Last May a busker saved my smile

It is one of the things that always fascinate me, how a few notes of music can travel us back in time and forward in space. This is a very well known superpower of music, of course, albeit a superpower we often forget or take for granted. Until, suddenly, as we go about the normal […]

A few notes on the first notes of 2023: New Year Concerts by Thüringen Philharmonie

Life’s unexpected journey took me to East Germany, where I got to spend the very last days of 2022 and very first days of 2023. Part of my experience included the attendance of Thüringen Philharmonie’s New Year Concert tour. “Παλιά μου τέχνη κόσσινο”, as my grandfather would say, so here I am, sharing my impressions of the very first concert of the series. Disclaimer: this is not a review so don’t expect any technicalities, this is an experience piece.