World of Music

The man that hath no music in himself,
Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds,
Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils.
The motions of his spirit are dull as night
And his affections dark as Erebus:
Let no such man be trusted. Mark the music.

(Lorenzo in "The Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare, Act 5, Scene 1)

Music by Bernd Klein

Bernd Klein on Music: "There is a musical factor in all the arts and - what may sound strange - in science as well. I can't read a book without thinking or better feeling some kind of music. The same is true to mathematics and theoretical computer science, i.e. if it is not approached in a purely engineering way.

Music like any other arts is a recreation of reality filtered and transformed through the perception of the composer and the listener. But music seems to be farther away from the objects and events of our daily experience than works of literature or paintings. Though there are vocal words with texts, it can exist without any language context.

Music has been and will ever be observed both by our emotion and our intellect. We could even say that music should incite both the intellect and the emotions. A piece of music, which is not stimulating an emotional process would radiate a rational sterility, causing refusal. Whereas a piece purely based on rousing feelings without any intellectual aspect would risk being classified as primitive by reviewers.

It's difficult for me to envision a world without music. Music serves as both entertainment and a source of inspiration for me. Whether I'm actively engaged in playing the piano, keyboard, saxophone, flut or occasionally strumming the guitar, or simply enjoying captivating melodies and harmonies, music holds immense value in my life. When it comes to creating music myself, I started my musical journey by learning to play the piano during my early youth. Over time, I delved into mastering other instruments as well. Presently, I enriched my musical capabilities by using a looper, which allows me to weave together captivating compositions using the electric piano, keyboard, flute, saxophone, and even a touch of guitar." If you're curious about Bernd Klein's soundscapes you can explore his musical creations: All Bernd Klein-Videos Among his music pieces, you will discover a composition that is particularly intriguing, featuring a solo cello accompanied by a string orchestra titled

  • Out of the Mud
  • Additionally, there's a piece called Light Waves which showcases a captivating collaboration between piano, cello, and two flutes. Another composition is Winding Paths a melodic fusion of piano, alto saxophone, oboe, and drums. And if you're in the mood for a symphonic experience, there is a work for a string orchestra titled Le roi et ces trois chateux / The King and his Three Castles
    Other music videos by Bernd Klein:
    • Video Preview: Neptune has no Daughter Neptune has no Daughter: Immerse yourself in the enchantment of a compelling song adorned with simple 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.
    • Video Preview: Maybe he does 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.
    • Video Preview: Neptune Dreams of Andalusia 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."
    • Video Preview: Turan'a Ninni Turan'a Ninni: A musical piece for piano and flute by Bernd Klein. "Turan'a Ninni" is Turkish, translating 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.
    • Video Preview: Crossroads on the Moon 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.
    • Video Preview: Musical Composition by Bernd Klein 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.
    • Video Preview: Echoes of unknown Questions Echoes of Unknown Questions: Played by Bernd Klein on a Yamaha grand piano.
    • Video Preview: Saxophones on the Radio "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.
    • Video Preview: The Colors of Paris 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.
    • Video Preview: Design for Dreaming "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."
    • Video Preview: Rainy Day in a Car Wash "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.
    • Video Preview: Love, Peace and Harmony 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.
    • Video Preview: Caravan to Love, Peace and Harmony 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.
    • Video Preview: Le roi et ces trois chateaux "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.
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