Two years ago I was asked by Prof. Ursula Hemetek to give a guest lecture within the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien’s lecture series “Transkulturalität”. The resulting talk charted the development of the world music degree program at the Popakademie Baden-Württemberg and critiqued Wolfgang Welsch’s term “Transkulturalität”. Instead, I argue in favor of […]
A couple of weeks ago I was interview by Clemens Panagl from the Salzburger Nachrichten on why songs from the non Anglo-US-American musical world suddenly become summer hits. The resulting article titled “Dein Sommerhit, das unbekannte Wesen” was published on July 7th and included some of my musings on what makes a (summer)hit. I managed […]
Continuing on last week’s dusk theme this picture of L’Hemisfèric was taken in València while walking back to my hotel after the AEC PJP-Platform meeting. Taken with my Fuji x100t.
Two weeks ago I was in Minsk for the workshop Popakademie Minsk – School of Pop organized by the Goethe Institut Minsk. Together with Martin Lücke I spent a day talking about popular music education covering both music business as well as the higher education of musicians and songwriters (cf. euroradio.fm/ru/shou-biznes-v-germanii-kak-v-maynhayme-gotovyat-pop-zvezd-i-prodyuserov for an article about […]
The Swedish band Freak Kitchen recently gave a workshop and then played a gig at the Popakademie in Mannheim. Here are some pictures from the concert:
The International Band- and Businesscamp in Hammelburg finished last Thursday. I took some pictures at the opening presentation and then at the final concert at the end of the week. Shot with my D700 and 70-200 2.8. The complete set of pictures can be seen here: