Fascinated by Orchestral Sounds:
A new CD-recording with the Siberian State Symphony Orchestra (cond.: Vladimir Lande) in Krasnoyarsk with the quartet CLAIR OBSCUR: - BERLIN PUNK for saxophone quartet & orchestra and CRI MUET (composed for the victims of terrorism in Paris 2015) were played in a sold out Philharmonic Concert on 30th of june... with live TV-transmission and with standing ovations. And also very emotional: Excursions in the monumental siberian landscapes as the River Jenissei with its 4000 kilometers or in the mountains with the famous Rock Pillars... one oft he most spirituel locations in Siberia.
In June and July two orchestral works were composed. 1) a concerto for Piccolo Trumpet and Orchestra, which will be First performed on 19th of october by Otto Sauter in Pirmasens/Germany: L’ANGELICA FARFALLA. DIAMONDS LOST IN THE DARKNESS OF PAST; ...and 2) "INNER WORLDS. Symphonic Mood Paintings" based on the Interludes of opera BAHNWÄRTER THIEL / TRACKMAN THIEL, which will be performed and recorded on CD in 2019 by Jena Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Simon Gaudenz.... And freshly printed by publisher Strube-Verlag München: a concerto for Viola solo and Strings FATAL HARMONIES.... variations on a Madrigal of Renaissance Composer Gesualdo...
ORLANDO DI LASSO-MEDAILLE and some other honorsDoubtfull thoughts about honors and awards: a subtle memory - "is it likely to be the end?"
MARCO POLO – a monumental opera in Guangzhou & BeijingExciting News in may 2018: Sometimes silent as my election as official member of the „Bavarian Academy of Fine Arts“ or my nomination as „Honorary Artistic Advisor“ of Guangzhou Opera House. Sometimes with frenetic applause as the performances of my opera MARCO POLO (composed and sung in chinese language) in Guangzhou and Beijing. All over China it was a sensation in media and cultural life.
Latest CD „MAGIC OF IRREALITY“ WERGO/NaxosEnthusiastic reviews of the latest CD „MAGIC OF IRREALITY“ at Label WERGO distributed by NAXOS with two double concertos, recorded october 2017 with Siberian State Symphony Orchestra (Vladimir Lande, conductor) in Krasnoyarsk: Jiemin Yan (Erhu) and Wen-Sinn Yang (Cello) playing ISOLDE & TRISTAN, Otto Sauter (piccolo trumpet) and Sergei Nakariakov (flugelhorn) playing DREAMDANCERS.
Turbulent and wild..... but a creative summer 2017During my intense work with Chinese language, culture and history while composing the MARCO POLO opera, some very personal insights also happened. For example, the Chinese proverb: "If the roots are deep, the wind is not to be feared". In fact, even impossible things can be accomplished if everything is deeply rooted in one's own will and nature.
News Fall 2016 until Spring 2017"Creativity as a whirlwind, news from end 2016 to spring 2017". So many concerts and world premieres, encounters with people and (natural) musicians, composition of new works, projects, ideas.