Monday, March 14, 2005

Flaming Ground - Frank is up and gone!

When the swiss plane takes off tonight at 9pm, it will take with it one of the most special characters the swiss american community had to offer to the city during the last ten years. A writer and journalist, Frank Heer not only played music with Melomane and C.Gibbs, he also is half of the Ambient-Duo Bingo Palace and spun records and remixes as DJ Mr. Privateman. To hear some of the Bingo Palace tracks while you read this, click on the headline of this post.

Frank moves back to Switzerland to promote his first novel, "Flammender Grund", which means flaming ground. In short, it's about a swiss teacher who flees Switzerland and tries to shed his past in the glittering sun of the death valley. The beautiful stranger Jade helps him on the search for his great grand father's bones.

Frank is touring Germany, Austria and Switzerland, reading from his novel. Often times, the readings are supported by visuals by Tamar Berkovits, taken at the locations Frank used for his book.

Frank, you been a great friend for the last fifteen years, please stay in touch! Good luck!

5 comments:

G. said...

How do we get a copy of Franks' book?

Roman Elsener said...

There are no copies yet in the USA. Frank promised that he will send me a couple...I'll let you know when they get here. The book is in German, though. No word on a possible translation, so far.

secretary said...

When is Frank doing his NYC leg of the book tour?

roman said...

He says he will come back for a couple of weeks in October. So far, no signs that he misses New York...

Pee Air said...

We played last night without Frank and it was very sad, especially during "Buddha Statue."
We wish you well and we miss you Privateman. Let's tour Europe together soon.