To teach children and adults the richness of music by learning a musical instrument, to venture musical experiments with them and to try out ideas, is always an interesting stimulus for my own composing. The first compositions were written for the competitions "Jugend musiziert", because there was hardly any playable material for brass instruments in the contemporary music category. Exploring something new, in addition to developing traditional playing techniques and pieces, is a completely different challenge to which the young musicians dedicate themselves with curiosity and enthusiasm.
to try out noises and sounds, to play with them, to explore their dependencies on movements, spatial and acoustic conditions, to arrange them and to interact with the other creatives - until at the end an exciting and interesting musical experiment can be presented -
that is MusiKreativ
For horn quartet no.1 the horn players need metal thimbles to beat rhythms in the bell. Horn Quartet No. 2 consists of rotating tones and sounds, the effect of which requires the players to distribute themselves throughout the room. Horn Quartet No. 3 requires the horn players to speak, sing and play alternately.
A composition in graphic notation for "Jugend musiziert", without concretely defined tone pitches and tone durations. The focus is, within a given total playing time, the demonstration of different sounds - COLOURS, both in the trumpet part and in the piano part, the testing of creative possibilities within the framework of the graphic specifications and the joint decision for a certain, creatively worked out interpretation.
The jury confirmed to the two musicians a high degree of creativity, concentration, fantasy and seriousness in the exciting first performance, without any impression of arbitrariness.
for symphonic wind ensemble in 4 movements: the giant, the witch, fairies, dwarves, was composed for the woodwinds and brass of the youth symphony orchestra of the music school Neustrelitz and premiered in 1999 at the Theater Neustrelitz.
verträumt - dreamy - a piano piece into which the player sinks and runs the risk of no longer "appearing" - 2012
dis.harmonie - a piano piece for four hands, in which the two players quarrel musically about the place at the piano, displacing each other, and encourage other playing ideas. The strings in the body of the piano are plucked, overtones are made audible, metres dissolved and much more.
song accompaniment in the keys C major, A minor, G major, E minor, D major, A major, E major
simple and more complex accompaniment patterns
Accompaniment by symbols and by ear
various striking and plucking techniques
Theory of music, harmony, rhythm, improvisation, sound stories, music and movement
singing and accompanying children's songs
Didactic basics for music teaching