All posts tagged Concert

  • An enchanted evening: Sigur Rós at Théâtre Antique d’Arles in southern France

    Ancient theaters are magical. They somehow have a narrative power. Immediately one thinks of small dramas and big fights, of opera singers and gladiators. The Théâtre Antique in Arles, a small town on the edge of the Western Provence is one of those arenas. And yet it has always been in the shadow of a much more magnificent amphitheatre, not 50 yards away.

    Nevertheless, for their last year world tour the Icelandic band Sigur Rós decided for the smaller brother. So on a warm late summer evening I went to a concert that somehow made the place even more magicical than it already was anyway.


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  • The old man and his hat – an evening with Leonard Cohen in Hamburg

    02 World, Hamburg, 14.07.2013

    It’s not one of these concerts that demand everything from you and leave you exhausted. It’s like a visit by a good old friend that you haven’t seen in a long time and that has a lot of stories to tell after all these years.

    Leonard Cohen is what you call an old-school gentleman. And gentlemen are not a long time coming. On the contrary, the grand master of melancholy begins with only ten minutes delay. More is he not asking from his guests in the o2 World Hamburg – an audience whose majority is in the same age than Cohen. Even the one or the other walker can be seen standing close to the stairwells.


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