If the Green party, the Pirates and other flat rate apologists wish to curtail copyright and call into question the fundamental value of intellectual property, then the cornerstone of any democracy is broken away!!!
Currently, at Universal Copyright conferences of the CISAC, a positive liberal impetus is felt when young democracies (emerging from dictatorships or small banana republics), finally manage to establish copyright - an important cornerstone of the press and of freedom of expression - as a matter of state.On the other hand, this issue is also apparent in the history of copyright, where its development has always been tied to advancement and liberty (whether French Revolution or Declaration of Independence). Therefore, if "intellectual property" is called into question today, then it's not just composers' or GEMA's problems, but it indicates that we are falling back to feudal and dictatorial mental structures. Our freedom of expression is destroyed in the aggressive capitalistic regimentation of people through "Group" corporations, internationalized capital and profit maximization.
An indicator of the protection of intellectual property is the appropriate fee, and here, nightmare scenarios are evident. Composers are struggling, "under threat" as if in their final phase, and this is surely a much larger problem than the highly propagated Berlin club culture that is under threat: composers can hardly survive any longer on the "adequate compensation" they are getting - whether they invent pop, dance tracks, string quartets, operas or jazz pieces! The value of creativity must be rethought by our society - instead of screaming out loud for flat rates and "all you can eat".
New CD in summer 2020: ..............FLUTE STORIESRecorded in january 2020 in Katowice/Poland and now released in summer 2020: FLUTE STORIES... about Water, Trees, and a Chinese Concubine... with Lukasz Dlugosz & Agata Kielar Dlugosz (flutes) Silesian Chamber Orchestra & Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra Conductor: Miroslaw Jacek Blaszczyk
Monography ENJOTT SCHNEIDER published as book by Allitera-VerlagIm Juli 2020 neu erschienen: Die Buch-Monographie über ENJOTT SCHNEIDER (im Allitera-Verlag) aus der Reihe Komponisten in Bayern. Dokumente musikalischen Schaffens im 20. und 21. Jahrhundert, Band 66. Es ist ein spannendes Lesebuch über ein ganz und gar der Musik gewidmetes Leben geworden, - mit einem Fototeil.
New CD: KRASNOYARSK COUNTERPOINTSWith Label WERGO (Distribution: NAXOS) released in february 2020: two freshly composed Concertos, - the one with Reinhold Friedrich, who is playing extraordinary with three types of trumpets in the same composition, - the other with an usual combination of instruments in a double concerto. Artem Chirkov (Soloist of St. Peterburg Philharmony) plays his double bass from low to the highest violin-like ranges....And Mikhail Dzyudze, a multitalent beetween Folk, Rock & Classic, plays on his Contrabass-Balalaika... a gigantic and really unknown instrument.
Mai 2020: INSIDE THE WORLD - MUSIK NACH INNENJust for my 70th anniversary released at Label ambiente audio: INSIDE THE WORLD - MUSIK NACH INNEN with some Highlights from the CD-series "Enjott Schneider - Sacred Music"
COMPOSING AGAINST... AND DESPITE THE CORONA-VIRUSTwo "Corona works" were created around the virus, rehearsed via online rehearsals, and soon - finally - played live in the concert hall: For Beijing Symphony Orchestra in China the composition WUHAN 2020 SYMPHONIC POEM FOR ORCHESTRA, and for the Silesian Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra in Katovice/Poland a work "IN MEMORIAM PENDERECKI": MAZURKA TRISTE.