Balkan Beats • Gipsy • Klezmer

Balkan Beats • Gipsy • Klezmer


Meet Ursula Zurcher, a 37-year-old from Switzerland.
“A few years ago I used to listen to this type of music every day, I was really obsessed with it for a while. I used public transport at this time and used the journey time to listen to music and compile playlists.”

What music did you grow up listening to as a young kid?
In my parental home, the radio was playing all day long. My siblings and I loved to listen to the hit parade and sometimes we recorded it. My father mainly listened to Swiss folk music, as a young child I didn’t complain, but as I grew older I detested it. As a teenager, I listened to German and American punk.

What artist, dead or alive, who would you interview and why?
 I would interview Jean Michel Jarre because he was one of the greatest pioneers for electronic music and I think his music is ageless brilliant.

What is the best concert you’ve ever been to?
One of the best concerts I’ve experienced was the concert of Aïsha Devi in the last year. Her very unique sound in combination with visual effects on the screen was mind-blowing.

Do you play any instruments? If no, which instrument do you wish you could play?
Since half a year I am learning piano. I play the guitar, however, my ability is rather mediocre and the didgeridoo. I create electronic music on Cubase as well since a while, however, it’s still a long way to go until it will sound as I intend it to.

Do you have a life slogan?
Never stop learning.