Lost pages - a collection of shortcuts to this website
There is a number of web-pages that are part of this web-presence, that are hard to find. Before I did a re-release of this site, those could only be found by following certain links hidden in the text-parts sowhere deep inside my pages. Now I made those pages more easy available, just follow the bottons below. There is a lot of fun and intersting stuff to be discovered.
STANISLAW LEM - SEER OF A FUTURE THAT MIGHT BE ... OR NOT.
Stanisław Lem was a Polish science fiction, philosophical and satirical writer. His books have been translated into 41 languages and have sold over 27 million copies. Lems works explore philosophical themes; speculation on technology, the nature of intelligence, the impossibility of mutual communication and understanding, despair about human limitations and humankind's place in the universe. They are sometimes presented as fiction, but others are in the form of essays or philosophical books.
Translations of his works are difficult, however Michael Kandel's translations into English have generally been praised as capturing the spirit of the original. To read about Stanislaw Lem click the button below.
GHOST IN THE SHELL - INSPIRING ANIME MOVIE
During early 2004 I created two tracks („Two Cybernetic Bodies“ and „Elyseeum") featuring samples from the 1995 animé „Ghost in the shell“. This animé is to be called a masterpiece of the SF-anime-genre and a milestone for SF in general. It was created by Masamune Shirow.
JOHN CAGE - HOW SLOW IS AS SLOW AS POSSIBLE?
The tempo indication „as slow as possible“ on the score of John Cages piece ORGAN 2 / ASLAP is asking that question. - In 1985 ASLSP was created as a version for piano, but in 1987 John Cage changed it for organ at the suggestion of the organist Gerd Zacher. The question of how to realise the opus leads to the conclusion that “as slow as possible” can be thought and played infiniteley – at least as long as the life of an organ lasts and also as long as peace and creativity in the following generations exist. But the question remained: How long should the piece be? The first organ performance was 29 minutes. A recent recording lasts 71 minutes. From that question a project was developed over the time that caused a worldwide sensation.
ROBERT GRAVES - LORDMASTER OF LOVE-POETRYRobert Graves (1895 – 1985) was an English poet, translator and novelist. During his long life, he produced more than 140 works. He was the son of the Anglo-Irish writer Alfred Perceval Graves and Amalie von Ranke, a niece of the famous German historian Leopold von Ranke. He was the brother of the author Charles Patrick Graves and half-brother of Philip Graves.
THE BABELFISH COLLECTION - BE PART OF MY MUSIC
A good deal of my musical efforts is dealing with the integration of spoken word into the realm of sound and music. - As far back as I can remember, I was always fascinated by the sound of different languages. I try to integrate spoken word into my works in many different ways ... be it accidently overheard small-talk of a few people in the tram, be it the distorted uttering of hectic stock-brokers in a trading-floor or be it recited poetry. So I try to gather people from all over the world to work on this undertaking.
It is very easy for anyone to become part of it, to share the idea and to support this unique idea. Click the button below to recieve some basic instructions.
THE INVINCIBLE - A NOVEL ABOUT SWARM-INTELLIGENCE
The Invincible is a science fiction novel dated from and published in 1964. - A powerful military space ship, a "second-class cruiser" called Invincible, lands on the planet Regis III to investigate the loss of sister ship, Condor.
The central topic of this incredible farsighted book is swarm-intelligence. Imagine that! In 1964! This book still is worth to be read, even now that it´s age measures half a century. More detail by clicking the button.
THE PALATINATE - A REGION IN GERMANY
The region I am living in Germany is called the Palatinate (or: Palatinium). So this fact led to the project-name as a logic consequence. By the way: it is not by accident, that my logo is carrying a stylised unicorn. The unicorn is part of the crest in my hometown, Giengen upon Brenz. So I carry the unicorn as a hommage to my hometown.
ABOUT UNICORNS - MYSTIC CREATURES WITH A MAGIC TOUCH
A unicorn (from Latin unus 'one' and cornu 'horn') is a mythological creature. Though the modern popular image of the unicorn is sometimes that of a horse differing only in the horn on its forehead, the traditional unicorn also has a billy-goat beard, a lion's tail, and cloven hooves these distinguish it from a horse.
"The unicorn is the only fabulous beast that does not seem to have been conceived out of human fears. In even the earliest references he is fierce yet good, selfless yet solitary, but always mysteriously beautiful. He could be captured only by unfair means, and his single horn was said to neutralize poison." Marianna Mayer, The Unicorn and the Lake. To read more about the myth and history of unicorns, click the button below.
ELISHA GREY - ABOUT THE FIRST SYNTHESIZER EVER
The very first time when electronically generated music was presented to an audience, was in the Presbyterian Church in Highland Park (Illinois) on December 29, 1874. The american inventor Elisha Gray gave this first public demonstration of his invention for generating musical tones and transmitted "familiar melodies through telegraph wire" according to a newspaper announcement.
Elisha Gray was born August 2, 1835 in Barnesville, Ohio and died January 21st, 1901 (aged 65) in Newtonville, Massachusetts.
To read more details about the dramatic race against the clock connected to the invention of modern telecommunications. And read more about his incredible influence on modern electronic music. Just click the button below.
A BRIEF ORIENTATION - SEE WHERE TO PUT YOURSELF IN UNIVERSE
A galaxy is a massive, gravitationally bound system that consists of stars and stellar remnants, an interstellar medium of gas and dust, and an important but poorly-understood component tentatively dubbed dark matter. The name is from the Greek root galaxias [γαλαξίας], meaning "milky," a reference to the Milky Way galaxy. Click the button below to get detailed information about your location within infinity.
A TIMELINE OF ELECTRONIC MUSIC - MONSTERS OF SOUND
Starting with Elisha Gray in 1874 the line of engineers, musicians and weird nerds who dedicated their life to electronic music is almost endless. Gray was followed by Thaddeuz Cahil in 1898 who showed up and invented the Dynamophon. In 1905 the Composer Edgar Varése. In 1919 Léon Theremin, and many more in the following years.
Some of these invented historical electronic instruments are still in use, they are still built, and if you are interested it is possible to buy a new built Theremin. (Sometimes called Aerophone). Click ->this to read about the timeline of historical electronic instruments.
N.A.S.A. AND THE BLUE MARBLE - AN IMPRESSIVE SIGHT
Planet Earth, the third planet from a star named the Sun.The Earth is shaped like a sphere and composed mostly of rock. Over 70 percent of the Earth's surface is water. The planet has a relatively thin atmosphere composed mostly of nitrogen and oxygen. Please enjoy your stay on Planet Earth. Click the button below to read more interesting details about this unbelievable place, located somewhere in the middle of nowhere.
Thanks to N.A.S.A, for making all these great photos and informations regarding their missions and adventurous untertakings public.