Favorite bands :
These days my listening consists of mainly renaissance vocal music (Josquin, Monteverdi etc), Baroque music (Bach, Carissimi, Scarlatti, Purcell etc), Film music (Williams, Goldsmith, Silvestri, Edelman, Shore) and more modern composers (Birtwistle, Messiaen, Boulez etc).
Bandwise, I like my 80s music, new order, human league, or anything that has an 80s vibe to it (M83)
Favorite guitarists :
(Favourites) -Jeff Beck, Vinnie Moore, Joe Satriani, Yngwie Malmsteen, Eric Johnson.
(Others i like) - Paul Gilbert, Buckethead, Steve Vai, Guthrie Govan, Joey Tafolla, basically any 80s instrumental guitar players.
(pianist s) Oscar peterson
Favorite bassists :
Les Claypool, Stanley Clarke
Favorite books :
Orchestration: Walter Piston
Orchestratio n: Samuel Adler
Modal Counterpoint: Schubert
Structural Functions Of Harmony: Schoenberg
Harmony: Anna Butterworth
Fundame ntals Of Musical Composition: Schoenberg
20th Century Harmony: Persichetti
The AB Guide To Music Theory: Eric Taylor
The Technique Of My Musical Language: Messiaen
Favorite tv :
Curb your enthusiasm
Favorite movies :
Any 80s/90s horror/cop films.
Anything with ben Stiller in them.
Any Jean Claude Van Damme Film.