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".
European premiere: OPER "MARCO POLO" in Milan and GenovaFrom September 22 to October 1, the European premiere of my opera "MARCO POLO", composed in Chinese and commissioned by the Chinese government, took place in Milano and Genova (Italy). After the three productions in China this European tour was now a successful test.
Passion and discovering new worlds...New Works, new CD.... composing out of passion
Lots of concerts... and being Member of JuryNot only "world premieres" are important for composers life, - but also the repeating of performances to bring the compositions into the common repertoire. And not to forget: working as Jury member in competitions is a very responsible work, leading young artists to their future!
WORLDPREMIERE "SPIRITS OF SIBERIA""SPIRITS OS SIBERIA" is fascinating with a world of shamanic Power and with omnipresent siberian Spirits at the festival ASIA - SIBERIA - EUROPE. Reinhold Friedrich (Trumpet) is celebrated with standing ovations.
POWER OF PAST - FINDING THE FUTURE IN THE PASTNow I am in my 70th year of life, which will be celebrated and concluded as a birthday in 2020. As if by itself, there is a reflection of the past. The future becomes more meaningless. My mother has died in March 2019 and I was allowed to accompany her until to her last breath. That also asked many questions about time and life.... The prehistory of life and the world has always occupied and inspired me, the longevity of the trees, some of which are thousands of years old, the documents of past epochs: fascinating, how long before the biblical Creation Report and its time counting there were already cultures and civilization.