The Lavant Valley and the world

 My surroundings have always had a part in shaping me. I left the Lavant Valley of Carinthia – the people, the valley, the small villages, St. Paul’s Abbey with its walls and hallways pulsating with power – to cross the mountains into the wide world. There was a good deal there that left behind traces in my life. Traces which can now be found in my music.

Traces I’m now tracking down as a musician and composer on an acoustic quest for clues.

I transport some of these elements from the valley into the city. But I also bring back others from distant places into the valleys.

It’s an exchange. This trace for that. It’s about listening for what’s inside of yourself and others.

“...I listened with rapt attention and found I would have taken the same approach...”

Klaus Doldinger, composer and saxophonist
(Concerning the film score for “Drawing Against Oblivion”)