Article “Die Musiken der Welt in Mannheim? Cultural flow und die künstlerische Ausbildung in Weltmusik” published

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…Continue reading Article “Die Musiken der Welt in Mannheim? Cultural flow und die künstlerische Ausbildung in Weltmusik” published

My summer hit musings

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…Continue reading My summer hit musings

L’Hemisfèric at dusk

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.

Minsk

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…Continue reading Minsk

Hammelburg 2012

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: