Monday, October 5, 2015


Together, Richard Sennett, p214…
Improvisation is the key to radical repairs of this sort; they most often occur through small, surprising changes … Improvisation occurs in exploring the connections between small repairs and their large consequences.
Incoherence … arises when the craftsman forgets there was a problem to solve in the first place.
take it to music
exploring the connections between small repairs and their large consequences.

reacting to/correcting the small surprises, grow them.

Incoherence … the problem to solve in the first place, was it "self pr" or "makin music together" ?

“Having lost sight of our goals, we redouble our efforts” -- Mark Twain

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Dialektmusikfestival mundARTgerecht in Längenfeld 13. September

Wir, das sind "Dieter Oberkofler und Freunde", spielen im "Restaurant Alt Längenfeld" abwechselnd mit den Holzbläser der Landesmusikschule Längenfeld.

Beginn so ab Mittag bis 18 Uhr.

überhaupt ein cooles Wochenende
  • Samstag um 11: aushilfskraft bei "fransen jazz" in Zirl
  • Samstag um 19: bass bei dieter&freunde in der lehn7
  • Sonntag um12: mundgerecht

Monday, August 3, 2015

outreach - after the lunch

  • Craig Harris : simply a great man making a great band and a great time.
    Workshop/rehearsels and a final concert.
  • Carlton Homes : jazz blues and the clave, was less clave but more about the differen feels of jazz, blues and latin music and the idea to use foreign feelings in a solo.
    Then again the feel might be the basis for the styles clave.
  • Rats: I missed bandworkshop masterclass por che ne trio.

Thursday, July 23, 2015


Next weeks schwaz a the center.

August 13. to 15. either jazz-more with gene pritsker and franz hackl or advanced rock with jane getter and adam holzman.

July 30. and 31. and august 1. Craig HarrisWorkshop Band - Afro American Music

Usually dense worktime, coolest grooves and inspiring leader.
The workshop ends with a workshop concert on august 1.

And there are other workshops at this and the following two weekends.

Maybe an afternoon with Mark Egan

But most likely I will be at Jazz, Blues and the Clave - Carlton Homes 

The festival is on august 6, 7 and 8.
Hope to see you there, better yet hear you, play with you.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

new tool - saute

a new tool in the kitchen: the blue saute pan

from wikipedia: Sautéing (from the French sauté, lit. "jumped, bounced" in reference to tossing while cooking)[1] is a method of cooking food, that uses a small amount of oil or fat in a shallow pan over relatively high heat.

actually tossing this pan is ... requires more musclepower than i have, so make it stirring

move it to music ... take a tune and stirr the bars and notes ... a ...

don't know how it sounds yet :-)

Friday, June 5, 2015

trying to get audio into the blog

simpler than via external server
use a video
inclusion works, but is not played on ubuntu.

for pesciolino i switched to wordpress, mp3 embedding is much easier.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

darest ... dearest

On a much more important topic.

Love starts with the wish "may you be happy"

 Ven. Robina Courtin, Love and Attachment 122013


And then work on it, make it grows.

Sunday, April 12, 2015


real cool
a walk in the local creek
the green water is not as some believe due to the melting snow from mountain top, but it is green by design:
perfect contrast to the color of barefeet coming out of the water.

Thursday, April 2, 2015


REGGIE WASHINGTON - "Rainbow Shadow": although ... ahhh forget all although, go for it ... maybe even go for jef lee johnson himself ... or maybe odd go for that-little yourself.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Probe by heart - language view

In der Musikschule und angelehnten Workshops, höre ich immer die Forderung an Sänger, das Stück auswendig zu lernen.
Ein Argument heute war, weil es jedesmal besser wird, und sie dann nicht mit Noten- und Textlesen beschäftigt sind.
Das stimmt, Wiederholung führt üblicherweise/hoffentlich zu Verbesserung. Aber das Ablehnen von Arbeitshilfen macht eine komplexe Aufgabe nicht einfacher.

English is better here, in contrast to rehearsel/Probe where german is more mine.
This is correct, repetition usually/hopefully leads to improvement. But rejecting work aids, does not make a complex task easier.

Learn by heart instead of auswendig.
Learn by heart feels more like inwendig.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

quirks - ancient redo

the music based on coletrane's changes but in different keys F A Db instead of G B Eb.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Whiplash movie

The music is ... nice, a little antique ... but anything else is wrong as can be.
I assume the genre is splatterless horror movie. Otherwise the members of the jury and sundance festival definately need guidance, much much guidance, no pity, but a lot of compassion.

another way to interpret:

the teacher is the image of the worst side of ...
looking for something he wants "charlie parker" here.
most of the time this is what he would like to be, but failed to achieve.
thereby missing out what he got, for example any "ornette coleman" would get unnoticed, most likely would die.

JazzBaragge jam

After tuesday jam in Bern I stopped by at the Moods in Zurich for JazzBaragge jam session. And ... playing was nice and talks were better...