Monthly Archives: October 2015

Berlin, Get Ya Head-Nod On

We roll up on Gretchen on Obentrautstraße near 2:00am. Small disjointed clusters of people are loitering outside an otherwise unassuming building next to a Bio Markt. Perhaps I’ve grown to expect my clubs have a certain presence, whether located in industrial cellars or decommissioned power stations. The fact that there is no queue at the […]

Impressions: Behind the Stage at Deutsche Oper Berlin

When it comes to opera, you could say the performance is the tangible “product” of an opera house: a sensory experience comprised of sound, story, and setting. But in truth it is only the very tip of the vast iceberg which is the planning, the training, and the coordination which goes into any given production. […]