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Bernd Michael Sommer
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  • Neunkirchen, Saarland
  • Germany
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Bernd Michael Sommer

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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.musik-ist-mehr.de

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Deutsche Kommentare | German comments in "Overtone Singing and Western Tonal System"

Hi Everybody,

I added some comments and hints IN GERMAN to the video "Overtone Singing and Western Tonal System". I hope that helps some of you.

Read more on my new website:

http://www.musik-ist-mehr.de

Best wishes - Bernd

Moin,

Vielleicht von Nutzen: ich habe dem Video "Overtone Singing and Western Tonal System" deutsche Kommentare und Hinweise hinzugefügt. Ich hoffe, dass es Euch nützt. Den passenden…

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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 7:23pm on April 22, 2009, Barbara Lübben said…
Hallo Bernd,
schön, dass wir uns jetzt kennen! Lass uns auch hier Freunde sein...
Viele Grüße von mir und der Nordsee
Barbara
 
 
 

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