Moers Festival

Great opportunity. Since I am in Germany, unintentionally and somewhat enervated, I might have a chance to visit once more one of the major Jazz festivals in the world. I was a regular concertgoer there in the late 1970s and most of the 1980s, but had somehow lost interest in New Jazz later.

Just before I moved to the Middle East in 2001 (a couple of weeks before September 11, which then changed the world), The Residents (something which I had in fact predicted in 1982), Fred Frith, and David Thomas performed on one evening, which was dedicated to “Art Rock” (not Jazz at all; pretty unforgettable) in one of the largest circus tents of the world in the rather unlikely city of Moers on the Lower Rhine, except for Pentecost just backwater.

Fred Frith who is among the most frequent artists at Moers will come again this year, as well as John Zorn who got the whole first evening together with his gang. See the full program here.

16 May 2013 @ 2:14 pm.

Last update May 16, 2013.

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