Austrian Airlines broke my contrabassmain
The latest summer victim of airline maltreatment is the distinguished NY-based French bass player, Joëlle Léandre. Joelle flew Austrian to the avant-garde Nickelsdorf Konfrontation festival last week when this happened.
She won’t be flying Austrian again any time soon. We’re awaiting a response from the airline.
Joelle, who is also a singer and composer, has performed with Pierre Boulez and the Ensemble Intercontemporain, as well as John Cage and the Merce Cunningham company.