Here's the transcription of the seventh and last part of my interview with Amelia LeClair. You can find the previous parts here: one, two, three, four, five, six. Don't forget that Cappella Clausura, the group she directs, is performing this weekend! They will be at Grace Church in Salem this Sunday, May 10, at 7:30 pm. (They also performed this past weekend - hopefully some of you made it to those concerts!)
Interview with Amelia LeClair at the Cafe Algiers, Cambridge, MA, on 4/22/09, cont.
Q: All right, time for the questionnaire!
Q: All right, here we go. Just answer immediately, you don’t have to think about it hard. What is your favorite word?
A: Oh my God. [laughs] Maybe that’s it.
Q: Don’t think about it!
A: My favorite word? Oh, wow, I have a lot of favorite words, I love words.
Q: Pick one. Or you can list a bunch, that’s acceptable.
Q: What’s your least favorite word?
A: Chicken. Because it’s funny.
Q: What turns you on creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?
Q: What turns you off creatively, spiritually, or emotionally?
A: Bad music.
Q: [laughs] What sound or noise that is non-musical do you love?
A: Two hammers.
Q: Two hammers?
A: Take two household hammers and bang them together. They make a very cool sound.
Q: All right. What sound or noise that is non-musical do you dislike?
A: Oh, chalk on a blackboard.
Q: What’s your favorite curse word?
A: The f-word.
Q: OK! You’re allowed to say it, but I won’t force you. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? This is an interesting question for you, because you decided, and then you did it. A lot of people don’t necessarily make that informed a choice. But what would your second choice be?
A: If I had another life, and I could expend it in another way, I would be an oceanographer.
Q: And what profession would you absolutely never want to be?
Q: Name one of your favorite composers.
Q: Name one composer where you just don’t see what all the fuss is about.
Q: If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
A: “What shall we sing?”