In September 2020, sound artist Johannes S. Sistermanns visited me to make an interview for a radio feature about my music.
The feature was on air on January 19, 2021 in SWR2, a German radio station. Big thanks to Mr. Sistermanns for this thoughtful and sensitive musical portrait!
Unfortunately, SWR2 radio have the habit to remove their older shows from the podcast list – it is gone already. Contact me if you want to hear it, I have a recording.
Here is the transcription as PDF (in German).
I talked (in German) about my music, what inspires me, and how I usually let it happen on its own, instead of trying to control its direction – and I wondered what the broad range of musical styles that can be found in my output is like for listeners.
Find out for yourself. The music presented in this hour contains abstract computer music, Turkish folkrock, minimalism, ambient, psychedelic rock music, and more. If your brain is wired similar to mine, you will enjoy this. Even if you know some of my music, you will probably hear things you didn’t know.
Here is a playlist:
|00:00:13||The Beloved in a Path (Sema)||Michael Peters: drum computer, guitar||bandcamp|
|00:07:51||Dange Strays||Markus Reuter: Chapman Stick; Leander Reininghaus: guitar; Michael Peters: guitar (unreleased)|
|00:14:33||Cologne 20140503||Michael Peters: guitar; Michael Frank: bass guitar / loops||bandcamp||youtube|
|00:20:37||Ele Güne Karsi||Solkey (Seda Kaya: voc; Gernot Bogumil: bass; Aydin Isik: perc/voc; Michael Peters: guitar); original by Mazhar Fuat Özkan||youtube|
|00:27:04||Junkspace||Improvizone (Andrew Booker: drums; Michael Bearpark: guitar; Michael Peters: bass)||bandcamp||youtube|
|00:30:15||The Paris Lecture||Michael Peters: guitar, "Frippertronics" tape delay||bandcamp||youtube|
|00:36:07||Wish me pluck||Michael Peters: Hohner Guitaret||bandcamp|
|00:40:31||Presence||Fabio Anile: keyboards; Michael Peters: guitar||bandcamp|
|00:46:32||Some Red Latifa in 294||Michael Peters: guitar||bandcamp|
|00:50:05||Laid Back Minimalism In 7/8||Michael Peters: guitar and "quantized replace" livelooping||bandcamp||vimeo|
|00:55:12||Impossible Music||Michael Peters: programming; Matthias Ebbinghaus: live mix||bandcamp|
After we did the interview, we visited Karlheinz Stockhausen on the Kürten graveyard near to my home, and spent a while with him talking about what he meant to us.