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Bernd Michael Sommer
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  • Neunkirchen, Saarland
  • Germany
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Music and Meditation - Musik und Meditation at Hotel Belri

August 17, 2014 at 5pm to August 23, 2014 at 9am
MUSIC AND MEDITATION is a vacation with music and meditation in the mountains of Switzerland. http://www.bemiso.de/kursmusmed-e.html * MUSIK UND MEDITATION ist Urlaub mit Musik und Meditation in der Schweizer Bergen.http://www.bemiso.de/kursmusmed.htmlSee More
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Overtone Singing Over A Chord Progression

Dr. Bernd Michael Sommer (http://www.bemiso.de) sings overtones over a chord progression and gives hints how to find the fitting ones. [Dr. Bernd Michael Som...
Jul 18
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Musik wird Notenschrift / Music Becomes Written Music (Notation)

"You cannot read and write music? Music and musical notation are as different as languange and writing. If you know how to read and write music, your musical ability will increase. So learn it, but learn it the easy way. I will start a project…"
Feb 11
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Musik wird Notenschrift / Music Becomes Written Music (Notation)

[deutsch] 1. Sie sehen die Musik, die sie hören 2. Sie sehen, wie die Notenschrift die Musik abzubilden versucht Beispiel: "Frère Jacques"; Software: Overton...
Feb 11
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Wie sieht Musik aus? How Does Music Look Like?

Wie sieht Musik aus? How Does Music Look Like? Musik wird mit dem Overtone Analyzer bildlich dargestellt. Die Gruppe Mundwerk singt Frère Jacques. Von bemiso...
Jan 29
Bernd Michael Sommer commented on the event 'Barbara Lübben - Oberton trifft Didgeridoo'
"Liebe Barbara, dann bin ich eben nur mit dem Herzen dabei! Gutes Gelingen! Alles Liebe Bernd"
Sep 24, 2013
Iver Livendahl commented on Bernd Michael Sommer's video
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Obertonchor Neunkirchen Konzert 27.5.2012 (Teil 1 von 2)

"You have gathered an overtone choir. I am impressed. Thanx for sharing."
Sep 3, 2013
Bernd Michael Sommer commented on the event 'Konzert - unerhörte Klänge für Oberton & Klavier | Musikmarathon Eupen'
"Ein gutes Konzert wünsche ich Euch!!!Liebe GrüßeBernd"
Jun 11, 2013

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About me:
Singing with artists on records was a source of joy since I was a child. Then: the Beatles! I could not get enough of their music and their contemporaries´. When I got a guitar and founded my first band, I was in heaven. We copied the music of our models and composed music of our own.

After having finished high school, I studied Jazz and learnt how to play the piano and some other instruments. For a couple of years, I toured and recorded with various formations.

At age forty, I studied musicology, psychology and American Literature at the University of the Saarland. Being a bad sight-reader, I researched on the subject and wrote a dissertation on it.

In 2004, I met Chris Amrhein and Christian Bollmann, and the world of overtones revealed its wonders. It felt like being home - and it still does. Music, sound and rhythm seem to be a sign of what we really are. Especially overtone music is very strong in this respect, because it leads into silence.

Since then, I have been exploring the world of overtones, and I love to give concerts and courses. I also have been meeting lots of people who I feel in resonance with.

Thank you, universe! Let´s continue the celebration of life!
Instruments:
Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Didgeridoo, Bass, Percussion, Shruti-Box, Singing Bowls, Gongs, Jew´s Harp
Influences:
My mother´s heartbeat, my father´s strength, my family´s love, and everything there is.

Music by Johann Sebastian Bach, Beatles, 60´s beat-music-groups, Gentle Giant, CSNY, Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Keith Jarrett, Chick Corea, McCoy Tyner, Herbie Hancock, Joni Mitchell, Mahavishnu John McLaughlin, Deva Premal & Miten and many more.

My teachers: Jamey Aebersold, David Baker, Jerry Coker, Joe Haider, JoAnne Brackeen, Bill Dobbins, Chris Amrhein, Reinhard and Cornelia Flatischler.

My fellow musicians over the years: Stephan Rawer, Hans Jaeckel, Joerg Spiess, Peter Spengler, Dixi Schneider, Jens Neufang, Martin and Susan Weinert, Hans York, Siggi Hussner, Stephan Brandt, Stefan Engelmann, Jens Neufang, Rainer Heute, Wolfgang Engstfeld, Chris Amrhein, Christian Bollmann, Wolfgang Saus, Miroslav Grosser, Avalona Y. Doritz, Paul Freh, Claudiha-Gayatri, Lothar Berger, Hosoo, and many many more.

My students: too many to mention their names. Probably I learnt most of what I know from my students. Thank you all, and Namasté!
Homepage:
http://www.bemiso.de

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At 8:08pm on June 6, 2011, Christa Kirchner said…
Hallo, Bernd,
viele liebe Grüße ins Saarland. Wir sehen und hören uns hoffenlich wieder und werfen uns ein paar Bälle zu.
Christa
At 6:58pm on June 6, 2011, Elke Ruben said…
Hallo Bernd,
mit großer Freude habe ich das Video gesehen vom EOC
Es ist eine so gelungene Erinnerung für mich!!
Vielen Dank auch!!!... und viele liebe Grüße
Elke
At 1:21pm on June 4, 2011, Johannes Lind said…
Lieber Bernd,

da denke ich auch mit Freude zurück! Bin zurzeit leider wenig mit Obertönen beschäftigt, aber hoffentlich in der zweiten Jahreshälfte wieder mehr. Hoffe wir sehen und/oder hören uns bald wieder!

viele Grüße,
Johannes
At 2:45pm on March 3, 2010, SEDAA said…
Danke für die schönen Worte!

Bin gespannt auf weitere inspirierende Videos.

Beste Grüße Omid
At 1:58pm on February 16, 2010, wolfman said…


hallo bernd,

vielen dank für deine freundschaft hier im omn-space. ich wünsche dir und deinen lieben ein gesundes und kreativ erfolgreiches jahr 2010.

mit entschleunigenden grüßen

wolfman
At 7:51pm on January 23, 2010, SEDAA said…
Hallo Bernd,

Dein Lernvideo Overtones and Intervals ist ein wirklich gelungener Beitrag!

Viel Erfolg weiterhin so schöne Einfälle!

Beste Grüße aus Hannover Omid
At 11:05am on October 24, 2009, Anna-Maria Hefele said…
Hallo Bernd,
das "Chapel" gefällt mir gut...
wie gehts dir? meld dich, fallst du mal nach München kommen solltest...
liebe Grüße, Anna-Maria
At 6:30pm on October 16, 2009, Ayla Roble said…

Thanks, Bernd :-) But there are other Arosa in Spain :o)

Is sympa the coincidence !! :-) Thanks again, no need new anwer ;-) Hugs !!! :-)


At 10:08am on October 16, 2009, Ayla Roble said…

Hi Bernd. Thanks for your beatiful music.

I'm curious about your Arosa album.
Please, what Arosa you mean? Spain ... Swiss ... asteroid ... ?? :-)

Thanks in advanced.
Ayla.


At 10:25am on October 4, 2009, Iver Livendahl said…
Ich wünsche dir viel Glück und Erfolg mit deinem Obertonechor. In Höör versuche ich jetzt eine Obertongruppe zu starten. Wir sind nur am Anfang. Wenige Leute haben sich gemeldet.

Alles Gute!
Iver
 
 
 

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