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listen to some songs i composed

here you can play various songs i composed. just click the desired button. nothing to hear for you? please check the program section below for help. and find the whole story about me getting into music composing at the bottom of this page.

midi section

all of my compositions are based on midi files. those in this section are quick composed ones only for background music purposes of my webpage. as midi files don't carry any sound information, music quality will vary depending on your sound card and speakers quality and configuration. check the higher quality of my music in the mp3 section below.

song of my about page (midi, 1:58 min, 7 KB) song of my about page (midi, 1:58 min, 7 KB)

song of my funskating page (midi, 1:34 min, 14 KB) song of my funskating page (midi, 1:34 min, 14 KB)

song of every gallery page (midi, 2:39 min, 51 KB) song of every gallery page (midi, 2:39 min, 51 KB)

song of my newer gallery pages (midi, 2:37 min, 41 KB) song of my newer gallery pages (midi, 2:37 min, 41 KB)

song of my index page (midi, 2:27 min, 34 KB) song of my index page (midi, 2:27 min, 34 KB)

song of my kiss page (midi, 3:37 min, 9 KB) song of my kiss page (midi, 3:37 min, 9 KB)

song of my links page (midi, 2:04 min, 11 KB) song of my links page (midi, 2:04 min, 11 KB)

song of my look page (midi, 3:12 min, 23 KB) song of my look page (midi, 3:12 min, 23 KB)

song of my map page (midi, 1:12 min, 14 KB) song of my map page (midi, 1:12 min, 14 KB)

song of every pic view page (midi, 1:46 min, 33 KB) song of every pic view page (midi, 1:46 min, 33 KB)

song of my newer pic view pages (midi, 1:49 min, 17 KB) song of my newer pic view pages (midi, 1:49 min, 17 KB)

song of my smell page (midi, 2:48 min, 45 KB) song of my smell page (midi, 2:48 min, 45 KB)

song of my think page (midi, 3:28 min, 31 KB) song of my think page (midi, 3:28 min, 31 KB)

song of my updates page (midi, 1:46 min, 20 KB) song of my updates page (midi, 1:46 min, 20 KB)


mp3 section

the mp3 files in this section are taken from my double cd "tau ceti" previously produced in 1996. also composed using midi, they're actually not depending on your sound card quality as the midi files of the upper midi section. i used my own synthesizer equipment to give them the highest quality i'm able to produce. you'll also find a short preview piece, cause even mp3 coded files are large and will take quite a while for downloading. still the sound quality is worse than cd quality. if you're interested to purchase my completely handmade cd, well, there is an email button in the upper right corner, right? as webspace is restricted here, i'm not able to present the whole double cd here at once. i'll change the offered mp3 files from time to time. please check for new ones anytime you like...

vital spirits preview (mp3, 0:08 min, 96 kbs, 102 KB) vital spirits preview (mp3, 0:08 min, 96 kbs, 102 KB)

vital spirits (mp3, 6:01 min, 96 kbs, 4.1 MB) vital spirits (mp3, 6:01 min, 96 kbs, 4.1 MB)


program section

by clicking one of the upper music buttons, your browser actually starts its inbuilt plug-in or a file type related program on your computer to download and play the music file. easy to understand: if there's no plug-in or program on your pc, you won't hear any music. to update your browser you could use the links on my "about" page. use the link below to download the popular mp3-player winamp.

http://www.winamp.com/ link to nullsoft winamp


story behind my music

well, it must have been around 1992 when a sudden idea plopped into my mind: i'd like to make my very own music. i had an atari st computer that time (and i still work with it today). you know, these computers had an inbuilt midi interface to connect to electronic music devices. i "just" needed keyboards, synthesizers, composing software, lots of cable, lots of knowledge, a big amp, even bigger speakers and pretty much time to learn how to perform music without harming the listeners health badly.

it took quite a while to get into the basics of music for me. til now i haven't had any lessons in piano playing or musical theory. all my experiences i made using the good old try and error method. and all steps forward (i made steps forward, really) are based on countless hours of trying and listening combined with friendly neighbors.

how do i create my music? everything starts with an idea. if there's time, i try to fix it to my mind playing around on my keyboards using different sounds. if i'm okay with it, i let my atari st computer record it to a track via midi interface. now's time to develop layers of matching tracks. or matching sounds. or new sounds. also possible, that i'd try to find matching beats or bass lines that time. it's more an indeterminate than a systematic work. cause my music is produced from heart and brain together. having enough matching tracks of sounds and beats i start to stretch all to full song length using copy and paste. after that, i review the song over and over again changing little details here and there to provide it with "life". the "living" song is then recorded to my pc harddisc to be finished using special music postprocessing programs. in the end i burn it on a cd-r which could be played on any cd player. well, that's the whole secret...

if you're interested to know, the producing of one of my webpage background songs took about between 2 and 10 hours each. time to produce one of my cd songs is about between 50 and 150 hours.

listen and read about my musical projects