The stats for these pages tell me that the vast majority of people who come here are looking for information about the Viennese waltz. Well, I apologise for the misleading title but you won’t find anything about it here :)
What you will find are reviews of live concerts (mostly of the rock and free jazz variety) I’ve attended, mostly in Vienna but occasionally elsewhere. I’ve been living here for 2½ 3½
4½ 5½ 6½ 7½ 11½ years now and am constantly amazed at the quality, quantity and variety of live music in this city. If you’re a music lover, there can be few better places in the world to live – and I’m not even taking into account the world of classical music and opera, which is something I know very little about and is really not my scene at all.
In 2017 I left Vienna and moved to Geneva, Switzerland. I didn’t want to change the title of the blog, though. In recent months, prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic which obviously put paid to live concerts, I’ve started writing album reviews again.
The site also collects most of the album reviews I wrote for The Sound Projector magazine. There’s also previews (not much use, I know) of past live concerts in Vienna, taken from my monthly column for the now defunct Ether magazine, and a few letters to the press.
I also maintain a list of forthcoming concerts by the British saxophonist Evan Parker.
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