These photos have been taken today, 4th of January 2016 with my Smartphone. It is indeed impossible to describe the beauty of the landscape here at Cable Bay at the tip of the South Island. ( Click on photos to enlarge. )
In May 2017 I will record the 13 Barcarolles by Gabriel Faure for the West German Broadcast with the potential release on CD later. Faure has been the one composer I always was so fond of that – with the exception of his chamber music – I hardly dared to go near him. Sounds weird […]
I restrict myself here on this blog to music, books, films and ( mostly Uk ) comedy. But there has to be the odd exception. The exception has a name and it is Arthur Pemberton ( formerly also known as Arthurtwoshedsjackson ). It is our 25 year old cat. Yes, you heard right ! 25 […]
Paul K.Feyerabend gave this interview one year before his death in 1994. One of the most interesting statements regarding philosophy I have come across ( In German ).
Back in New Zealand ( with my lovely wife ) which is without a doubt one of the most beautiful countries one could imagine. I am spoilt working in Norway, another country with very special and unspoilt nature. Here are some impressions from my Mother-in-law’s house in Rangiora as of today, 26th of December 2016. […]
Walking at night through Vienna without any aim is a great delight as in this amazing city one will always discover something. This time I had been strolling off my hotel in Rennweg towards the Donau in the Landstrasse Bezirk and walked through some more deserted side streets when I suddenly saw the Cafe Zartl. […]
A flight of a Drone over war ravaged Aleppo. The face of war and a precursor to how many European, American, Russian or Chinese cities will look if war mongers will eventually have their way… ( and I have no doubt they eventually will, history has always repeated itself.)
Exactly 75 years ago, between the 29th and 30th of September 1941 the Nazis killed 33.000 Jewish people outside Kiew in an mass execution that lasted 36 hours. This massacre was one of many only and there were only 29 survivors. In Dmitri Shostakovich’s 13th Symphony the first movement ( titled ‘Babi Yar’ ) deals […]
The eminent George Steiner here with a short clip, stating the ambivalence of the arts and the ( false ? ) claim that they support a more humane society.