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!
FYNN KLIEMANN - Regen (Klinger Rework)
Fynn Kliemann is one of Germanys most inventive pop artists.
When he asked me to make piano reworks for some of his songs I couldn't say no.
It was quite a challenge, 'cause what makes Fynns music great is mostly sound, rythm and lyrics - all things that can't be easily translated to the piano.
But it was also a huge honour and loads of fun to work with such talented geniuses as Fynn Kliemann and Philipp Schwaer.
The first song 'Regen' is out now, the rest will follow in the next weeks.
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.
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!
ALIN COEN - Du bist so schön
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!
Over the last year I´ve been working a lot with Bünger.
He brought a lot of songs and we tried to strip them down to the very essence. You can listen to the resulting four track EP on Spotify.
The song in the video has originally been written by Nils Koppruch who tragically died much to soon in 2012.
VIVIE ANN - Loverboy (Live with strings)
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.