Peter Margasak reviews the 2020 Ultraschall Festival in Berlin, a concert series in which the most successful performances were those that pushed against the grain.
About Peter Margasak
Peter Margasak is a longtime music journalist who spent more than two decades as a staff writer for the Chicago Reader, and also has contributed to Downbeat, Chamber Music, Bandcamp Daily, The New York Times, and more. Since 2013 he has curated the weekly Frequency Series at Constellation in Chicago, and since 2016 has been artistic director of the Frequency Festival. He presently is attending the American Academy in Rome as part of its Visiting Artists & Scholars Program.
Entries by Peter Margasak
Peter Margasak reviews Norway’s Only Connect Festival of Sound, which for the second time in recent years joined forces this year with Ilan Volkov’s omnivorous Tectonics festival.
Peter Margasak reviews the 2019 MaerzMusik Festival in Berlin, a “Festival for Time Issues” that hosted diverse strains of music and media, meant to illuminate disparate aspects and conceptions of time.
Peter Margasak reports on doings at the 2019 Borealis festival, an annual event in Bergen, Norway, that nurtures and showcases experimental music while also examining its social dimensions and implications.