After a solid education as a high school teacher, but without a job, I started the first 'alternative' coffee-shop in my former hometown Wiesbaden. This ended in a financial disaster, but it gave some interesting spin offs: I arranged concerts, following the slogan: if you want to listen to something you must take care of it yourself.
So I came to FreeJazz and learned to know new interesting music and musicians like Fred Frith and friends. I developed my affections for minoritarian culture.
I moved to Hamburg, got some computer-training and since then I earn my money in the support department of a german company for office management software.
I am not lost to music and to interesting arts. For some years now I write for the german jazzmagazine JazzThetik and I accompany my husband Heinz-Erich Gödecke on his tours and I organise with him concerts and festivals, not only in Hamburg.
We got strong connections to Russia and its musicians and audience, we toured there for 11 times in the last 5 years. He played in Moscow, St. Petersburg, in the north at the White Sea (Arkhangelsk Festival), in Siberia (Novosibirsk, Tomsk, Krasnojarsk), in the Urals and in Tuva at the border to Mongolia. We found a good guide, friend and teacher in all russian affairs in Nikolai Dmitriev.
Other tours led to Peking and to Ecuador. In Puschkin / St. Petersburg we participated at the first festival KUKART in 1993 and by this my affection to this academy and its members started. In the meantime I was elected member of the board of the creative union LABORATORY in Moscow.
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