After my studies in Vienna and Cologne (guitar/composition) and some years in the United States, my interest in cross-genre activities grew, in the artistic, but also in the cultural-political field (among others, founding of the Pasticcio Award for interesting Austrian CD productions in Radio Ö1.
A few words about me
The composer as artifact collector.
My music wants to say something, it wants to speak to the listeners. Any means will do. Effortlessly I could have made everything sound much more complicated, the difficult thing is to make the music simple. This requires, I confess, a courage that does not always come naturally to me. My music is not “new”, that is a meaningless term in this context, it also does not want to “cross borders”, because in the meantime there are more border crossings than borders. I wish that my music creates generous space to offer shelter to the most diverse musical modes of expression. Tonality plays a decisive role in the world of signs and images, because its easily comprehensible language and its refraction provides comprehensible drama.
Some call this meta-language “postmodernism”. As a designated composer of this postmodernism – which for me begins with Richard Strauss – I naturally use the stylistics of historical epochs and use their means of expression, including modernism.
A music of pacification? Or of consolation?