I wish all people of this precious Earth to find inner PEACE, with oneself and with one’s family, friends and neighbours. Enjoy good music. Music is a vehicle to our deepest feelings, to our soul.
Thank you all for numerous fulfilling musical and human encounters during the past year.
And if I may wish for the New Year 2018…
That all people stand side by side as part of a friendly World Community, showing this in our words and actions, helping each other, creating harmony in our immediate surroundings. Rather than lamenting or fearing all the stupid or mean actions we witness day by day, let us with all our hearts, creativity and power do good and beautiful things. Step by step we will together create a more human and beautiful world.
The main message to ALL countries and leaders in this turbulent times must be to promote brotherhood / sisterhood between ALL human beings, helping, supporting each other. Let us all live that dream of a united and peaceful mankind where EVERYBODY can enjoy life.
It is in our hands.
“Far into the stars” – The new CD by Quadrivium released by OKeh / Sony
- New CD by Moving Sounds: Ritual two people, one space, making the moment audible, our ritual, no words – just music.
sample or more about Moving Sounds incl. new video.
- New CD ALBA by INSIDE OUT In July 2015 Florian Weber and Markus Stockhausen recorded together with producer Manfred Eicher for ECM in Lugano. ALBA is available now !! CD ALBA
- All About Jazz review on ALBA “A welcome return to ECM for Stockhausen and an impressive label debut for Weber, Alba represents two musicians distanced by nearly twenty years but brought together through a common sense of purpose, rare intuitive abilities, and exceptional instrumental acumen and improvisational élan.” Complete article
Also, ALBA is climbing up in the german jazz charts!
If humanity continues to grow as fast as it has in recent decades, an estimated 11 billion people will live on earth by 2100. Do we want this?
At the moment, the earth is home to about 7.37 billion people. About 1.3 billion people live in Africa, with the number set to double (!) by 2040. Population growth-rates are similar in other densely populated areas of the planet. If nothing changes, the world’s population explosion may prove unsustainable, not least due to the myriad problems associated with the provision of food, clean drinking water, education, health care and housing.
The governments of countries with the most drastic population growth need to make intensive efforts to inform their people that population growth does not lead to greater happiness, but to more poverty and misery. On the radio, on television, in the daily newspapers, on the internet, and on social media, these problems need to be addressed continuously. To help the people of the world’s remote regions be better informed. In fact, everybody should KNOW how many we are and how many be might soon be. I therefore call for a global information campaign.