have been exhausting!
Since coming back from Switzerland with Ellaspeed (Tony Buck, Asi Foecker, Magda Mayas and Andy Moor) we had an excellent Splitter rehearsal, followed by a long but not entirely uncomfortable over night train to Wels. Arriving just in time for our first Thymoptholein rehearsal. First day was exhausting - not enough sleep to work on the music effectively - although we did our best, and the night of music was all too emotionally felt. I in fact got incredibly angry with one of the composers and at 2am, with a touch of bad luck, got heavy in a hall-way. In retrospect, a pretty funny moment, but in the morning i regretted it. Maybe calling his music a representative of the oppressive military might of the United States was too hard.
Anyway - Wels was inspiring and frustrating in equal measure, but the frustrations were only personal. When something isn't your cup of tea, it just isn't. When a program is so broad and the musicians so sociable, you're going to find yourself in a situation where you have to say what you think.
For great dance offs in the true Monkey/Gumby variety - big peace!
follow to three Ames Room gigs in Ljubjana, Vienna and Brno - new fingers! new pressures! we got somewhere again.
Tuesday at Blue Tomato, Wednesday at Porgy! Vienna HOY!