It is time for a new upload. Outlines!
We have the year 1990. "...in late summer 1990, an East German artist had asked me to compose music for a theatrical piece he had written. He called it "Niemandsland" ( "no-man's land"), an examination of problems relating to the Berlin Wall, East German history, and east-west conflicts. These weighty topics really did not interest anyone anymore, and consequently it flopped on opening night. My music, appropriately gloomy, was well-received, however. Selections appeared on my CD "Outlines" in 1991. "
That is a short excerb of my biography, which I wrote in 1996, when I started the preparations for my CD-ROM multimedia project "The M.I. Rainbow Collection".
Indeed after all euphoria in 1989, when the Berlin wall came down, the situation in our country became more realistic or sometimes more frustrating(?). Not all people, neither in East Germany nor in West Germany, where satisfied with the new situation.
So art was one way (eventually the best way?) to explain this problems and questions. But in that time, nobody wanted to hear too much about all this.
You can now listen to all four tracks of Outlines in full length at Last.FM.
Enjoy it and don't become too much depressed ;-)
See you soon!
Thursday, May 29, 2008
It is time for a new upload. Outlines!
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Good news for the fans of downloads!
I just received an info from BSC-Music, that my last album “Un viaggio attraverso L’italia” can be obtained and downloaded track for track at iTunes.
If you like to do this, please follow this link:
Of course you can still buy the “hardware” version of this album at Amazon or BSC-Music directly.
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Ruecksturz - one of my favorite tracks from my first album "Head-Visions" - can now be listened at this blog (please use the "currently played" page element) and - of course - in full length!
Just press the little "Play"-button, turn your speakers on and enjoy another journey into past.
Monday, May 5, 2008
What a weekend! On the initiative by Bernd Scholl a few days ago Harald Grosskopf and I renewed our contact after 10 years! Unbelievable how fast the clock is ticking. The idea to meet us was born quickly and Harald and his nice family invited my family and me to visit him in his residence Solingen. We did have a lot of fun. Of course Harald showed us his beautiful house, his new Studio as well as the beautiful scenery of the Bergisches Land and the Ruhr area.
Several artists presented their music with (partly) very interesting animations and video snippets.
I listened to newcomer Uwe Reckzeh, Moonbooter & Stefan Erbe, Wellenfeld and last but not least from Denmark Carboneids & Nattefrost feat. Robert Schroeder (on synthesizer and guitars).
Unfortunately, shortly before the festival Bernd (Scholl) had an accident and was taken to a hospital. He could not take part of the festival, but his friendly wife did a perfect job for him and kept the whole thing alive. Bernd I wish you all the best and I hope, that you will come to your legs again very quickly.
Finally Stefan Erbe (with white space suit) played without Bernd and did a perfect job too.
Between the shows I had the chance to meet a lot of people after a long time. Fans as well as artist collegues like Robert Schroeder and Stefan Erbe or committed supporters of electronic music from Germany like Sylvia Sommerfeld from "Schallwende e.V." or Frank Gerber, which presented his new "electronic circus" festival.
On Sunday I returned to Berlin with a lot of beautiful impressions in my mind.
Thank you to everyone who made this possible.
We'll see us again…
...with Robert Schroeder
More interesting links
- Alpha-Lyra blogspot
- Amazing Sounds
- Amazona - Online magazine
- BSCMusic - German label for New Age and electronic music
- Babyblaue-Seiten - Prog Reviews
- Bandforum.de - Blog
- Echoes - Radio and more...
- Electroalquimia - E.M. Blog from Spain
- Electroambient Space - website by Phil Derby
- Electroland - E.M. radioshow from Denmark
- Elmuzyka - E.M. blog from Poland
- Empulsiv - das Webzine zur elektronischen Musik!
- En el Aire - Online Radio from Spain
- Encore - blog for electronic music from France
- Encyclopedia of Electronic Music
- GRP Synthesizer - Analogue Synthesizers from Italy
- Geiger.dk - Music-website from Denmark
- Guts Of Darkness
- Hessischer Rundfunk Crossover: Voyager
- KEYS - Magazin für Musik und Computer
- Last Radio Poets - American website for interesting interviews
- Lauflicht - Step Sequencer Plug-In from Germany
- Manikin Electronic - Home of the Memotron
- Margen Records
- Marienberg Devices - High End Modulars from Germany
- Matrixsynth - One of the best ressources for Synth-Freaks
- MellowJet Records
- Michel Le Stum
- Moog Music - Nothing more to tell...
- Music waves - french webzine
- Music-Transformation - e-m. video portal
- Mygale Films - Website of James L. Frachon
- Nordwest Radio - A channel of Radio Bremen for rock- and alternative music
- OneThousandPulses - home concert music zone by Darren Bergstein
- Plattenbesprechungen- German blog for records
- Radio Goethe - Culture from Germany
- Radio Jena - Homebase of "Sounds vom Synthesizer"
- RadioEins - Electro Beats
- Radiomodul - Webradio für elektronische Musik aus Berlin
- Releasetime - German website for musicproduction and artists
- Ricochet Dream - Electronic Music and Beyond...
- Roland Germany
- Roland Systems Group - Pro Audio
- SDIYcut - The right thing before christmas - and after!
- SMD - Synth Music Direct
- Schallwende e.V.
- Sonic Curiosity - Website from Matt Howard
- Sonic Immersion
- SoundCloud - Music platform
- Sounds-of-Syn - e.m. radioprogramme
- Star's End - Famous Ambient Radio
- Studio Nagran - Website for E.M. from Poland
- Syndae - EM-Podcast
- Synth & Sequences - Blog by Sylvain Lupari
- Synth Sunday - UK Radio Show from Bruce Gall
- Synthesizer Magazin
- Synthesizers.com - Modular Synthesizers
- Terry Hawke Chill Out Sessions
- Zeiss Planetarium - Bochum
- Zeiss Planetarium - Muenster
- Zeiss Planetarium am Insulaner - Berlin
- u-he - Synthesizer plugins from Berlin