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By learning to play african drum-rhythms I got to know the power of reiteration. African musicians don’t have a problem playing the same pattern for a long period of time. I learned to love this way of making music and I try to apply it in my music.

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Construction of a Donson Ngoni (Kamalen Ngoni or Tubab Ngoni)

At a Session somebody showed up with a Donson Ngoni , that was made by Jeremy Cloake. A beautiful and very good sounding instrument. I was “infected” at the first sight. After some hesitating I decided to build my own.

It is difficult to clarify if it should be named Donson Ngoni or Kamalen Ngoni. Being white-skinned (and red eared ;-)) I might just call it Tubab Ngoni.

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blue 7

A Blues in g minor and 7/8 time for piano, bass, trumpet, soprano saxophone and double percussion (cymbal/bell and congas)

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The Future of the Union Jack

Just a comment without words.

(Bumble-) Bees, wasps and hornets

All pictures were taken in my garden. Click on image to enlarge slideshow.

Mating behavior of Blindworms

Pictures taken in our garden, May 2019.

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Birds in our garden

Pictures taken in our garden, May 2019, with a Fujifilm X-T20 camera and a Fujinon XF 100-400 tele-lens.

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Island of Sylt (northern Germany)

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camera: Fujifilm x-T20
lens (in most cases): fujinon 80 mm macro, 1:2.8


I wrote this little piano-piece to the changes (harmonic structure) of “I Got Rhythm” by George Gershwin some 3 years ago. Added a variation last year in second A-Part. Played on a Roland FP-90 an recorded directly form keyboard to a USB-Stick. Continue reading


A companion from way back when – Continue reading


I’ve been painting portraits of friends, musicians and politicians. Here are some of them. Continue reading

t-shirts 4 africa lovers

T-Shirts for africa lovers at  „spreadshirt“. Continue reading

Jig for Massimo (piece for 5 string banjo)

I was asked to play some banjo on the funeral of Massimo Ferri, Continue reading

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