May 2023

Tale 17:
Of May 2023

Hamburg, Berlin, Copenhagen, Hamburg

I am interrupting my Portugal stay for a month back north.

XJAZZ! festival in Berlin asked me to document the festival again, this year as a one man show and I could not say no. It´s one of the most inspiring and musically diverse festivals I know, right in the heart of Berlin X Berg. I´ve known and worked with the team for a few years now and while it has been chaotic at times, it is always a pleasure to work with artists that take things to the next level and inspire others to do the same.

If you have a chance to visit XJAZZ! next year, don´t miss it. This edition included some of the best live shows I have ever seen. 

To name a few: 

A SONG FOR YOU / Cycles Collective opening ceremony,
Sonic Interventions. 

Here is what I made for them:

After a short trip to Copenhagen with family, it is time to get my hands dirty. Somewhere in the middle of Hamburg Schanzenviertel, we (the PINK ALLIGATOR COLLECTIVE) scored a jackpot: A secret room that we are making into a small project studio for collaboration projects.

We have a week until my flight back to Portugal to build a 6.5 x 3.5m wall and sound proofing, rearranging our equipment and create a new storage area. Let´s go!

Why secret, you ask? Well… It wouldn´t be a secret if you knew. 

But I can show you when I am back.