There is no alternative. The public debate is under the seal of fatalism. There is no other objective than that of universal restrictions. Happy Happy brings together, in a sort of cabinet of wonders, impressions, quotations and scenes to become the plea for autonomy and co-humanity. The opera, written for a singer and a chorus, explores, in so doing, the connection between individual and crowd. It turns out that the person's singing gets lost in the hot-tempered aspiration of the multitude at the celebration. And life goes on. Happy Happy. (Commissioned by the National Opera Montpellier)
Live sound design for concerts of the Musica Viva series of the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunk, e.g. on 6 February 2014 with Helmut Lachenmann and Peter Eötvös in the Herkulessaal of the Residenz Munich.
'JETZT' (commissioned by the National Opera Montpellier) tries to tell the history of thought in a poetological way. Human being in relation to nature and his surrounding is in constant change. Man is re-inventing himself again and again by inventing new descriptions of himself and his surrounding. By those descriptions we can observe the changes in the past human history. It's the transformation of language use through human history which is the subject matter of this opera. Seven epochs are chosen. Short scenes about death interconnect those seven epochs.
The starting point of my research for the Linde Sound Signet was the aeolian harp: mostly harp-like music sculptures built as larger installations with strings that are not played by a musician's fingers but vibrated by the wind. Equipped with a compressed air pistol, I recorded a variety of air played harp glissandi.
The emotional highlight and conclusion of the Linde Management Conference 2012 in Shanghai was a joint evening of all participants with a concert for orchestra, choir and world music soloists. We connected the location of the event, the Shanghai Cruise Terminal on the Huangpu River, with the company's history - from the inventor Carl von Linde to the globally operating major corporation: "Source becomes stream becomes river becomes sea - and beyond, the mighty ocean...".
As a former restauration engineer at MSM-Studios München I was again and again confronted with the at that time impossible task of correcting wow and flutter problems. In 2011 this problem re-entered my life and during a talk with Peter Neubäcker of Celemony Software (Melodyne) I got him attracted to this issue. Some time later "Capstan" was onto market and I'm the product specialist.
For this composition by Wolfgang von Schweinitz I developed ring modulators in the old transformer diode circuit as it was used in the 1950s. This circuit sounds fundamentally different than the simple digital multiplication of two signals, as it is used today in digital live electronics: full of sonorous beauty.
With over 20 productions Elfride Jelineks Winterreise (Winter Journey) belongs to the most performed theatre plays of the recent years. For the world premiere in 2011 at the Münchner Kammerspiele by director Johan Simons I created the live sound design and took care of many guest perfomances.
As hardly any other musical style Tango has the ability to incoporate and assimilate new influences. My idea for this composition was an inter-cultural encounter between classical, Jazz and Tango musicians, to sound the borders between those styles and eventually to pass them. To repeat the process of birth of the Argentinian Tango, which developed as a completely new style from the inter-play between the European and Russian emigrants in the harbour of Buenos Aires....