»I can still remember my first conscious perception of music as a small child: Sounds of the Peruvian flute – at least that's what I now think it was (at the time I didn't even know it was ›music‹). As a child this experience was accompanied by an inner image and an inner space: Lovely, deep, huge and dark, as high as a cathedral with its windows and their rich play of colour. I was deeply moved and completely stunned: What is this?
Today (when I can account for some of what happened) I slowly get access again to this dimension of music, after spending valuable decades learning, practicing, studying, understanding and not-understanding, decades of suffering and rejoicing, of fighting and giving up, of being successful and failing as well as pacing incredibly complex structures and discovering unbelievable simplicity.
So-called ›complexity‹: Isn't it really simplicity we don't understand? Just as it is now – only difficult to be understood intellectually and to be named? And don't we simply call something ›chaos‹ or ›coincidence‹ that is too hard to comprehend? Aren't many things perhaps too simple and not too difficult to understand? And aren’t things beyond reason sometimes too easily excluded from or way of life? My musical projects reflect various stages and levels of these discoveries. It is ensemble playing with other musicians that provokes me again and again to throw overboard recently established as well as tried and tested concepts of music