16 May / I have the honor of being an artist-in-residence this year at the Literaturfest Kleinwalstertal in Vorarlberg, which means I will be spending 5 days sequestered in an Alpine cabin Making Art. In related news, the Jazzorchester Vorarlberg will (finally!) be performing my large-ish piece Petit mal, developed in cooperation with the writer Carolyn Amann. Premiere on 16 June in Hohenems, with a second performance on 25 June in Hirschegg (Kleinwalsertal). For details, see Live. For a little more background, see this little story.

Also, I made a Thing. To go along with it.

Video: Petit Mal trailer

…I’ve been doing a lot of writing and translating lately for Austrian Music Export, if you’re interested in what’s going on in the world of Austrian music.

April / Awesome awesome awesome: “Live in the Wachau”, the long-awaited collaboration between the 5/8 in Ehr’n and the Jazzorchester Vorarlberg will be released on March 31st. I’m very proud to be represented as arranger (and, via overdubs, as trombonist). You can buy vinyl, CD or download on the 5/8erl website, and tour dates are up as well.

Also, I made a Thing. To go along with it.

5/8erl in Ehrn x JOV: “Heat hea i dem Regen zua” (“Imma listen to the rain today”, arr. P. Yaeger)

Literarily, my work as proofreader/editor on the Tom Wagner Adventures continues. It’s kind of an Indiana Jones/James Bond-type thing, with a dose of Viennese humor.