As long as I remember there has always been music in my head.
Melodies and chord progressions unfolded like little blossoms on my way to school or while waiting in the supermarket.
While I never quite found out where it all comes from, over the years I´ve acquired some tools to get the music out of my head and make it audible for others.
On this site you can find some of my recent work as a composer, producer, arranger and pianist.
If you want to get in touch feel free to drop me a line.
I´m looking forward to hearing from you!
Klinger Reworks: Black Hole Sun
When I was asked to create a piano rework of 'Black Hole Sun' by Soundgarden, I was immediately excited.
This song continues to amaze me. How can music that consists almost entirely of major chords be so dark and melancholic.
Chris Cornell said he wrote this song in just 15 Minutes.
Well, it took me a little longer to come up with this piano arrangement. Hope you like!
PERSONA °1: Horst
Piano, Composition & Production
I´ve started a new project called 'Persona : Perseverance'. The idea is to create musical portraits.
The first collection will be about people who are affected by Covid-19 and its consequences in a special way.
Horst is an innkeeper from Hamburg, St. Pauli. He opened his pub 'Crazy Horst' almost 50 years ago.
It´s the work of his lifetime and to close it down due to the pandemic is more than painful for him.
There are so many people struggling with the current situation in very different ways.
I hope this project can make some of these stories visable and raise awareness and understanding for a better post-covid world.
I´ve been a fan of Alin Coen for many years now.
So when she asked me to record a song for her I didn´t think twice.
It´s the opener of her new album "Nah". Enjoy!
BÜNGER - Alles
Piano, Sax-Arrangement & Production
Another song I produced with Bünger.
This time I did not only play the piano but also wrote a delicate, whispered saxophone arrangement, beautifully performed by Paulo Pereira. I love that sound!
Play any instrument at the edge of audibility and pure magic happens.
LINDA RUM - Whisper of the Sleeping Trees
Linda Rum's debut EP 'Ten Feet Tall I' is finally out. I produced three of the songs, including this beautiful piece. More to come very soon!
FYNN KLIEMANN - NUR
Fynn Kliemanns new album 'NUR' is out and it went straight to No. 1 of the official German album charts.
I contributed five piano reworks and some string arrangments.
This is me playing one of the songs in my studio.
The album is available on vinyl via Fynns online store.
But of course you can also listen on your favourite streaming service.
And for all the passionate pianists out there we´ve even sheet music - for free.
Vivie Ann's song 'Loverboy' in a stripped down acoustic version with a string quartet.
Writing the string arrangements was great fun - with a hint of heavenly chaos in the end.
KLINGER - Dust
Composition & Production
What a beautiful video by M.R. Knox for my new piano song 'Dust'.
It reminds me of childhood days, when I was staring at the wooden ceiling over my bed.
I could find so many strange creatures in the abstract patterns of grain and knotholes - monsters and animals and witches - and I would make up their stories in my head.
I love how this tickles my imagination.