Day the Last
And just like that, the eight day marathon is over. I’m no longer feeling delirium so much as plain exhaustion. I think I might be allergic to something in those fog machines… So much as I would have liked to see Mica Levi and others, I just didn’t have it in me to trek in the rain for another late night again. Besides, I had an early flight to Milan and a long day of traveling ahead. I am putting the finishing touches on this from Venice, where I’ll be spending some time with the archive of the late composer Egisto Macchi. More on that another time. But anyway, since the final day’s programming was limited to just two events, at ICE and Kamienna 12, I’ll use this final report to begin to reflect on the festival more broadly, including its themes, people and places, thinking a bit about the trends that have emerged and also some thoughts on Krakow’s food scene, because why not. But first, the final concert at ICE, featuring Machine Listening, Raphael Roginski with Indré Jurgeleviciute, and Lonnie Holley.