▶ Binding: linen hardcover with sewn binding ▶ Format: 240 x 300 mm ▶ Hot foil stamping on cover and spine ▶ Pages: 96 ▶ Artwork by Happy Little Accidents
ANT SEN OLV HAR FLI AUH ENT BRU OMB
«Tag» is the German equivalent for day and my first personal sanctuary. Every single piano piece was inspired by meaningful, decisive and fortunate events in my youth. Be it inspiration, curiosity, intuiting or just boredom – I decided more or less deliberately to sit down at a detuned piano in our living room as a twelve years old boy. I played for hours during the days and weeks and months that followed. Even today, everything somehow reverts back to this moment; the moment I found a space for my thoughts. TAG, my first album, will always bring me back to that space.
With this edition of sheet music I want to provide an individual insight into my way of creating and playing music. Beginning with the basic knowledge of musical modules as the fundamental building blocks, as the essence of the pieces – and building on that by suggesting possibilities to further process, recombine and interpret them into something new.
I provided little notes, written playing instructions that I’d like to be understood as friendly suggestions or helpful commentary for when stuck at an impasse or unsure how to go on; but ultimately every player sets out to find their own approach and to set their own accents – which is, for me, the real magic in all of this.
I hope that you will have a wonderful time and a lot of joy playing these pieces.