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2017 6 Okt

Anyone thinking I’ll be playing solitaire at Papagayo?

von: Michael Engelbrecht Filed under: Blog | TB | 4 Comments



11 de octubre. Jameos del Agua, 21:00 h.



Certain things happen with a reason, though we’re good in making sense  where pure chance is the real option. I didn’t believe my eyes when reading about edition no. 14 of the Festival Musica Visual de Lanzarote. It happens now, and I’ll be there. Anyone who has ever experienced a concert in the caves of Jameos Del Agua, knows about the fantastic acoustic space. Years and years ago, Brian Eno performed, along with Peter Schwalm, at the bottom of a volcano. Eberhard Weber and David Darling played solo in the very small cave nearby (the walk down there transports memories of reading Jules Verne’s journey to the center of the earth), Bang on a Can performed „Music for Airports“ in James Del Agua and brought the melancholia to the surface  that is part of Eno’s classic, but can easily overheared in that kind of „functional music“. The third meeting of the Manafonistas  at  the break of day has found a perfect afterglow, with two concerts on the opposite sides of intimacy and groove.



14 de octubre. Jameos del Agua, 21:00 h.


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  1. Michael Engelbrecht:

    My mobile on the island close to Africa:

    0049 163 14 54 617

    I’ll be on Lanzarote between Oct 8 and Oct 15

  2. Michael Engelbrecht:

    The edition no. 14 is the first time since 2002.

    Thr history of the festval is exquisite. I had been there in the editions 11, 12 and 13 before the festival had had been shut down for different reasons, and part of it had been right wing politics.

    You can read the old programs here

  3. Lorenz:

    Oh ja. Ich habe die CD „Shona“ von Michael Brook, die laut covertext 1989 während des Lanzarotefestivals mitgeschnitten wurde. Wirklich außergewöhnliche Besetzungen hatte und hat dieses Festival wie ich gerade lese. Habt eine schöne Zeit dort.

  4. Michael Engelbrecht:

    Ich erinnnere mich auch an ein Album von Roedelius und einem Saxofonisten, von dem ein Stück hier live aufgenommen wurde… das war dann aber doch etwas zu wallend und sweet….

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