On the rare occasions I’ve been afforded the opportunity to present my work outside the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, the logistics have consistently been less than ideal. (The reasons for this state of affairs are clear. As I’ve reiterated too many times, I am not a “viable commodity” in the niche world of free jazz/improvised music. ..read more

Back story minutiae:

Gmunden is a small, quintessentially/stereotypically picturesque “destination” town in upper Austria; surrounded by farmland and nestled among mountains and a fairly large body of water. (Concerning the former, as one mountaintop appears to be a human profile, there is a legend having to do with, I believe, a princess, underwater inhabitants and gods ..read more

Austria 2018 aftermath

While mitigating circumstances impacted my travel/acclimation — at times to the point of absurdity/embarrassment — the music and camaradarie at the core of my recent visit to Austria more than compensated for these “difficulties”. I am extremely grateful to Siegfried (Holzbauer) and Fritz (Novotny), who provided the means to get me to Austria, and, from ..read more

Thanks to the efforts of Reform Art Unit spiritus rector Fritz Novotny and polymath Siegfried Holzbauer, I will, barring life’s vagaries, be returning to Austria at the end of August as a member of Three Motions. (When Fritz first proposed the trip, he thought to call the threesome of himself, Paul Fields and me ..read more