The Heroine’s Journey of Isabelle Kluk

What is the best thing that I love about my work? Having the possibility to explore my creativity through different vectors as composing and playing music, writing songs, singing, writing poetry and stories, filming, photographing, acting…       

What is my idea of happiness? Feeling no anxiety at all, just be there, here and now and enjoy the present moment. Also swimming in the sea… this makes me really happy !

What is my greatest fear? Death

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself? Anxiety  

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?  Kate Bush, Debbie Harry, Malik Djoudi, Damon Albarn, Sebastien Tellier, Françoise Hardy, Michael Franti, Alain Chamfort, Chrissie Hynde, Flavien Berger, Katia Buniatishvili, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Jane Birkin.

What is my greatest extravagance? Taking all the time that I need. 

On what occasion would I lie? I would lie to those who are lying to me.But mostly, I just prefer having the courage to say what I have to say. 

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work? Promoting myself. Having to much doubts concerning what I’m doing .Spending to much time on my computer.

When and where was I the happiest, in my work? It’s difficult to choose one in particular. I will say that it was when I’ve finally finished my first solo album « Noir », after 2 years of hard work . Realizing  one of my dream and wish. Thinking about the voyage it has been, and that now, it does exist for real !

If I could, what would I change about myself? My impatience and my lack of self confidence .

What is my greatest achievement in work? My first solo album,  « Noir » that has been released in October.

Where would I most like to live? Close to the Mediterranean  sea in Greece or Italy. 

What is my most treasured possession? My independence.

What is my most marked characteristic? Curiosity

What is my most inspirational location, in my city? Montmartre

What is my favorite place to eat and drink, in my city? Roberta, Italian trattoria 5 bis, rue de la Vieuville. Paris 18e. 

What books influenced my life and how?« Les fleurs du mal  »  de Charles Baudelaire, « Les contemplations » de Victor Hugo, « Car l’adieu, c’est la nuit  » d’Emily Dickinson, all of those three books are poetry, and poetry has deeply opened my mind to another way of reading and writing. I like reading poems. « La conjuration des imbeciles » de John Kennedy Toole, the characters are absolutely amazing, all beautiful and passionate losers, may be made me understood that I prefer losers to winers.« La possibilité d’une île  »de Michel Houellebecq, was a chock for me, a new way of writing with a futuristic vision and so much modernity. « Les Années  »d’Annie Ernaux, a women’s life through many generations, reminded me that I am so thank full, as a women to have the choice of my own life, in a free country.

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day? Silence

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction? « The invisible man  » 

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life? Jane Goodall Georges Sand, Simone Veil, all the women that stand around the world for their passion, freedom and dignity. Pierre Soulages, David bowie, Bob Marley, Dalai Lama, Nelson Mandela, Pedro Almodovar.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime? «Winter Sleep »of Nuri Bilge Ceylan.  

What role play stories in my life and work? Stories are mind openers, they have the power of revealing different parts of ourselves, acting like a mirror sometimes, stimulating our imagination, and giving us some possibilities to learn, dream , create…Stories are there everyday in my life and work , little stories, big stories, stupid stories, funny stories, sad stories…They can be listened but also written.  

What do the words ‘You are the storyteller of your own life’ to me? It means, that I’m responsible of myself, my choices and for the way I act.That I have the power to imagine whatever I feel like and that if I really want to and I if I’m not afraid to work , I have the possibility to achieve it.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime? My compagnon and lover.

Which people or companies would I like to work with? Jessica Howie,   Kiki Smith, Malik Djoudi, Virginie Despentes,

What project am I looking forward to work on? My new video clip.

Where can you see me or my work? You can listen to my music on streaming platforms, watch my videos on You tube, visit my website, also on social networks. 

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me? Sometimes it retires or turns into something else. Passion is a very powerful energy, on which you have absolutely no control.

Which creative professionals should Peter invite to tell their story? Jessica Howie, Sophie Rose, Sophie Mac Donald, Aurélie Sanner, Flora Iattoni 

How can you contact me? isabellekluk@gmail.com 

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