Crow in a Crow

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Published today, to be found at many stores and streaming services.

This concept album is full of musical cross-overs, magic (obviously), and a grand finale inspired by minimal music.

Have you ever followed the flight of a murder of crows? As they weave and roll across the sky almost like a dream, slowly enchanting the earth below? As journeys go this one follows a darker road less travelled. Our nomad is no hero, yet is forced by his own heart to do heroic deeds. Following the siren call of love he wanders near a place of great magic, is gifted with power and nearly consumed by the weight of this gift. Beset by powerful forces he fights with cunning and learns the way of the crow. Aided by The Elder he is allowed to drink deep from the Well and rest his weary head for a while. But the crow is restless and seeks places of battle and the intoxicating smell of blood. Constantly tempted to use his power recklessly he instead becomes the crow’s teacher. The adversarial forces constantly follow him, seeking to take his power with force, offerings of wealth, prestige and earthly delights. But as the wanderer dives deeper into the mysteries of the crow he realizes that this power is not for him to give away for personal gain. In a final, monstrous effort he sets the crow free again. Weary to his core and at the end of his strength there is yet another path that beckons. With a sigh the wanderer stands back up and starts walking again. One foot after the other. A new journey begins promising to fill the void of his loss.

Rota, part 6

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Another piano piece from the Rota-Cycle.

Three Sizers

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An almost too harmonic study including three dry analogue synthesizers and a two-dimensional effects-matrix with multiple polyrhytmically moving filters and adaptive gates. Three Sizers can well be the three synths or the three sizing effect paths. Or both.

TuRea

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TuRea for glass harmonica, oboe, bassoon, piccolo trumpet, bass trombone, violin, viola and six directions of recorded and electronically altered sound: Two floats, two columns and two shots, each depicting a specific style of sound, which was initially recorded on various and deeply memorable occasions and encounters on my musical pilgrimages, all six directions to be played on loudspeakers at specific spots on stage. Both of the syllables in TuRea match multiple of the mentioned encounters, while “Rea” is also meant as short for “Reaction” to them. I wrote and recorded the piece in 2013. The recordings and samples had been recorded from 2011-2013.

Rota, part 1

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A piano piece I wrote back in 2011.

Kehrkammer

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Quintet for clarinet, trumpet, crontrabass tuba, violin and cello.

Nothing to Theremin

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Inspired by the lecture on Nothing by John Cage, interpreted and presented by Felix Rohleder in my seminar on Nothing. It’s only obvious that the Theremin had to be brought out again.

Theremin

Solo Violin recording for Nachtfuchs II, III, IV

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I’m currently preparing my studio for the recording of the solo violin part of Nachtfuchs 2 and 3, and if we’re really fast, maybe also 4. Excited to serve as a recording engineer once again for a change and tremendously looking forward to working with the charming and wonderful Christine Ivanovic – whom I (fate permitted) met on the train (yet another train-story). But boy, do I have to concentrate to handle all this 260+ tracks of the huge score. Next time I write something small… err, well, probably not.

Microphone ready to record.

TuRea mixdown

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Today: TuRea mixdown, whole project. Finally there and quite a task. Need to trust my ears. But this also means, I get to spend a day at my studio, yeah!

TuRea-MixDown-Collage

TuRea Project, virtual Stage

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TuRea Stage, realized in Vienna MIR PRO

TuRea Stage, realized in Vienna MIR PRO

The virtual stage for the current TuRea project. As you can see, there is a mix of speakers (Float, Shot, and Sound-Columns) and instruments on the stage. The speakers are fed by collected sounds from special occasions and places. The stage still waits for some final musicians to drop by, but we’re almost there.