Weisses Land was composed in a yurt in New Mexico. With a life as close to nature this experience influenced especially the rhythmic part of the compositions. The grand piano is turned into an inexhaustible source of natural and alienated sounds. Electronic elements break, upgrade and accelerate the accoustic experience and intensifies it into the bargain. The music is vivid, exciting, entertaining and as much elaborate as it is passionate. This CD marks the beginning of a long-term cooperation with the drummer Eric Schaefer.
“Weisses Land translates my emotions and recent experiences during workshops and concerts in different parts of this world. Afghanistan, Siberia, Ukraine, Madeira and New Mexico, my music reflects the unforgettable impressions of people’s life and the nature that harbours us all.”
Compositions, grand piano, Wurlitzer piano and electronics: Ulrike Haage
Additional drums: Eric Schaefer
Violin: Claude Chalhoub
Engineer: Ricky Ojijo, Studio Wong, Berlin
Mix: Supow Studio, Cologne
First published 2006 by Edel records & New edition 2015 by BPM