A Layman as Concert Agent

A collection of experiences / lessons learned from organizing concerts / piano recitals for an artist, maybe a draft protocol for future instances?


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Organ Fascination

(…) once my record collection started featuring organ recordings — though organ recordings took a rather slow and non-systematic start. At least, the beginning was OK — for that time (1970), at least: a box with all of Handel’s organ concertos, played by the Collegium aureum and Rudolf Ewerhart on magnificent organs such as the famous Gabler organ in Weingarten, or the Riepp organs in Ottobeuren…


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From Local Music into the Cloud?

(…) Sure, the signs can be read off the wall everywhere: there is a trend towards computing and storage in the cloud — and frankly, it makes a lot of sense to me! Why should humanity store Exabytes (or have we already surpassed Zettabytes?) of information on thousands of millions of computers, including a zillion duplicates…


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A Look at How I Use iTunes

(…) without consistent, standardized labeling, a music library with over 10000 tracks would be a real mess, finding a specific track might be hard and time consuming, sorting & grouping would definitely fail. In the end, I found that in practice I can leave nothing as is! Luckily this does not imply that I need to retype everything…


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My Digital Music Collection

(…) In the title I used “digital music collection” — this is a more accurate description, for two reasons: not all this music was bought in the form of CDs — some of these were MP3 or equivalent purchases, plus, the CDs for me are more of an archival medium — the active part of the collection is in my computer…


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