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.

“Sometimes, the notes are just a breath, blown gently into life or made to resonate so uniquely that you are convinced you can feel the music.”

Bärbel Jacks, director
(About working together on the film “Drawing Against Oblivion”)