We look forward to the long-awaited UK premiere of Beat Furrer’s FAMA on Friday 11 November at St John’s Smith Square. Ahead of the immersive aural theatre experience, Eva Furrer, who performs the contrabass flute solo in FAMA this Friday, faced our quickfire questions. Read on to discover some interesting facts about the musician.
What do you regard as your greatest artistic achievement?
To be still hungry, interested and astonished about music.
What do you fear?
To lose my curiosity and passion.
Which piece of music has had the biggest effect on you?
The music I was not allowed to listen to when I was young.
What’s the most unusual performance you’ve been a part of?
Playing Syrinx by Claude Debussy for my Tibetan Master, Tulku Lobsang Rinpoche.
What’s currently on your coffee table at home?
Always a flower from my garden.
What was the first recording you ever bought?
Blood on the Tracks by Bob Dylan.
Describe yourself in three words.
Not yet arrived.
If you could have any other profession, what would it be?
Who has been the biggest influence in your life?
My son David.
Tell us your best musical joke.
Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny (Zappa).