A daring voyage with an open end...
I'm a film score composer and sound designer living in Basel Switzerland. I have been researching and experimenting on this art project for 30 years. Like an alchemist! As a big fan of comics, fantasy, science fiction and Salvador Dali, I was constantly searching for ways to transform these genres and put them into a musical form, as well as perform them on live stages. As an explosive fusion of music/film score, sound design, electronic, mystery cinemaatic atmospheres, funk, ambient, classical music and poetry.
With the ambition to transport my audience into their own boundless imagination! Taking the listeners to a voyage through their OWN fantasy, their self invented fascinating pictures and dreamworlds.
As a professional film score composer and sound designer I gained experience in different fields of sound. I realized audio branding projects, spatial sound 3D-sculputres for museums and exhibitions, composed feature fim scores, played (and still playing) four music instruments (keyboards, bass, violin, guitar, drums) in different bands like “The Look People” (keys) touring through Europe, playing at St. Gallen open air, CBCB’s NY, Diamonds Toronto. 1993 I published “Subway” (re-released 2021 by Bongo Joe Records) and in 2001 I composed and produced “zen jazz” a contemplative jazz-ambient album.
This vast music- and sound experience I bring into this project!
It was 2014 when I came across the ‘butterfly dream’ - a 2300 years old Chinese story from poet Zhuangzi.
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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 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!
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