It was 2014 when I came across the ‘butterfly dream’ - a 2300 years old Chinese story from poet Zhuangzi.

昔者莊周夢為胡蝶,栩栩然胡蝶也。自喻適志與!不知周也。俄然覺,則蘧蘧然周也。不知周之夢為胡蝶與,胡蝶之夢為周與?

周與胡蝶,則必有分矣。此之謂物化。

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"Once Zhuang Zhou dreamed he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn’t know he was Zhuang Zhou. Suddenly he woke up, and there he was, solid and unmistakable Zhuang Zhou. But he didn’t know if he were Zhuang Zhou who had dreamed he was a butterfly or a butterfly dreaming he was Zhuang Zhou."

This story hit me like a lightning.

It was the hour of birth of my art project and my artist name DER TRÄUMER. (the dreamer)

With DER TRÄUMER I have found the playground and the vessel in which I can pour my musical dreams and visions. As DER TRÄUMER I am now undertaking adventurous expeditions into mysterious and visionary dream worlds. I experience fantastic adventures - from the darkest nightmare to the brightest light dream - and then translate these adventures into musical and sonic form.

DER TRÄUMER is the perfect name! Because I experienced by myself that hearing is strongly connected with dreaming. If I'm hearing music or sounds with a high attention, I can come into a dream-state in the quality of a real dream in deep sleep. It gets real! Total immersion! Reality shifts! Even with multi-sensual experiences like semelling and touching...

This is what I want to achieve with my music, sounds, poetry and performances!

I have so much fantastic music and sounds in my mind and I am hungry to discover new territories of dreams, stories, music, sounds and live performances and more...

Are you coming along?

Let’s meet in the dream!

S o m e w h e r e

S o m e t i m e

M a y b e

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