Monday, May 5, 2008

Nice people meeting

What a weekend! On the initiative by Bernd Scholl a few days ago Harald Grosskopf and I renewed our contact after 10 years! Unbelievable how fast the clock is ticking. The idea to meet us was born quickly and Harald and his nice family invited my family and me to visit him in his residence Solingen. We did have a lot of fun. Of course Harald showed us his beautiful house, his new Studio as well as the beautiful scenery of the Bergisches Land and the Ruhr area.
We visited some very interesting industrial monuments. Old blast furnaces, which we climbed, or the Gasometer in Oberhausen - a 110-metre high former gas storage, now used for cultural events (including concerts with electronic music) and with a very inspiring and unbelievable 20 seconds reverb. You think you are inside the mothership of "Close Encounters…"

Also Bernd Scholl was so kind to invite us all on may 3rd as guests at the 2nd "Ambient Experience" festival which was located in the city of Wuppertal. For better understanding, Bernd “Moonbooter” Scholl is not only a well-known and talented musician, but also the owner of “MellowJet Records”. For more than a year, we have contact, and I was pleased to meet him.

Several artists presented their music with (partly) very interesting animations and video snipp
I listened to newcomer Uwe Reckzeh, Moonbooter & Stefan Erbe, Wellenfeld and last but not least from Denmark Carboneids & Nattefrost feat. Robert Schroeder (on synthesizer and guitars).

Unfortunately, shortly before the festival Bernd (Scholl) had an accident and was taken to a hospital. He could not take part of the festival, but his friendly wife did a perfect job for him and kept the whole thing alive. Bernd I wish you all the best and I hope, that you will come to your legs again very quickly.

Finally Stefan Erbe (with white space suit) played without Bernd and did a perfect job too.

Between the shows I had the chance to meet a lot of people after a long time. Fans as well as artist collegues like Robert Schroeder and Stefan Erbe or committed supporters of electronic music from Germany like Sylvia Sommerfeld from "Schallwende e.V." or Frank Gerber, which presented his new "electronic circus" festival.

On Sunday I returned to Berlin with a lot of beautiful impressions in my mind.

Thank you to everyone who made this possible.

We'll see us again…

...with Harald Grosskopf

...with Stefan Erbe

...with Robert Schroeder

1 comment:

rudolfo4 said...

Hallo Bernd,
gute Nachrichten! Eine Wiederauflage der Zusammenarbeit mit Harald? Ich würde mich freuen, wenn man auch etwas Musikalisches von dir hören würde - vielleicht vorab als MP3?