Though many of us long for summer to continue, the increasing variety in colour across the capital's foliage betrays the coming season. For many Autumn signals the beginning of the long night, another year of school, the start of an orchestra's concert season; for others it can denote a new chapter in ones life.
Beginning this fall, I will be living in Basel, Switzerland. In a week's time I will commence my MA in Specialized Performance of Early Music at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis and I look forward to the change of scenery.
This move, however, begs a few questions. The most relevant to the blog is whether continuing to confine the scope of The Heckeler to early music in North America while living abroad is the best way to proceed, especially when I will be coming into contact with so many musicians and groups which, I hope, will be worth sharing here. My decision, therefore, is to expand the reach of theheckeler.ca to include the European early music scene as well as the North American.
As I complete my transition into Swiss life I will a bit sparse in my writings, so look out for more at The Heckeler a little further into the season.