Buro x Bernard Pivot interview: These Brittle Bones

Buro x Bernard Pivot interview: These Brittle Bones

Opening act

Text: Adibah Isa

Image: Shaun Tan

This Friday, catch Singapore-based Brit Chris Jones — also known by his moniker These Brittle Bones — and his atmospheric ambient sounds. But first, we subject the singer-songwriter to a questionnaire

What is your favorite word?
Kintsugi — the Japanese art of lacing broken pottery with gold; finding beauty in the broken. This is due to a poem of the same name that I deeply connected with, written by British poet Rebecca Perry.

What is your least favorite word?
Quirky. I find it is used far too often to describe artistic people in a derogatory manner. I don't think it is right that straying away from the norm should draw eccentric connotations. 

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Having meaningful conversations with like-minded people without judgment.

What turns you off?
The inability to sustain a conversation.

What is your favorite curse word?

What sound or noise do you love?
Distorted, reverbed-out tambourines. Lush.

What sound or noise do you hate?
Chalk on school boards!

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Something with English — if not writing, then teaching it. I come from a long line of teachers so this may be why!

What profession would you not like to do?
Something to do with politics — I don't know the first thing about it.

If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
"You have done well".

These Brittle Bones will perform as the opening act for Perfume Genius this Friday, 7pm at TAB. Click here to book tickets.