Danish band Efterklang are currently on the road in Europe touring recent album Piramida. Frontman Capser Stolberg (right) has sent Q this exclusive tour diary. You can re-read the band's first and second entries, but now it's on to our third and final day...
Dear Q readers
Greetings from the land of cheese, chocolate, tunnels and Röstigraben. Here's our final tour diary from Switzerland. Our concert in Südpol, Luzern, was an amazing experience. Sometimes there's magical collective connection a group of people where time and space dissolves, yesterday we forgot ourselves, joined the audience and let the music play itself, beautiful stuff.
The venue itself is a former slaughterhouse, and could very well have been haunted by thousands of ghost cows, but its past only shows from the outside. Inside it's totally peaceful & beautifully re-designed, huge bright rooms and windows facing the stunning mountain sight surrounding the city of Luzern.
Today we're in Geneva, the last stop on our Swiss tour. This is the French part of the country, hinted by an absolutely perfect croissant on a random gas stop. In our postal service project Efterpost, where we bring messages from the audience in one venue to the next, we've been puzzled by a mysterious word lately: "Röstigraben"
There are several letters for Geneva including Röstigraben. Apparently it refers to the language border between the four different languages spoken in Switzerland: German, French (Romande), Italian (Ticino) and Romansh, that reminded us of the complexity and beauty of this country, but in this case it was all about love, the most important thing, beyond any language or national identity, because it's universal.
Unfortunately the weather wasn't clear enough to examine the highest point of Europe, Mount Blanc, but instead we had a meeting with two nice Norwegian scientists from the largest particle physics laboratory in the world CERN after the show, interesting ideas and secret information, hopefully this will articulate into something that we can share with you guys...
Hope to see you somewhere out there!
10:22 AM | 15/02/2013
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