Monthly Archives: December 2011

Hodja Hog

Some years ago I was privileged to work with the extreme contortionist Hodja Hog in the performance group King Cannibal and the Headhunter. Hodja was a very special talent, a contortionist with both body and voice, able to twist her … Continue reading

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Why the Naxi buried their instruments

It was a beautiful autumnal evening in the absolutely delightful old town of Lijiang, in Yunnan province, South West China not too far from Tibet. In the town square next to the little bridge there was music and dancing. About … Continue reading

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What is a Genius?

The term ‘genius’ is thrown around like salt on a bag of fried potatoes. Any common virtuoso from Picasso to Charlie Parker. However real genius is not about artistic talent but an uncompromising intensity of lifestyle, (so maybe charlie parker … Continue reading

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Makmed the Miller / Forgotten Fish Memory Orchestra

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