July 2015

Leaving Europe after Four Months
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Leaving Europe. With the exception of a week in Beirut, I have been here four months. So many people to thank. Jon Rose and Gerry Hemingway who I played with in Nickelsdorf, Phil Minton who I played with in Porto...
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Rose-Hemingway-Ostertag at Konfrontation Festival, Nickelsdorf
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Nice photos courtesy of Bogdan Edi Dimitriu. Thank you!
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Interview published in Mexico
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Interview by Mexico City-based musician Walter Schmidt today published in Spanish in Milenio, one of Mexico's major national newspapers. Bob Ostertag: Periodista Radical y Músico Experimental
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July 19: with Hans Falb in Nickelsdorf.
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The Nickelsdorf festival was a joy. High points certainly included hearing Eddie Prevost's set with John Edwards and Tom Chant, and hearing Olaf Rupp play in a trio with vibist Els Vandemeyer. After doing this for 30 years, I cannot...
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July 17-19. Konfrontation Festival. Nickelsdorf, Austria.
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In the tiny town of Nickelsdorf on the Austria-Hungarian border at the Konfrontation Festival. On the 17th I played solo. Tonight I play with my trio with Jon Rose and Gerry Hemingway. Lovely to play again with these long-time friends and...
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Bar Florio. Cagliari, Italy. June 16, 2015.
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Last minute concert at the Bar Florio in Cagliari, at the southern tip of Sardinia. Concert was outdoors in the plaza in front of the bar. Gorgeous public space. Toddlers running around. Older kids on skateboards. Elderly people chatting away...
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Brno, Czech Republic. June 13, 2015.
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Super fun concert in Brno. The grand plan was an outdoor concert in a field in a forest. Sort of a rave. A major wave of rain, thunder and lightening moved everything into an old stone building nearby. No matter....
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Interview in Istanbul. June 13, 2015.
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Interview published Taraf, newspaper in Istanbul. http://www.taraf.com.tr/kultur-ve-sanat/yolun-sonu-beni-mutlu-etmiyor/
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Ausland. Berlin, Germany. June 12, 2015
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Nice gig in Berlin at Ausland, one of the longest running clubs for adventurous music in Berlin. I often play there when passing through Berlin. The nicest people run the place. Very relaxed vibe. Nice sound. My good friend Jon...
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May 30-31. Solo and Duo with Phil Minton. Serralves em Festa! Festival. Porto, Portugal.
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Two concerts at the Serralves em Festa! Festival in Porto. First a solo. Then a duo with Phil Minton. Phil is one of my dearest friends and one of my longest time collaborators. I first played with him in about 1980,...
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