Martin Koenig Brings Forward a Vanished World

December 5th, 2019 by Jeff Hoyt

Imagine. Having your life’s work turned into a beautiful, large format art book. Martin Koenig is living that dream. His book “Sound Portraits of Bulgaria: A Journey to a Vanished World” contains pictures of a place that doesn’t exist anymore. The photos are amazing. And the music he recorded in Bulgaria nearly 50 years ago is included in two CDs at the back of the book. We did a deep dive during our conversation into several of the tracks.