The Return of Andreas Vollenweider & Helen Jane Long
This weekend on Echoes, after 11 years, New Age Icon Andreas Vollenweider returns.He has a new album, Quiet Places. What has he been doing all this time? Writing a novel, In the Mirror of Venus. The inspiration of the album is partly drawn from his tale of the imagination, but it all comes down to music.
Andreas Vollenweider: Since I was a child, I was always interested what’s behind, beyond the, below the surface, below the surface, what’s there. How deep does it go? And that was why the music started to sound the way it was. Music for me was a way to deal with this whole field of questions.
We go below the surface with Andreas Vollenweider talking about his novel, his album and free improvisation on Echoes.