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.

 
22
May
2009

Klangvölle: Freeze Police

in: Klangvölle

Recorded by Martin Hünniger, Mathias Krauß and Stephan in May 2009.

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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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19
Feb
2009

Klangvölle: HammaKlavier

in: Klangvölle

Recorded by the Dandy Desmond Doping Tour (Martin Hünniger/guitar, Stephan Hepper/flute and Jörg Breitbart/piano) in December 2008.

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31
Dec
2008

The Mary Whitehouse Experience – History Today

in: Uncategorized

sin palabras:

 
21
Dec
2008

Klangvölle: MeffSeReff – Nur für Dich!

in: Klangvölle

from our christmas cd, ment as a gift for our beloved ones – the one love song: enjoy

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by Martin & Stephan
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18
Aug
2008

J.S. Bach, Matthäus-Passion, Nr. 57&58 “Er hat uns allen wohlgetan”, “Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben” BWV244

in: A Youtube powered Guide to Classical Music

Recitativo:

Er hat uns allen wohlgetan.
Den Blinden gab er das Gesicht,
die Lahmen macht er gehend;
er sagt’ uns seines Vaters Wort,
er trieb die Teufel fort;
Betrübte hat er aufgericht’t
er nahm die Sünder auf und an;
sonst hat mein Jesus nichts getan.

Aria:

Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben, aus Liebe,
aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben,
aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben,
Von einer Sünde weiß er nichts, nichts, von einer Sünde weiß er nichts.

daß das ewige Verderben und die Strafe des Gerichts nicht auf meiner Seele bliebe.
Aus Liebe, aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben,
aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben,
von einer Sünde weiß er nichts, nichts, von einer Sünde weiß er nichts. 


Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, Aus Liebe will mein Heiland sterben

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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
Jul
2008

Ravi Shankar, Alla Rakha – Introduction to Tala

in: A Youtube powered Guide to Classical Music

Indian (here Hindustani) classical music has an amazing depth. Often misunderstood as Jazz alike in the western worlds it represents an other rich but very different approach to reach the highest spheres of musical culture beside the western classical music. (isn’t “classical” actually a quite inapplicable term?)