Just from photos take during an evening walk around the neighborhood of the Künstlerhaus. This walk is toward the north. These photos were taken with the camera on the hi-key setting. The yellow-green building is Die Kniepe (pub) that is the center of the Kirwa activity. The tree is the Kirwabaum. A lot of things happen around that tree.
Thursday, July 27, 2023
Tuesday, July 25, 2023
It took a lot of doing, but I was ready (or at least had done as much as was going to be done) to leave on Tuesday afternoon. Leave for where? Schwandorf, Bavaria. It was sort of a last minute happening and surprise. There'll be more about it as the blog progresses. For now just know that I'm doing a residency at the Kebbel Villa - Oberpfälzer Künstlerhaus in Fronberg, a suburb of Schwandorf. I'm working on video project. Editing to be specific. Very, very tedious. I may do some composition, if I have the time, but that is not a priority.
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Luggage including the Travel Tuba.
Monday, July 24, 2023
I am back in my favorite Bavarian village of Fronburg. It is Friday; I got here on Tuesday. I am not over the jet lag, but things are better. I've been a bit busy here, but I'll get to that in future posts. For now a quick recap of the weekend before departure.
CuZns performed as itself, then with Karl Evangelista's quintet last Friday at Automata. An evening of free improvisation. I think it was one of CuZns' more risky performances. That duo can go places. And it did. As did Karl's quintet. Improvising is difficult work, but I managed to have a little fun in the process.
The next day we were all at Wayne Peet's studio to record. Free improvisation again. It is great not to have to read any notes. Of course, if the leader says, "Do it again!," you're in a world of trouble.
CuZns is: Bobby Bradford, William Roper
The Karl Evangelista Quintet is: Karl Alfonso Defensor Evangelista, Margaret Rei Scampavia Evangelista, Robert Lopez, Bobby Bradford, William Roper.
Photos courtesy of Cassia Streb, Jennifer Bewerse, Kim Kahn, Wayne Peet and yours truly.