D. J. Trump in his “own” words. Continue reading
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By learning to play african drum-rhythms I got to know the power of reiteration. African musicians don’t have a problem playing the same pattern for a long period of time. I learned to love this way of making music and I try to apply it in my music.
A huge pile of art in high quality. Klimt and Schieles at different places, couldn’t see all of them because they were at too many places. An impressing exhibition of photorealistic art; Chuck Close, Richard Estes … in the museum of modern art.
Vienna doesn’t seem to be a healthy place for musicians. All of them had already died; Beethoven, Mahler, Schubert, J. Strauß, Bruckner… One living musician sat on a bridge on a cold day in february an played “besame mucho” on his accordion. He already looked pretty sick.
A piece in 7/4 time. The melody appeared while playing on the guitar in the village Oosterend on the dutch island Terschelling.
The bright version
the dark version
The Backporch Stringband has been playing for about 25 years. We were averted by the Dragseth Duo to join them on their CD “songs from the porch”. We had a great time with lots of music and we recorded not only one but 2 CDs. CDs are still available in Husum (Germany) at Atelier Knortz.
Hommage à Victor Hasselblad who constructed a great camera that even sounds good. Here is a little piece of music with sounds only from a 500 c Hasselblad (late nineteenfifties)