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MAKING MUSIC IN THE 7x24 MODE... with all the consequences: composing, being in charge of editions (horrible job of "proofreading"), world premieres, repeated performances, travels and living at the airport ( Berlin, Paris, Madrid, Stockholm, Gdansk, Cologne, Taipei, Beijing), rehearsals and conducting, CD productions... luckily all of the above is combined with friendship and wonderfully inspiring encounters... being a musician could be a dream job, if there weren't the increasing exploitation of the data giants and the "all-for-free" mentality of the music users. Therefore, I'm putting so much time into cultural policy (Berlin-Brussels-current amendment of the legal systems) as President of the German Composers Association, in order to fight for a touch of a livable future for my colleagues... more...

FLOWERS OF SPRING: COMPOSER'S LIFE

After having finished the composition of an expressive soundtrack in January, I am continuously composing for the concert halls: premieres of new works have been performed in Hamburg , Manaus / Brazil , Paris , Jena , Munich , Augsburg , Berlin , Gdansk and Beijing . A CD comprising my cello works with Laszlo Fenyo and the Deutsches Symphonie- Orchester Berlin (German Symphony Orchestra Berlin) as WERGO No . 7 was produced in March and new music prints were permanently published. The trip as "composer in residence" to the Teatro Amazonas in Brazil with 40° Celsius and 90% humidity was unforgettable... and the nature was impressive. more...

THE APPROACH OF SUMMERTIME 2014!

The month of April began with an exciting CD production in the auditorium of Grafenegg castle near Vienna: Xincao Li conducted the 3rd symphony „Chinese Seasons“, as well as the Sheng-Concerto „Changes“ with Vesselina Kasarova and WuWei. Later on in May, three world premieres will follow: Georg Wendt will perform my new organ composition „Monumentum 2014“ in the Berlin Cathedral; on the 25th of May, I will personally conduct my symphonic composition „CITY LIFE – Hommage an das Ruhrgebiet“ in Essen and on the 30th of May, the Regensburg Cathedral will host my multilingual composition „Pater Noster“ for a choir with six voices. more...

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