An unorthodox juxtaposition of the seriousness of European traditions and their modern branches, popular rhythms derived from dance and jazz and an East Asian awareness for timbre and melody make up the main influences of my compositions. Here a selection:
Song for Voice and Piano
During my time in Taiwan I came across this piece by the band Donglihuoche, who created it for the then brand new Taiwanese television drama "The Rose". I like the melody so much that I arranged it into a kind of bossa nova.
Borne of the Flowing Water
Hymn for a Fine Arts Installation
On behalf of the artist Marie-Eve Levasseur, I'm creating a polyphonic vocal piece for her installation of her virtual work, which explores the female role in brewing processes.
Chinese as a Foreign Language
Hints to Improve Writing Chinese Characters Significantly
Chinese characters have a reputation of being difficult. With these hints you'll find not so much anymore. Here short version in German.
You Have No Choice
Translation of LIU Solas legendary Novella
The book has been published by Iudicium-Verlag since February 2019 and is available in all bookstores. Here you will find reading previews and detailed information. The review of the novella can be read in the eighth edition of the literary criticism.
Choir Concert in the Cathedral of Magdeburg
Premier Performance of My New Piece For Camber Choir
For the first time the magnificent chamber choir from Leipzig performs in the cathedral of Magdeburg. This new a cappella piece, which I composed during my stay in the Cité des Arts Paris, has thereby found its ideal cast: sublime and cultured choir sound meeting the extrodinary acustics of Germanies first gothic cathedral.
Duo for Chinese Lute and Guitar
This intricate piece merges Chinese awareness for timbre and melody with the rhythmic precision of funk.In that juxtaposition it is singular and a much desired addition to the repertoire. The music showcases the full capabilities of the instruments and their players. In an entertaining way it adds a new perspective on how the Chinese and Western elements can be combined successfully.
For Soprano, Trumpet, Contrabass Trombone, Guitar, Accordeon, Piano and Drums
This ensemblepiece sheds new light on some well-known Chinese music by using Western styles. I wrote about the multiple layers in this work in my blog.
Collage of sounds of the legendary Chinese treaty port Xiamen. I nostalgically reminsce about my two years there in my new blog entry.