Berlin, get ya head-nod on

Tonight’s program consists of a lot of Trap/Dubstep punctuated by borderline-Hip Hop and almost-Donk moments. The sound system is okay—heavy emphasis on okay. It feels … safe. And for a genre of music predicated on intensity, urgency, drop and boom, it’s weird to observe the hits from behind the auditory equivalent of a guardrail … Continue reading Berlin, get ya head-nod on

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Behind the stage at the Deutsche Oper Berlin

Recently had the opportunity to peek “behind the curtains” as preparations are underway for a brand new October premier at the Deutsche Oper Berlin. At this point, it’s mid-September, and the focus of the house is “Vasco da Gama”, a grand opera in five acts by 19th century composer Giacomo Meyerbeer … Continue reading Behind the stage at the Deutsche Oper Berlin