The Hero’s Journey of Tristan Gauthier

What is the best thing that I love about my work?
To see the passion of music growing in my students. Best of the best: when a student starts to write his own songs!

What is my idea of perfect happiness?
To earn a living by following your passion. Under the Sun. By the sea. With a cool sexy wife, 2 kids, 1 dog & 1 cat.

What is my greatest fear?
The fear of the blank page. Creating is like eating, breathing or drinking water for me. If I don’t have that.. ouch!

What is the trait that I most deplore in myself?
I want to live 1000 lives in one. It’s tiring.

Which living persons in my profession do i most admire?
Everyone who is passionate, humble and kind.

What is my greatest extravagance?
I came to live in Paris from south-west of France almost ten years ago with no money, my guitar on my back and no other plans than making music.

On what occasion would I lie?
I never lie.
I just lied.

What is the thing that I dislike the most in my work?
Administrative bullshit stuff….!!!

When and where was I the happiest, in my work?
On stage with my students 2 weeks ago!

If I could, what would I change about myself?
I already changed a lot about shyness and sensitivity. Now it seems all well-balanced so I don’t feel like I need to change other things about myself.

What is my greatest achievement in work?
I created a rock school ( few years after moving to Paris without knowing what I was going to do there.
And more personal, my EP “The Sunny Side Of The Street” ( which I would describe as the musical reflection of my hectic 20s.

What do the words ‘The Financial Freedom to Create’ mean to me?
Sounds like being able to make a living by following your passion and dreams.

Where would I most like to live?
I thought a lot about California or Australia.
You know Paris is amazing but it can be really rude too. Except if you are rich of course! Which I’m not. For the moment.

What is my most treasured possession?
An audio tape of my first day ever!! You can hear the people visiting baby me and my parents at the hospital.

What is my most marked characteristic?
I’m a very perseverant person.

What is my most inspirational location, in my city?
A friend’s house full of psychedelic paints and sculptures in the 13th. Sometimes I stay here when they are on vacation and it feels like being in the city without being here. Perfect balance for an artist.

What is my favourite place to eat and drink, in my city?
Many.. as long as it’s simple and not show off it will all be my favorite place!

What books influenced my life and how?
Too bad my literature teachers were so bad they disgusted me with books. So I would more say Kurt Cobain and Eddie Vedder’s lyrics influenced my life. They show me the way to turn my fears and scars in a beautiful way.

Who are my favorite writers?
Damn I don’t know!

You Only Die Once. What music would I listen on my last day?
All the music I loved played in the same time.

Who is my hero or heroine in fiction?
Christopher McCandless from the book/movie “Into The Wild”. Which is not a fiction sorry. I’ve never been into superheroes.

Who are my heroes and heroines in real life?
Everyone who is passionate, humble and kind.

Which movie would i recommend to see once in a lifetime?
Wow so hard to say! “Into The Wild” is the first to come in my mind as I just mentioned it.

What role plays art in my life and work?
It gives me happiness, magical moments, self confidence, the chance of meeting new people from all ages & origins.

Who is my greatest fan, sponsor, partner in crime?
My friends!

Whom would I like to work with in 2017?
I’d like to teach music to down syndrome people.

Which people in my profession would i love to meet in 2017?
Dave Grohl?

What project, in 2017, am I looking forward to work on?
I have a show for kids about blues music coming!

Where can you see me or my work in 2017?
The easiest way is to follow me on my Facebook >>

What do the words “Passion Never Retires” mean to me?
Passion is fuel, passion is hope, passion is love, passion is life.

Which creative heroes should Peter invite to tell their story?
Damon Albarn. Good luck contacting him!

How can you contact me?


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