A world without music is hard to imagine for me. Music can be
both recreation and inspiration for me. That's true both for listening
to the music or actively playing the piano, keyboard or sometimes the
Talking about making music myself. I learned to play the piano in my early youth and in the course of time I
other instruments in the course of time. Now I prefer to play my grand piano
piano or I make music with my looper: electric piano, keyboard, flute and saxophone.
and saxophone, oh yes, and a little bit of guitar.
You can hear what it sounds like on YouTube:
There you will also find - in my opinion - an interesting composition for solo cello
and string orchestra with the title
Out of the Mud. Also a
composition for piano, cello and two flutes entitled
Light Waves or a
composition for piano, alto saxophone, oboe and drums entitled
Also a piece
Days like this for string orchestra, trumpets
Neptune has no Daughter: Immerse yourself in the enchantment of a compelling song, embellished with straightforward harmonies and irresistible melodies that linger in your mind like a memorable tune. The accompanying visuals in this video have been meticulously crafted using artificial intelligence, dedicated solely to producing stunning imagery. It's crucial to emphasize that while the visuals are AI-generated, the musical composition and piano performance were personally created and played by me, entirely free from artificial assistance.
Maybe he does: The phrase "Maybe he does" is, in essence, a response related to the title " has no Daughter." To honor Neptune appropriately, the video exclusively showcases images of beaches. These picturesque scenes range from the Mediterranean coasts of France, Spain, and Turkey to the shores of the Baltic Sea and the North Sea in the Netherlands. Furthermore, glimpses of the Elbe River's beach and the Pacific Ocean near Vancouver, Canada, contribute to the diverse and evocative visual narrative.
Neptune Dreams of Andalusia: Another Neptune song. This time, I let him dream of Andalusia. I started making this song with a cool Andalusian cadence — a harmony thing that swings between happy and sad feelings. The melody flows like waves in the ocean and forms the heart of the whole piece. I got the idea from the Spanish vibe, so I called it "Neptune Dreams of Andalusia." This choice came after I recently recorded an old song of mine, "Neptune has no Daughter," on my grand piano. I made a video with cool pictures from a fun trip to Sevilla in 2017. I hope the music and the pictures give you a nice experience, letting you dive into the cool world of "Neptune Dreams of Andalusia."
Turan'a Ninni: A music piece for piano and flute by Bernd Klein. "Turan'a Ninni" is Turkish that translates to "Lullaby for Turan." The music, written for piano and solo flute, transcends cultural boundaries, making it universally appealing. Its melody carries a soothing essence reminiscent of classical lullabies, yet it also exudes a remarkable emotional and captivating quality, possibly even too stimulating for a lullaby's intended purpose of inducing sleep.
Crossroads on the Moon:The video features the same pictures as the original but with rearranged instrumentation. The initial piano and cello composition have transformed into a harpsichord and saxophone arrangement. The choice of a harpsichord, with its cold and distant tones, better captures the moon's essence, replacing the warmer piano. The saxophone, symbolizing humanity's lunar journey, adds a warm touch, akin to footsteps on the moon's surface. The overall composition mirrors the moon's serene atmosphere, harking back to Bernd Klein's childhood dreams of space exploration, contrasting with today's urgent climate concerns.
Fibonacci Sequence, A Pattern of Life by Bernd Klein: The images of the video illustrate the patterns of the music. The music is based on the Fibonacci numbers 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, in the duration of the notes. The ride cymbal, bass drum, and crash cymbal underline the rhythm of the three leading voices of the organ. The corresponding Fibonacci number of each voice is depicted by a square with a picture in.
Echoes of Unknown Questions: Played by Bernd Klein on a Yamaha grand piano.
"Saxophones on the Radio" is a soul-stirring composition crafted for a saxophone quartet. This emotive piece, characterized by its unhurried pace, perfectly complements a scene from an old motion picture. A man turns on the radio listens skeptically and moves to his chair. The music begins softly, with gentle melodies from the alto saxophone, setting a tender atmosphere that resonates with the pictures. Finally, the alto and the soprano saxophone play in a duet.
Colours of Paris: When imagining Paris, the Eiffel Tower often takes center stage, but the city embodies much more. As the capital of France, Paris exudes "savoir vivre," "laissez-faire," and love, influencing artists like Toulouse Lautrec and composers such as Gabriel Fauré and Erik Satie. Bernd Klein's piano composition, "The Colors of Paris," contributes to the city's rich musical tradition. With its vibrant rhythm, the piece captures the lively atmosphere of Paris, illustrated beautifully in the accompanying video—a visual rainbow that goes beyond the Eiffel Tower to showcase the city's multifaceted brilliance.
"Design for Dreaming": Bernd Klein composed a Jazz piece tailored for Alto and Tenor Saxophone, Electric Bass, Piano, and Drumset. The music features a commanding bass line and melodic saxophone interplay, offering a modern sound that intriguingly contrasts with the 1956 film it accompanies. The video includes segments from a 1950s General Motors advertisement, focusing on the dreaming woman and vintage automobiles, excluding the kitchen scene. As for the film: This 1950s "Populuxe" General Motors advertisement, spotlighting the 1956 Motors Motorama event, revolves around a woman envisioning a flawless future with futuristic cars and a fully automated "Kitchen of the Future." Dancer Tad Tadlock portrays the central character. Evolving into an emblematic representation of 1950s consumerist culture, it gained attention in various media, including the BBC documentary series "Pandora's Box," "Mystery Science Theater 3000," and music videos for Peter Gabriel and Rush. Notably, excerpts were also featured in movies like "The Hills Have Eyes" and "The Game."
"Rainy Day in a Car Wash": In an unexpected twist, Bernd Klein's composition turns a car wash into a setting for a lyrical piano and flute piece. The video captures vibrant hues at each stage, defying typical car wash expectations. The piano sets a rhythmic foundation with lively chords, and the melodies gracefully intertwine, evoking a sense of romantic playfulness.
Love, Peace and Harmony: An innovative musical piece for piano, cello, and flute, "Love, Peace, and Harmony" is characterized by fresh nuances. Predominantly dwelling in E minor harmonies, the composition captures an atmosphere resonating with the spirit of love, peace, and harmony—fittingly serving as the piece's title.
Caravan to Love, Peace and Harmony is a music video crafted as a loop with drums, e-piano, and keyboard strings, aiming to create a sonic backdrop for my saxophone improvisations. Surprisingly, the music, originally intended as a looping background, stands independently without additional instruments. This piece not only holds its own but also serves as the basis for the composition "Love, Peace, and Harmony." Interestingly, apart from the harmonies, nothing from the original loop remains in the final composition.
"Le roi et ces trois chateaux / The King and his Three Castles" is a captivating musical composition by Bernd Klein, harmonizing traditional, contemporary, and serial music elements in its four movements set in F minor. This symphony offers a mesmerizing musical journey, conjuring images of ancient emperors—an ideal soundtrack in search of a film.
You can also listen to my (Bernd Klein) music on all the streaming services like
So, let me introduce my favorite musicians.
The 'torchum' never stops, Evil prince
aria, 5:31 till 5:51. Transcr. KS.,
taken from FRANK ZAPPA'S
Frank Zappa (1940-1993) is an exceptional musician, who can't be
categorized in an easy way. His works, which comprise pop, rock, jazz
and what is sometimes referred to as "serious music", are proving his
The Times wrote about Frank Zappa in their obituary on the 7th of
December 1993: "An obstreperous and delightfully barking mad spirit, Frank Zappa
was one of rock music's innovatory forces. But, though a talented musician,
his penchant for bizarre humour and his gift of waspish satire were a combined
insurance policy against his taking either himself or the rock ethos too
Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end.
Igor Stravinsky (1882 - 1971)
Igor Stravisnky is a composer who showed extreme vitality and
versatility in his works. Glass said that Stravinsky is the most
influential composer of the 20th century and a "theater composer par
Now I want to introduce my favorite jazz musician: Miles Davis
He was one of those musicians who stayed young with their musical
ideas and concepts. He never got stuck into a fixed style: His works
show a continuous development. His Human Nature is a marvelous
example of the innovative style of his last years. If you listen
carefully to this recording, you might even hear me clap my hands, as
I was attending this great open air concert of Miles Davis. It was
the hightlight of the Hohentwiel festival in Singen in 1990.
Musicians missing here: Philip Glass, Tori Amos, Nils Petter
Molvaer, Eric Satie and many others :-)
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