From when I was a student I based my ideal of playing the organ on a passage from Forkel's biography on Bach (1802), in which he points out that the great man achieved a maximum of expression with a minimum of movements of hands and feet only. Achieving more by doing less became a guideline for my daily practice and I recorded Messiaen's complete organ works and Reger's monumental Variationen und Fuge über ein Originalthema op. 73 in this spirit. I call this way of making music "The art of playing with relaxed precision" or —on a spiritual level, as a way of submitting the ego and coming closer to God — "The Art of Doing Nothing".

Remaining faithful to this ideal of playing the organ, I continually develop my own musical language through numerous exercises. Almost invariably these exercises concentrate on a certain musical idea —an "invention"— which is generated through improvisation. An exercise may evolve into a composition, which in its turn may be a starting-point for new improvisations etc. Consequently, improvisation, interpretation and composition are parts of a cycle which is constantly repeated, as the heart beat of my daily practice. I relate this practice and also the habit of playing several types of keyboard instruments to in particular 18th century European music. 

This website has three parts: 


a. recordings of performances on historical organs
b. educational videos using Hauptwerk


a. organ
b. piano
c. synthesizers/electronic keyboards


This contains more information about "The art of playing with relaxed precision" c.q. "The Art of Doing Nothing".



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