Sunday, 17 June 2018

KSWE

I've been going to school at Kanti Wettingen for about four years now, with one gap-year in England, and now the time has come to say goodbye to this beautiful school and all the lovely people there because in a few days I will have finished all my exams and I'll probably only go there again to jam at some workshops.
I will miss this gorgeous monastery, with the beautiful walls and all the pretty furniture, but I am also fairly happy to start something new and continue on with the stuff that I actually like doing (sorry maths, you were fun and all but.. farewell).

Here are some photos I took last week, just to remember :)

















So one might ask, what's gonna come up next for me? Next year I will be doing civil-service at a local school, helping some students and teachers with their tasks, and after that, who knows, maybe something with music, or art, or both! Music production? We'll see ;)

Thursday, 10 May 2018

Funk, Design and The Fairy Queen

A lot of cool stuff happened the past weeks! Let's start this post with the cool concert I went to two weeks ago. Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles came back to Zürich, so my friend Gideon and I decided to go see the concert in Kaufleuten. And the coolest bit was, since I know one of the guys, we ended up being on the guest list and were able to see the concert for free! It was amazing if you want you should check out their new single "Trade It All"!
After the concert, we also hung out with them which was fun :)

Picture by my dad Markus

Last weekend I went to the "Museum für Gestaltung" in Zürich. It's a really neat Swiss design museum in the centre and I wanted to visit it for weeks. The exhibition was about design combined with nature and movement. Here are some impressions:









Last, but not least, we had our choir concert last weekend. This time we sang The Fairy Queen by Henry Purcell, a truly magnificent piece! The exhausting thing was that we had to stand three times for three hours at the concert with a little break of 15 minutes. But I still enjoyed it a lot! :)


Saturday, 14 April 2018

Funky. Ligerz. LightPainting.

Henry Purcell's piece "The Fairy Queen" is our new choir piece for the choir concert in May, and last week was choir week in Ligerz. We spent five days practising many hours a day, but also enjoying our time at this beautiful spot at Lake Biel.

Fun fact: Biel is at the border where the French and the German language "collide" in Switzerland. That's why everything is Semi-German and Semi-French, even the name of the city Biel/Bienne!

With a lovely view of the mountains and lake, Ligerz is truly a spot one should visit someday!


The only disturbing thing is the train line at the lake where a lot of intercity-trains passes. But after a while you get used to it.

In our free time, we jammed on the pianos, played some card games or werewolves or just sat and chilled, read some books and had a good time. But the last night my friend Laura and I took some light painting shots and long time exposures of the lake. Some turned out very special!

Just for those wondering: This was a 20s exposure and I moved my feet after 10 seconds. That's why they are transparent ;)






This was actually a long time exposure in complete darkness! One can even spot the stars on closer inspection.


Sunday, 8 April 2018

treff.punkt

Every Friday we have a meetup at our school with some immigrants to play sports with them. The last couple of weeks I, unfortunately, did not have that much time to go there, but last Friday I went again. Not only to play volleyball with them but also to take pictures for our school paper which will be published soon, to maybe get the attention of more people to join the meetups.




Sunday, 25 March 2018

Schönenwerd

Yesterday, my mum and I decided to go on a spontaneous trip to Schönenwerd in Solothurn Switzerland. First of all, we wanted to get out and enjoy the first warm and beautiful spring day this year, secondly, I wanted to look at a furniture store there and last but not least, we heard that there was a beautiful park there. And we were not wrong! It is a lovely place, but there is not that much to see except that park, the river Aare and the old factory buildings. Oh and don't forget that nuclear power plant in the background xD






Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Paris

So, I haven't posted for a while, but now it's time again!
Last Sunday Philip and I went to Paris for a couple of days, just until our classmates from our music class arrived too. We thought, if we go to Paris, we won't only go for four days, but stay two days longer!

In those two days, we did a lot of cool things! Next to visiting some touristic attractions like "La Tour Eiffel" or "L'Arc de Triomphe", but we also went to the "Jardin de Plantes", a huge park with lots of interesting museum-like "La Grande Gallerie d'évolution" and a huge dinosaur museum!














Besides that we also spent half a day in the "Centre Georges Pompidou", one of the coolest modern-art museums I know. After waiting in line for quite some time, we finally got to look at the great exhibitions and drink a hot chocolate at the top of the place!












By the time the others arrived, we've already checked in to the second Airbnb; a lovely place which was totally made for a big group! After jamming a little bit with the others, we went to see a concert called "Swing Lenny" in the "Philharmonie de Paris". I enjoyed it a lot because it had a lot of nice harmonies and the funky polyrhythms.


We also went to a museum which had a chronological exhibition with instruments from historical times to modern synthesizers and other electronic instruments.


We also visited the opera and saw two other concerts in the theatre of Paris. "Dialogues des Carmelites" and a Beethoven Concerto.




The last thing Philip and I did, while the others went onto the "Arc de Triomphe" was to go to the "Galerie de Paléntologie". There they had enormous skeletons of whales and dinosaurs which was quite impressing!





Altogether the trip was really nice, the concerts were amazing and we had a lot of fun together!