As of June 2021, I am a lucky recipient of the i-Portunus program, which allows me to collaborate with artists in other European countries.
Through this grant, I have been given the opportunity to travel to France in several segments throughout the summer, rehearsing and recording for a new release with vibraphonist Franck Tortiller.
Enclosed are a few impressions from my first days in Paris.
The city has completely come back to life after the long lockdown and it almost seems like nothing has happened. This is somehow liberating and for me but still partly scary.
I try not to think about it too much and enjoy the feeling of happiness that definitely prevails!
With the luxurious opportunity to rehearse with time and be inspired by the city, many great new ideas definitely emerge!