five days…last week

last wednesday we went to bratislava to see the ZS .. the whole trip was very spontaneous.. i was really happy about meeting them again after having met them in montreal…

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so we took the train from the new main station..

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we went to the A4 where they were playing with a Slowakian DIY Instruments Orchestra…

we were talking, drinking beer, sitting in the sun.. and unfortunately katrin and i had to leave before the zs were playing to catch the last train back to vienna.

on friday majas musik markt started. katrin and i were sitting at the snim table .. it was really hot inside.. and even hotter outside.. some people came to visit us.. one of them was sam shalabi who happened to be in vienna for the first time and who i also met in montreal!

Imagemajas musik markt was also the first opportunity to listen to our tape unicorn!

in the evening there were lot’s of great and very different concerts like neuschnee, bulbul etc.
the next morning we had to get up really early because of a first meeting with slobodan kajkut who composed a piece that we are going to play at the grenzwerte festival on june 7th with gabi teufner and gloria damijan.
later i went to the amann studios to prepare for the concerts in the evening where three duos were playing: Dafne VICENTE-SANDOVAL and Klaus FILIP, Andreas TROBOLLOWITSCH and Peter KUTIN who played a snare drum duo, as well as “DIE UNFUGE” with David SCHWEIGHART and Stefan FRAUNBERGER. katrin went to the burgenland to have BBQ.
on sunday we met again.. to sit in the park, have some lunch and go again to majas musik markt … all in all.. a lot happend…

ah yes and there was also the digital release of ‘caressing’ (a track you can find on our tape) on screaming claws.. check this out ->

on sunday

recap>MTL

Montréal oh Montréal… when I was there I was in at least four spots at the same time .. still in Chicago, already back in Vienna, in Canada and for sure I was lost a lot in my thoughts..
innerly torn appart again. I spent three weeks on different couches, learnt a lot about myself and the people I stayed with. One of the first events I attended was a party of some Colombian and German guys where my time in MTL officially started.
One of the first concerts I heard at Casa Obscura where Lori Freedman was performing during the concert series mercredi musiques with Sam Shalabi and others.
On a Saturday I took part in a foufem hacking event, a feminist hack day where I met many, very different and interesting woman. Woman working in informatics, performance, as ingeneers, mothers, woman who are interested in a very progressive feminist movement in Quebec. and I ended up going to Foulab a hacking space in MTL.
After my  three weeks of couch-expierence I moved to the Plateau.. where I was very nearby the locations and people I was interested in.
There was also a documentary film festival going on.. I watched les invisibles. I also went to see two black and white movies that were partly in German.
One other concert series I attended was Mardi Spaghetti at Cagibi.
Another Saturday I was volunteering at STEW, soirée de performance at Fonderie Darling where Rachel Echenberg, Michelle Lacombe, Christian Messier and Alexis Bellavance were performing.
Another and last concert I want to tell you about was at Casa del Popolo where amongst other Zs were playing. I really enjoyed this concert .. I was floating around, talking to lot’s of people, caring about a guy who was passing out all the time, drinking beer… a few days later I found out that my friends from Good Willsmith saw them perform in Chicago and spent some time with the band later .. as we did in MTL.. I missed my friends but at that moment I felt like sharing the ‘same’ experience and I knew I would come back to Northern America. (okay I already knew before)
The last night in MTL was a blast.. we had a tripple birthday, end of the world, moving in and moving out party with the 5 roommates and everyone who wanted to party with us. lot’s of the amazing people I met came and I met lot’s of new exciting people.

Montréal for me was very interesting, for sure because I met such a diversity of people concerning their idiologies, thoughts, what they are doing and where they are going.