6. Januar 2020

Ein Ausschnitt aus Harald Blüchels Zauberstück „Pflanzenseele“, wiedergegeben durch das Klangtor, zur Zeit stationiert in der Wingst.


16. Mai 2011

Komponieren (lat.: com-ponere, zusammen-stellen) bedeutet für mich die Überführung von Klängen, Strukturen und Gegebenheiten in einen neuen Zusammenhang. Partituren im Sinne von Plänen, Spiel-Anleitungen oder Installations-Konzepten entstehen oft erst während – oder sogar manchmal nach der Realisierung.

Ich lasse mich für jedes Genre, Musikinstrument und jede Darbietungssituation immer wieder aufs Neue begeistern. Dabei füge ich komponierte Struktur und verwendete Materialien auf ökonomische Weise in das Feld ihres intendierten Erklingens ein. Am meisten interessiert mich das Aufzeigen und Veredeln von Klang-Biotopen außerhalb des Konzertsaals. Deshalb arbeite ich gern mit Umgebungsmusik-Installation und klanglicher Gestaltung im Film.

Meine Arbeit ist hier geprägt durch gewissermaßen mikro-musikalisches Eingreifen in gegebene akustische Verhältnisse des bestehenden Umfelds vor Ort. Ein wichtiger Aspekt der Intervention besteht dabei im Aufspüren von starken, aber stillen Qualitäten eines Klangsystems und ihrer Fortspinnung zu einem entschleunigten Ereignisfeld.

Was mich hier immer öfters beglückt sind Kooperationen mit anderen Komponisten.

Beispielhafte Projekte aus den letzten Jahren:


(english version)


Composing (lat.: com-ponere, putting together) means to me the moving sounds, patterns and conditions into a new context. The authoring of scores in the form of plans, concepts for performances or klang installations will happen mostly coincidentally – or sometimes even after the realisation.

I can get excited again and again by any musical genre, instrument or performance requirement. Therby I love to ingraft composed structures and used material to the intended area of its appearance in a most economical way. I’m most interested in depicting and ennobeling sounding biotopes outside the concert halls. Therefore I like working on environmental music and the  soundtrack of movies.

My main work focus lies here on a micro musical invasion in the given acoustical environment on location. An important aspect of my activity consists of the detection of the strongest, but as well most silent qualities in a given system, and its further development towards a deaccelerated state.

Actually i work quite exhilararing with other compossers together

Exemplary works of the last years:


(version francais)

Composer (du latin: com-ponere, mettre ensemble), ça veut dire pour moi la transformation de sons, de structures et de données dans un contexte nouveau. Des partitions en tant que plans, instructions à jouer ou stratégies d’installation souvent ne se produisent que pendant – ou parfois après – la réalisation.

Je peux m’enthousiasmer encore et toujours à nouveau pour tous les genres, instruments et chaque situation créative. En composant, j’introduis la structure composée et les matériaux appliqués de manière économique dans le champ entendu de leur retentissement. Je m’intéresse le plus à montrer et embellir des biotopes sonores au dehors de la salle de concert. C’est pourqoi je préfere bien de travailler aux installations du son et a la musique de cinéma.

Ici, mon travail est marqué par une intervention quasiment micro-musicale dans les relations acoustiques données de l’environnement existant sur place. Un aspect important des interventions pareilles consiste en découvrant les qualités fortes et en même temps tranquilles d’un système sonore et de les poursuivre envers un champ d’évènements fortement ralenti.

J’aime baaaucoup je travailler ensemble avec autre compositeurs

Traveaux des dernières années:


5. April 1963

A. Person

Made in Zurich 1962, born in Bern 1963

Swiss Piano builder and tuner degree 1986

Berlin HdK/UdK Eurythmics DME diploma 1997

For info in german please go to swiss music database.

Find some further past activities on my former event-archive.

For recent activities go to the media-archive part of this site.

Please download a short vita/bio in german here.


(Edited in Arkosund, revised in Wingst 2018)


B. Personal Note

In my younger days I deemed the documentation of any kind of individual artistic work unnecessary. This also included any connection to the press and other mass media. Central to that idea at the time was that art is to develop, to happen and disappear all at the same time/in an instant/all at once/simultaneously and that any form of material documentation will corrupt the work from the outset. I would even consciously destroy my own record of performances, documents and events.

Today I work in different times and spaces and have begun to gather the remnants of my musical production over the past 35 years as I am required to have a biography. Many of my actions and productions are probably permanently lost. They were written into the fire as it were, and as I used to love to describe the mantra of my denial/renunciation. The list that follows is therefore to be seen as a fragment at best.

This is the time and place to say thank you to those who kept their records of these years; took pictures, produced records and wrote articles in newspapers. At the same time I am asking for an understanding of my previous views and to consider the idea that guys like me may have been inspired by the radical destructive work processes of people like John Cage, Joseph Beuys and other such rock’n’roll swindlers.


C. Publications & Press (leftovers)

2012 Piano Sheet Music 13/5 Studies

2012 Berlin Music Pedal Harp Preludes Release

2011 SUISA Syntharp Music Instrument Award

2011 Nordkurier Klangtor-Environment Woldzegarten

2010 UdK Berlin Klangtor-Sheet CCC Brochure

2009 IBB Berlin Klangtor Business-Plan (3MB pdf)

1997-2005 Berlin Musicology PhD-Project (Link-List)


1988  M O V I N G   T O   B E R L I N  (Germany)


1986/87 Bern Ambient & Environmental Music

1987 Zytglogge Zytig: AA& MM Ambiente Presentation

1985 Schallplatte Andreas Flückiger und die Alpinisten

1984 Musikmärchen Oropax mit Hunger & Trunk


D. Installation and Research Activities

2012 London Bloc.2012 Festival Stubnitz Compilation

2011 Berlin 3rd Ambient Night Alt Buckow

2010-11 Switzerland Syntharp (Research Phase)

2009 Berlin Gallery Pop-up 195 Brueckner (Klangtor)

2008 Berlin Salon Salon Gras Fressen (Klangtor)

2006 Berlin Ustwoskaja Remix Environment in Elisabethen

1997-2005 Berlin PhD Musicology Research on Technology & Dance

1996 Potsdam Environmental Music & Bad Noise Performance

1993-95 ‚Kranensehn‚, ‚Handscape‘, Go!, etc. Video Clips (upcoming)

1992 Berlin Auto Ballet Car Video Performance (media upcoming)


1988  M O V I N G   T O   B E R L I N  (Germany)


1988-89 Berlin MuziekMoebel Sounding Objects

1988 Berlin Gallery ‚Chaos Constructions‘ Environment (lost)

1987 WIM Berne Performances with Margrit Rieben & friends (lost)

1987 Villa Schlösslistr Environment bei Simon Ho (Steinmusik)

1987 Kunsthalle Installation zu Screening „Hilfsengel“ (lost)

1987 Villa Sandrain Bern 2nd Ambient Night Berne

1987 Bern Rosegarden Environmental Music

1986 Aekenmatt/CH 1st Ambient Night

1985 Berne Chocolat Tobler Ambient


E. Performances and Band Projects (Selection)

2012 Berne Ambient-Performance Didg&Synth with Willi Grimm

2012 Berlin Piper&Maria Oscar Wilde Performance with Coost L. Cake

2011 Rostock MS Stubnitz Piano Battle with Balanya & Agro

2011 Die 3  Pianisten with Katharina Weber & JosepMaria Balanya

2011 Berlin Alt Buckow Church-Organ & Pedal Harp

2010 Berlin with Charles Piper at Centrifuga

2010 Space Jazz with Piper & Washeim at Schillerpalais

2009 Berlin on the Rhodes at RAW and all the punky friends

2009 Bern/Zug/Lucerne Oxymoron Orchestra on Guest Keyboards

2009 Berlin Alltogethernow with OLPC-Children „100$“ Computer

2008 Berlin Solo Piano for some Silent Movie and Party events

2007 La Corbiere, Switzerland Hunger & Trunk Environmental

2007 Amsterdam Shows on MS Stubnitz solo at the 10-Tone Piano

2007 Berlin with Holotropic Trance Punks and GutH on the Rhodes

1996-2006 no music performances, silence in hands and mind


1988  M O V I N G   T O   B E R L I N  (Germany)


1988-1996 Focus on „classical“ music, dance, composing and Studies

1988 Berne „Free“ music with artists like the drummer Maru Rieben

1987 Alpinisten Crisis, quitting the project, Impro Music at the WIM

1986 Alpinisten with Mich Gerber and Endo Anaconda (upcoming)

1985 Hunger & Trunk transforms into Alpinisten (media upcoming)

1984 Hunger & Trunk First Shows with Endo Anaconda (upcoming)

1983 Balts Nill & MM quit Caduta Massi and become Hunger & Trunk

1978-1983 Composer, Keyboarder Initiator and sometimes just Guest in several Bands like ‚Frog‘, ‚Kanaan‘, ‚Gymer Jam‘, ‚Lola By Night‘, ‚Danny’s Drive-in‘, ‚Caduta Massi‘, ‚Albanello, ‚B Goes‘ (upcoming)