Hello, welcome to my website and BLOG! For the last several decades I have been focusing on contemporary music practices and the poetics of interpretation. My most recent passion has been exploring electronic composition combined with improvisation. Currently, I am flutist of the Cologne-based Ensemble Musikfabrik, coach for our youth ensemble Studio Musikfabrik, and tutor for the Lucerne Festival Academy.
Event Highlights and Announcements
August 1, 2020 Darmstadt, premiere of Georges Aperghis The Dong for solo piccolo – postponed to August 1, 2021
August 14 – 22, 2020 Lucerne Festival Academy – postponed to August 2021.
September 11 – 13 Barcelona Mixtur Festival Masterclasses – Online
October 28 Masterclass George Mason University – Online
October 30 Essen Philharmonie with Musikfabrik. Premieres by Malika Kishino and Elnaz Seyedi for ensemble and Harry Partch Instruments.
November 1 – 10 Final phase of Composer Collider Europe. What was to be a grand tour will now be a production in Musikfabrik’s Cologne Studio of works from young composers from Thessaloniki, The Hague and Cologne. Live concert at the Cologne Hochschule November 10!
December 16, Alte Feuerwache, Cologne – Project Gesang | Gesicht for flute, dance and electronics. The democratization of the arts was set in motion over a hundred years ago by Russian futurist leaders such as Velimir Klebnikov. Dancer Carla Jordao, light designer Lea Letzel, sound engineer Timm Roller and I explore Klebnikov’s ideals of sound painting and a universal translogical language through sound and movement. The idealism of a unified humanity should not die.
Not all concerts are listed, so check out our seasonal calendar from Ensemble Musikfabrik.
Free Stuff!! (more to come, so check back)
For composers, a handy PDF about composing for flute:
For flutists, a handout explaining some basic extended techniques:
Exercises on harmonics:
Singing and playing exercise based on Reichert:
Diminished scale exercise:
Collection of intonation exercises:
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