by Wolfgang Kirchheim

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The album is named after E.T.A. Hoffmann’s book of stories ‘Nachtstücke’ and is deeply connected with the German romanticist period of the early 19th century. The first track, ‘Grund zum Schlummer’ is an acousmatic interpretation of Goethe’s ‘Erlkönig’, the second, ‘Traumes Wirren’, delves into the musical universe of Robert Schumann, and the last track ‘Samhain’ is based on a melodic mantra found in a nocturnal ritual in the forest of Bebenhausen.


released March 12, 2009




Wolfgang Kirchheim Heidelberg, Germany

"I want to tell stories with my music. Stories without text, without plot, more like a (not-so-)blank sheet, a musical frame in which I can imagine stories or story fragments. I like the idea of having space for my own feelings and emotions while listening to music and that is what I try to provide for my listeners as well." ... more

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