2022

2022

2022

Another year comes to an end. For me, a year full of change and upheaval. Does it make sense to write about why I left my old life and started a new one in 2021? Probably not, because the backgrounds are complex and can only be understood as a whole picture. Only so much perhaps:

I have decided to take responsibility for myself. I am responsible for what I focus my attention on. I am responsible for what I do and what I allow. I am responsible for what thoughts I think and what goals I pursue. I am responsible for which people I let into my life and which people I exclude from it. I am responsible for which systems I feed and support with my work or money.
And I refuse more and more to be uncritical. Asking questions is more important than ever. Asking questions and expressing doubts was once the engine of modern society. And above all, I refuse to accept that there is no alternative to anything. Those who don’t see any alternatives are just too lazy to look for them.

In this sense, I have also been too lazy to see my alternatives in recent years. And it was long overdue to create an alternative life for me, and this I have done in 2021.
And it feels good. It’s exhausting. It’s challenging. It’s new. It’s sometimes scary and sometimes overwhelming. But it’s always good, and I love it. And you meet a lot of interesting people along the way….

I wish you all 2022 full of love and togetherness, full of upheaval and renewal. Love your life and love each other. We are all one. In the truest sense of the word.

New album “MOD NIGHTS” released today!

New album “MOD NIGHTS” released today!

New album “MOD NIGHTS” released today!

MOD NIGHTS
What do you do when you are up at night and can’t sleep?

I started to experiment with my modular synthesizer and recorded the results. This is a selection of pinged filters, polyrhythmic sequences, strange sounds and moods – but I always tried to work out the music of an experiment. Although some tracks even use the output of a biofeedback sensor connected to an aloe vera plant, these tracks try to give you a sense of melody, harmony and rhythm.

So if you like to dive into my night moods, here they are.

This is of course another free addition to the catalog of all my lovely subscribers.

Get it today on BandCamp

MIA CSD Berlin 2019 – This is what happened at the Berlin Pride

MIA CSD Berlin 2019 – This is what happened at the Berlin Pride

MIA at the #CSDberlin 2019 was a blast. Crazy band, great crew and a crowd of more than 1.000.000 singing along! I’m so thankful for the opportunity to document this concert. Thanks for the trust, being allowed to access all areas which enabled me to take some of these photos. And another special thank you to the band and their team for singing “Happy Birthday” to me after finding out. 🙂

CSD Berlin
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Homepage Relaunch Casa-Amendoeira.com

Homepage Relaunch Casa-Amendoeira.com

I am so happy to announce the relaunch of the homepage of my holiday homes in the Algarve in Portugal. The new site for the Casa Amendoeira and Casinha Amendoinha is available in German and English, and provides all information needed about the wonderful houses, a booking calendar, prices and the possibility to send a booking request. Further you will find pictures of the two houses, Lagos and the Algarve area.
Have a look, maybe you would like to spent your holidays there, too…

Amendoeira Logo

Click here for casa-amendoeira.com

The Lab needs your Help!

The Lab needs your Help!

Dear friends, we could use some help here.
Sven and I have just launched our Patreon page of The Lab. https://www.patreon.com/the_lab

We have a playground here for true creativity. Improvised music is the game. With every bar and note we play, we follow the universal musical approach of Peter Erskine who said: “Don’t play what you know, play what you don’t know.”

Anyway this is far from mainstream and will never enter the charts or pay for itself by royalties from streaming. But this is what we want to do, because it is life, love, music and art all in one place.

Please support our work by sharing, donating, pledging. A little bit from YOU can help US, so WE can go on and be creative and create music far from the mainstream.

Spread the word and let’s see where we will land.
THANK YOU!

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