Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Video from the show in Bochum

Koos van Wijngaarden, administrator of the Dutch "EMPortal", was so kind to film a few minutes of my show at "Planetarium Bochum" and to share this on "Vimeo".

Bernd Kistenmacher Live in Bochum (Germany), June 12th, 2010 from emportal.info on Vimeo.

So enjoy some minutes of "Ouverture"

Thursday, June 17, 2010

New Interview

Some weeks ago I had a long talk with Sylvain Lupari, who writes for "Planet Origo" and "Guts Of Darkness" webzines.

Both interviews are now online. You can find the english version at "Planet Origo" "here"

and the french version at "Guts Of Darkness" "here".


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Beyond The Deep

The 12th of june, 2010 was a remarkable day.

I had not only a very nice concert at the sold Planetarium in Bochum. This day was also the day of the first release of my new solo album "Beyond The Deep". Had I still dealt  in "Celestial Movements" with astronomical themes, the maintheme is now the deep sea and the oceans.Inspired by a famous science fiction novel, I was concerned with the deep sea after my concerts in  Paris last year. My thoughts on this are fixed in the following preface:

On closer examination of the deep sea and the oceans, one is especially clear: we actually know very little about what is going on under the surface. Sure, we know about global mechanisms are working (do we really?). We know a (small) part of the species and slowly we begin to understand that the deep-sea habitats, so alien they may seem to us, are important for our own lifes.
However, this unlit and unfamiliar world is largely unexplored. In fact we know more about the stars that surround us, than about the world from which we all seem to come.

Sure, this prevents us humans not to exploit existing resources merciless.
This concerns not only the overfishing of the oceans or the never-ending thirst for oil. We begin to exploit the seabed of our oceans without mercy. Even the worst environmental disasters, not hinder us to identify new and profitable sources - obviously ignoring any sustainability. A sea floor, for example the manganese nodules has been combed "are" is, after only scrap value. Only a second glance shows that there also, in many thousands of meters of the water exists, life. At least before this “harvest” actions.

Where the continental plates are pushed apart by magma flows, therefore, to the ocean ridges, there are so-called "black smokers". Hydrothermal Vents, the hot 400 degrees on a spit primordial soup. Since a few years, we know, that even here is life. Whole habitats of worms, snails, and archaea.

"Beyond The Deep" is a musical fiction. A plea for the conservation of this unique and fragile world. Sometimes threatening. Sometimes enormous. And sometimes relaxing.
Who knows what kind of parties will be held at the "black smokers"?

To find out, we should not destroy and exploit. We should do research and look there to understand. The seas and their inhabitants would thank us for...

"Beyond The Deep" is now available at "MellowJet Records" webshop and at all well-sorted mailorder services.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Planetarium Bochum - First pictures and reactions

The show is over and we are back in Berlin now.
The weekend was fantastic and I thank everybody, who let this concert become reality.

First of all I thank Sylvia & Klaus-Ulrich Sommerfeld from "Schallwende e.V", Bernd & Michaela Scholl from "MellowJet Records", Stefan Erbe for his trust and his PA(!), Prof. Dr. Huettemeister & the team from Planetarium Bochum, Michel Le Stum and the guys from "Cosmiccagibi" and of course my wife Sabine and my son Manuel, who worked like a professional roadie (respect!).
So please enjoy some first pictures from Christian Piednoir and Sabine as well as the concert review by Stefan Schelle from "Musikzirkus Magazin".

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Stageplan Bochum

As you maybe now it from Paris last year, here is the stageplan for Planetarium Bochum.

Only 6 days to go. See you soon...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Beyond The Deep - MellowJet Update

Referring my new album "Beyond The Deep", "MellowJet Records" has updated their informations.
Please click on this "link" to read about the background of this CD and to catch some more audio-snippets.

 More music in "Planetarium Bochum" soon...