Archive for the ‘Picturesque’ Category

16
Sep
2010

Short Movie: “Waldesnacht”

in: A Youtube powered Guide to Classical Music, Klangvölle, Picturesque

Kino Dynamique Jena: This time I couldn’t resist doing a movie myself. The result can be seen here, it’s pretty self-explanatory. Waldesnacht (Johannes Brahms) is sung by the King’s Singers – Buy their CD’s! – they are great.

Enjoy!

 
29
Jun
2009

Compagnie Aquanaut Tour 2009 – Recording of the railcar-session & even more pictures &

in: Klangvölle, Picturesque

A recording that was taken insight of a railcar in Kolding.

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and even some more pictures:

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28
Jun
2009

Back from Denmark – Compagnie Aquanaut Tour 2009 with “Pirate Queens”

in: Picturesque

I am back from the 2009 tour of “Compagnie Aquanaut” where I was playing flute and EWI at the this years show “Pirate Queens”.

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23
Jun
2009

Compagnie Aquanaut – Panorama of the Lovis in Bogense – Panorama

in: Picturesque

This picture was taken from a platfom 7 meters above the harbor of Bogense in Denmark.

 
29
Apr
2009

Olmar in Egypt – Hurghada Marina, Red Sea Panorama Picture

in: Picturesque

This picture is taken at the roof top of the Marina in Hurghada. And here is an other one, taken at the Boulevard:

 
29
Apr
2009

Olmar in Egypt – Panorama of Cairo Muhammad Mosque

in: Picturesque

This picture has been taken in front of the Muhammad Mosque in Cairo:

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11
Jul
2008

Bamboo Headjoint in buddhist Caves, Pune (India)

in: Klangvölle, Picturesque

Few years ago I was traveling through India. While being on a trip around Pune I was visiting some old buddhist caves near Mulshi Lake with some frieds of Mystic Village. At that time I was into experiencing the sound capabilities of this instrument and also experimented with bamboo as an alternative material making flute headjoints.
The sweetness and expressive sound of the Indian Bansuri esp. in the low registers touched me in a way that no other modern concert flute ever did before. And I’m not the only one being impressed by that sound: later (just to do some advertising here) I a had some email conversation with Matti Kähönen from Matit Flutes and he too stated that the sound characteristics of the Indian Bamboo flutes, which might be a result of the fibre structure of the material, actually brought him into experimenting with carbon fibres to build his amazing Matit flutes.

So back to the caves: Their rich reverb brought me to do some recordings with my prototype bamboo headjoint mounted on my 200EUR Thomann flute:

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Now here is some recording of a simular improvisation in the same room using the standart metal headjoint of the flute.

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The intonation is not where it should be I admit, and actually that’s the point why I stopped investigating in that direction but still I do believe it was just my lack of craftsmanship rather than a fault of the material. So still I’m looking for a flute maker able to perfect my early experimental approches with bamboo headjoints.

 
2
Apr
2008

Dornburgs Castles/Gönnertal Panorama

in: Picturesque

View from the castle hill of Dornburg over the Saale valey Thuringia. Taken 30th of March, 2008 at 10:53AM

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25
Mar
2008

Leuchtenburg/Kahla Panorama

in: Picturesque

taken Easter Monday 24th of March, 2008 at 12:03PM, composition of 17×3 (-1ev, 0ev, +1ev) pics using Photoshop, Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ20

 

view from the Leuchtenburg in direction to Jena (6×3 images)