Essays, Texts, Booklets

Tibia ex tempore, Medieval Flute Meditations: An attempt to reconstruct the contemplative art of instrumental improvisation in thirteenth-century Paris

Photo: Ute Dilger
Photo: Ute Dilger

In 2016 I celebrated the 15th anniversary of my solo debut CD "Tibia ex tempore - Medieval Sketches " which had changed so much in my artistic life since its release. I created a completely new live version of the original "one line, one track" - concept which had combined improvised and newly composed phrases with original medieval tunes neatlessly. And so I was very lucky and thankful that I got the chance to write a little reflection about that special concept for the Journals at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, hosted by Angela Mariani.

Subsequently I played the new live program in Vancouver and Moscow, but decided not to record it, as the original CD of 2001, recorded in the Romanesque Benedictine abbey of Brauweiler, is still very convincing to me in its improvisatory flow.