quiet appearance, true to form I combine a voracious intellectual curiosity with a strong undertow of aesthetic iconoclasm. My rather ungeeky exterior perhaps indicates I'm not totally off in my own world. But inside where it counts I'm about charting the unbeaten path: aesthetically, professionally, philosophically.
Perhaps a little revealing, characters I identified with as a kid were Saint Exupery's Le Petite Prince, Bach's Jonathan Livingston Seagull, or David Bowman/Star Child in 2001 Space Odyssey, exploring the unknowable void, observing the human conundrum, underscored with all that great otherworldly Ligeti music!
Not the usual choices perhaps, but it was the early 80's Bay Area so maybe that's to be expected for a quiet little kid who often pondered the big existential questions as far as his mind could perceive them (which wasn't very far of course).
Growing up, admit I always preferred doing my own thing rather than following along with the social scene. Certainly cared less about small talk or that hot party. Was that kid who stayed up all Sat night composing in the campus arts center rather than roaming frat row.
But always relax and thrive in small groups or especially one to one conversing. Love most a passionate conversation that explores all manner of subjects, connecting the dots, sharing and learning fresh insights.
Quite happy working/being alone, but really love collaborating closely with select friends or a kind and loyal partner, where we share similar or complimentary visions, inspire each other...all about quality not quantity.
Professionally right now working in film as it seems one of the hardest aesthetic challenges to pull off. Love the process of breaking down and figuring out where films go right and inevitably wrong as they almost all do, especially when it comes to sound/music.
Previously got dual degrees in the fabulously practical fields of Music and Philosophy. Worked in academia and tech, all in areas related to film and music. Of course the film business is quite silly, but it can be fun and occasionally artistically fulfilling.
Have created a life that allows me a rather flexible schedule. Have not had to use an alarm clock much in the last decade which is good since I hate alarm clocks. A night owl since college, late morning is a good time to work off that studio tan with some vitamin D replenishment.
Though I have a strong artistic side, not much of a bohemian. Prefer a strong sense of stability and have nothing against the comforts of modernity or manifesting copious amounts of l'argent to further fuel freedom and creative projects.
Outside of music and film, have a love for great residential architecture and design. Especially adore artists like Turrell who create totally immersive abstract works to reframe perception, glimpse the transcendent.
A dream outing to share might be a trip out to Turrell's Roden Crater or De Maria's Lightning Fields, sleep out under the stars and listen to the sublime music of Part, Reich, Riley, Budd, Eno, or any modern classical maverick.
Often work from home, so a quiet and inspiring space to live and work is vital... a little oasis in the hills..nothing like sitting in bed and seeing 50 miles to the horizon over a silent sea of humanity.
While I revel in the life of the mind, most love exploring it while sharing a nice walk/hike or round of golf/tennis perhaps...a hiking partner who loves discussing the latest they've heard on NPR or TED, film or doc they've seen, novel or script read.