Works

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:


Xiamen Symphony

Soundscape

Collage of sounds of the legendary Chinese treaty port Xiamen. I nostalgically reminsce about my two years there in my new blog entry.


Aggregate

Electric Music for the Manhattan Bridge
Nyfol 2

Raw electonic piece “Aggregate” for a projection showcase by dandelion & burdock at the New York festival of lights.


Consolation

For Two Violins

Highly contrapunctual yet very introverted piece of epic dimensions, that demands perfect intonation and techinque from its performers.


31%Swing+2%Tango

Film Production Music
Ag

Music to a videocompilation by Andreas Giesecke.


Who Sent Me Cookies?

For Glockenspiel, Piano, Violoncello and French Horn

To be able to contribute this music to a project of dandelion & burdock was a real pleasure. Sweet and cute, this little Christmas greeting for 2011 was a bit more complex: some guys in London had an idea, a composer created christmasy piece, musicians met and made a recording, a baker baked cookies on which an internet address was "printed" with a specially made stamp, small biscuit jars with its own lovely screen-printed motif were made. Filled with a few cookies they were sent as a surprise to friends, family and valued customers. If they followed the address on the cookie, they came to a specially created website, where they could see this video and all recipients could leave a greeting. The surprise, secrecy, guessing and final resolution as well as the happy mails and calls were a great reward!


Plain Jane

For Voice, Harpsichord, Double Bass, Melodica, Percussion and Recorder

A grotesque story about a girl that learns to stop saying „nay“ the hard way, written in the key of East-German children‘s records.


Salisbury Cathedral

Paper Craft and Music

Since my early childhood I have had a soft spot for hand-made objects made of paper. I also dabble in creating them myself from time to time and have developed a preference for English cathedrals. The music for the video is a compilation of small pieces that were originally commissioned by a museum in Saudi Arabia, in which I first dealt with oud, qanun and maqams.


Broadcast of the Premier Performance of "Gold & Wire"

Quartett for Trumpet, Saxophone, Contrabass Trombone and Piano

A very special Frankonian piece commissioned by the Bavarian broadcast service for its series "Young Philharmonics".