"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…"
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!
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!