Yearly Archives: 2006


Montreux, Switzerland

Dear Readers, Sometimes it pays to be ignorant. Waiting for the UBS orchestra’s charter flight to Naples, I am enjoying the croissant I swiped from the first class section of the airline lounge before being informed that I actually belonged in the business class area and would therefore have to demote my things and myself (read more…)


Milwaukee, WI

Dear Readers, Greetings from the Milwaukee airport at 7 am! I’m sitting in a generic grey seat at the gate area, my legs stretched out lightly on my case, listening to Massive Attack’s Mezzanine through oversized headphones (my constant companion for the past eight years; it’s nice to shut the entire world out from time (read more…)


Tokyo, Japan

Dear Readers, Here I am, unexpectedly, in Japan, at the end of a week of touring with the Deutsche Kammerorchester Bremen and conductor Paavo Järvi. It’s not being here today that’s unexpected, so much as having just completed a Japanese tour which, a month ago, could not have been foreseen. In short, about three weeks (read more…)