A day at a faraway desk

After a 26-hour journey to Brasilia (via Amsterdam and Rio), I found myself with the luxury of a day to recuperate before my meetings and research work began. I’ve not been to Brasilia before. It’s beautiful, but it’s strange. Its strangeness lies...

Worn out in Copenhagen

I was back in Copenhagen last week. I had to attend a meeting as part of the European jazz research project I’m involved with, but it “just so happened” to coincide with the Copenhagen Jazz Festival. And while the weather was miserable almost every...

Un-Convention Venezuela

About six weeks ago, I went to Venezuela with some friends and colleagues for Un-Convention Caracas. I shot some video while I was there, and you can find them here. But the official video – complete with translation – is now available. You can watch that...

Musicians are Media Producers

I gave a keynote presentation at the Fremtidens musikalske entreprenører conference, which was held at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory in Copenhagen yesterday. My topic was ‘Musicians are Media Producers’ and I spoke for about half an hour with about 15...

Un-Convention Caracas highlights: day 7

Our last day at Un-Convention – and it’s spent in Petare, known as the most dangerous barrio in Venezuela. We went there to pay tribute to a murdered political activist from the neighbourhood, watch basketball, listen to a performance by Symbiz, visit the...