Paolo Conte was affected by jazz when this style of music was banned by the fascist regime. This experience has shaped the Cantautore, who will perform at the Festival da Jazz on 28 July 2017 (original article in German, published in NZZ, 27 July 2017. Copyright photo: Matthias Heyde, www.festivaldajazz.ch).
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INPUT: The Initial Situation
Until a few years ago, learning processes were practically exclusively aimed at acquiring knowledge and skills through accumulation, especially in music, shown by great bands like Led Zeppelin. Knowledge was essentially based on an inductive experiential and personal reflection competence, as Goethe already knew in “Wilhelm Meister’s Lehrjahre”: Continue reading
Let’s jump into the Early Modern Times, the end of the late Middle Ages. In this time of change fall the discovery of the New World (1492), the gradual emergence of nation states or the appearance of new economic systems (e.g. banking in Italy, or the Fugger family in Germany). Around 1450, the Dutch Renaissance painter Hieronymus Bosch is born. Continue reading
“Oh, this must be us!” it sounded friendly toward me when I received an older couple at Zurich Airport. At a young age, I had the fortune to serve as a working student for a Swiss Jazz concert agency. Continue reading
«Mitunter, während Herr B. in seiner Glaskabine dahinrollt, hat er ein bisschen Sehnsucht nach der alten Zeit. Da dauerte der Weg zwar länger, aber man ging durch dicht bevölkerte Strassen, sah andere Gesichter und hörte fremde Stimmen. Continue reading