Ça va Paris?

I’m visiting the MaMA (Marché des musiques actuelles) in Paris until Saturday. I am not here as an artist, but as a member of the foundation board of Fondation SUISA who is, along with Swiss Music Continue reading

Deeper Green

It arrived on my doorstep earlier today, and it fits the season so very well: Christof May’s freshly released CD Deeper Green. It’s fall now, and it is darkening around here.  Continue reading

The way he does it

Yesterday, I took my class at the HEMU to attend Kurt Rosenwinkel’s masterclass at the Montreux Jazz Academy. In a dreamlike setting, the students get to work with some oft Continue reading

die horen, Band 259

Heute eingetroffen, die horen, deutsche Zeitschrift für Literatur, Kunst und Kritik. Band 259. Sonne, Mond und Sterne. Von Literatur und Musik.  Mein Beitrag Klang, Rhythmus, Tanz: Komponieren für Gedichte inmitten von weiteren Beiträgen zu den Continue reading

Miles to go

Many years ago, I set to music a poem by Robert Frost, called Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening. I really loved this poem, the flow of lines, and in particular Continue reading

Into it

Jimmy Giuffre is a great example of a musician’s musician – one that is loved by fellow musicians and revered by generations to follow. What I love so much about him: his phrasing, his tone, Continue reading

Still Framing @ Jazzcampus Basel

They had great songs, those singers, yesterday, at the beautiful club at Jazzcampus Basel.  Songs that stayed with me when I walked out into the night around midnight, after having Continue reading

Tornare in Italia

Sono molto felice di poter annunciare un concerto in Italia. Di tornare in Italia. Quel paese magico, mitico.  Domenica 8 novembre, ParmaJazz Frontiere Festival, Parma, Italia Susanne Abbuehl – Matthieu Continue reading

“The Gift” on Mezzo

Starting on August 16, our concert at the JazzOnze+ Festival in Lausanne will be broadcast on Mezzo.  I love the fact that you can choose from different dates and time Continue reading

“Der Gaukler Tag” tomorrow on SRF

        Do you look out to-night? The moon rides like a girl through a topaz town. Emily Dickinson (fragment from a letter)   If there is one Continue reading