Monday, December 14, 2009

Warp!


I'm still on the job hunt. Last week I managed to land an interview for a position at the Berlin Philharmonic. When I got to the office though, it turned out to be a group interview. In other words, it was a room full of Germans making my language skills look really bad. I did not get the job. I am currently revamping my computer to focus on music performance and production. With the past year of no luck finding a job, I've decided that I should just pursue what I am good at and interested in. I believe that I could make enough to live off by playing gigs around the city. I think 2010 will be a good year.

On Friday, I went to the Finale of the six city concert/party series held by Warp Records celebrating their 20th anniversary. It was held in simultaneously in both the legendary Berghain and upstairs in Panorama Bar. The event started at 11 and ended at 10:30 the next day. The sets were staggered so that, for example, while one performer was playing in Berghain, a DJ would be playing upstairs in Panorama, and back and forth. I could go freely between up and downstairs during the sets so that if I wasn't feeling a track, I could go see what was being played in the other set. It was an exciting night! Warp records is an independent label in England that has brought to light many of the top electronic artist, including Aphex Twin, Autechre, Boards of Canada, Square Pusher, LFO, Prefuse 73, Nightmares on Wax, and Anti-pop Consortium to name a few.

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