Alexander Moliner

I can't live without my guitar and my books.

Alexander Moliner has chosen some paths through life that has made him into what he is today. His path mainly consists of music and philosophy. We met Alexander in his home town Palafrugell to get to know him a little bit better. Our meeting left us hoping to meet him again soon.

Question: Who is Alexander Moliner, Describe yourself in few words.

Answer: I really don't know yet. This question is something I am trying to find out as life goes on and I learn from this.

Q: Tell me about your town/area and What is good about it

A: I live in a coastal town north of Barcelona called Palafrugell. It´s a beautiful touristic area especially in the summer. Great place to feed my curiousness regarding places and people as we meet them coming from over the world.

Q: What is the first thing you think of in the morning.

A: I´d like to say "learn" to myself when I wake up. I'm a curious guy and one of the reasons I wake up in the morning is to learn mora about the work around us. Also, I would like to start the day by asking; "what can this day bring".

Q: Tell me your favorite place in the world

A: My favorite place in the world is Calella, a small village on by the sea. I practically learned to play the guitar on the beach there and it has a special place in my heart.

Q: Give me a name of one of the people that you look up to in this world, your inspiration.

A: For my music, the main inspiration comes from the Cuban singer/songwriter Silvio Rodriguez. Rodriguez has moved me both musically and intellectually with his intellectual and political lyrics. I find the thougths of Mahatma Gandhi meaningful and worth mentioning when this question arises.

Q: What can you not live without. Do you have a list of things that you cannot live without?

A: When I was younger, I chose to live on the streets as a personal life project. To get the experience and knowledge that we who have a comfortable life lack. During that period I found that after all we don't need too many things in life to be happy. If I had to choose, I would have to choose two things. My guitar and my books. They go hand in hand when it comes to importance in my life.

Q: What is your goal in life?

A: My goal is to live off of my music. Right now, I might say that I am investigating the possibilities of writing music as well as performing. I am receiving great help from the literature and life itself. We´ll see how it all ends up. I'm anyway enjoying it all now.

Q: Do you have a favorite Cocktail?

A: The old Fashioned is my favourite.

Q: If you could pass on some of your knowledge to the generations coming, what would that be?

A: Step out of your comfort zone and don't be afraid to try anything whatever it is. The reward of doing something that you don't know from before gives you experiences that will build your life to what it becomes.

You can hear more from Alexander in our interview with him when viewing the film below.