|By profession, I am an ethnomusicologist.
During six research field trips to the Philippines, from 1976 on, I have
been studying the music of the mountain people living on the southern island
of Mindanao. On this website you will find
an introduction to the musical
culture of the Bukidnon people which includes 35 photographs, now completely re-designed, with updated photographs,
and with of the Bukidnon dances
dugsû and binanug.
There are also ABSTRACTS OF FOUR ARTICLES published in the “Reports of the German National Committee of the International Council for Traditional Music“ on the music of the Bukidnon and Tigwa Manobo, and on the music of the Philippine boat lutes, including 6 photographs and.
|In 1987, Xavier University in Cagayan de Oro, Philippines proposed the establishment of a Sound Archive of Oral Traditions (SAOT). This project was applied for with the German government and consequently incorporated into a Philippine-German cultural agreement. However, for financial reasons it has not been realized to date. Hopefully, somebody reading this report on the SAOT project will come up with an idea on how to finance this important project.|
|During my trips to Bukidnon province
on the island of Mindanao, Philippines I took thousands of photographs.
On this WEB site, I am presenting just a small selection of 91 PHOTOGRAPHS
from my trips. More will be added in future.
Additionally, there is now one animated sequence of pictures as well as of Magindanaon kulintang playing on the Music and Dance page.
||Together with my friend, Hans Reffert,
one of the best guitar players in the Mannheim/Heidelberg area, I founded
the duo Flute & Voice in spring 1970. The same year we recorded
our first record album, Imaginations of Light, in 1973
our second one, Hallo Rabbit. In November 1995 both record
albums were published together on one compact disc. Inspired by this new development,
we recorded another album, Drachenlieder (Dragon
Songs) which was released in November 1996. The music of Flute
& Voice is hard to describe: it's neither rock nor jazz nor folk
nor Indian nor classical music but a weird mixture of influences from all
these genres - real fusion music.
Now with 11 SOUND CLIPS OF MY MUSIC.
|My father, aside from being a chemist
by profession, was a gifted composer of contemporary music. His
works, which show influence of Hindemith, Fortner, Stravinsky, and others,
include chamber music (e.g. for piano solo, guitar solo, Lieder,
string quartets) as well as orchestral compositions (e.g. three
symphonies for grand orchestra).
On this website, you can also listen to AUDIO CLIPS of five “Lieder”, sung by the son of the composer, as well as of six short compositions for piano solo. You can even DOWNLOAD THE SCORES of his “13 short pieces for classical guitar (1972).
|I am very interested in what actually
happens to what I am offering to the Internet public. Therefore, I have
monitored how many times each file of my homepage has been accessed since
its establishment, and I have tried to make some analysis on what people
like about my homepage and what they obviously are less interested in.
Click here for A Site Map with Today’s Statistics
|And finally, there is my guest book
waiting for your comments!
You might meet people there who share your interests.
|There is now a DOWNLOAD section, where you can get PDF files of some of my publications and recordings.|
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