a Danish shoegaze and electronic pop band
Interview: Ljubov Dzuzhynska
In conversation with singer, multi-instrumentalist, and music producer Tobias Wilner
What’s it like to be you?
Pretty much the same as being anyone else.
We travel through space on this little planet around our sun 30 kilometers per second. We get born. We fall in love. We lose people we love. We die.
What have you learned about yourself through your music?
That I still have a lot to learn.
Consider Blue Foundation being one living organism, which body part would each of you represent? Why?
This is a silly question. I guess we would be sensory neurons transporting information from the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, and skin to the brain.
If you were a musical instrument, which one? Why?
Almost everything can be used to make a sound. Sound created music. Maybe an umbrella. The sound of the rain hitting its surface. It’s such a beautiful sound. Especially if you’re with someone you truly love.
What makes you feel truly alive currently?
My love for the people I care about.
What life truth did you learn after living all these years?
That I have a lot to learn. It never stops. It’s important to never stop learning new things. To never stop asking questions.
What kinds of questions are you asking yourself?
Why do we as human beings have this strong urge to create and change the world and environment around us? What’s the purpose of it all?
What dreams may come?
What do you think really matters at the end of life?
The simple answer is our death. But things like the love for your friends and family, and the moments you have to spend with them can feel important to me.
What is your perception of beauty?
At the end of the day, beauty is, to be honest with yourself.
But I am also fascinated by the beauty of imperfection.
What was the most beautiful thing you have ever seen, felt, or lived through in your life? Why was it so special?
The world around us. The flowers. The trees. The sun in your eyes on a beautiful summer day. Warm sand between your toes. Fallen snow on your tongue. Sparkling eyes of the one you love, when you stand together under an umbrella in the rain. The moon at night. The universe we exist in.
Do you think it’s necessary for everything to have a deeper meaning in music? Why?
If music can make you look inside yourself. Make you feel and sense yourself. Maybe it can help you understand a little bit more about your inner self.
I think that’s the true purpose of art – to make you ask questions about yourself and your existence.
Has there ever been a superhero in your life?
I guess my mom. She created and gave birth to me.
What superpower would you like to acquire? Why?
Being able to travel back and forth in time and space.
What was the wisest thing you’ve heard or realized?
That ‘beauty’ is subjective.
What film, book, or anime would you like to be a part of? You don’t necessarily need to experience the fate of the main character.
Right now I don’t know how to answer that. But who doesn’t want to be part of Hayao Miyazaki’s universe?
What books would you recommend and why?
Books I keep going back to is:
Franz Kafka – The Trial, The Castle
Albert Camus – The Stranger
Fyodor Dostoevsky – The Idiot
What questions do you hate answering the most?
Ask all you want.
Most misunderstandings could be avoided if people would simply take the time to ask.
What’s the most memorable question you’ve ever been asked in your life? Not necessarily in interviews, just in life. And why did it come to mind?
What’s the meaning of it all? How and why do we exist? What’s time? All these questions that come up in your mind because you exist.
What questions would you like to be asked in an interview and what would your answers be?
It’s easier to deal with questions that can be answered, than answer a question with an answer that can be questioned. Often it is the most naïve and childish question, that is impossible to answer because of human limitations, the most mature one.