I’m happy to tell you: With my Album “Little Journey“ I entered the German Jazz Charts on iTunes at #42.
Thanks from my heart to everybody who downloaded it!
From time to time I’m asked how I compose my music. Today I’ll tell you: I don’t plan it. Something is moving me. It’s a strong feeling – so I go to my piano to play with this emotion. Behind every tune from my album „Little Journey“ are stories, emotions or experiences. Words are too limited for me to express feelings. Emotions are much bigger and complex. Playing the music on the piano is the perfect language for me to express emotions in music much more accurate than it would be possible with words.
I’m improvising, playing and composing until I have the impression, the tune is ready. When a tune is composed, I play it and also improvise on it in it’s emotion. So the music is live always a bit different.
I travel while playing the piano through different moments of life. With the authentic pieces of “Little Journey” I go through a small journey through different moments in life such as experiences of loneliness, failure, but also of joy and hope…
I will tell you something about some tunes of this album:
„Opening Up“: Something opens. Somebody opens himself in a way… Opening up and get along with yourself. Open the door and listen to the song of your heart. Here and now.
I wrote the tune “Loneliness” when I felt lonely. Developing and playing it I’ve realized: At the same time it’s a fight against loneliness too.
„Ice Oasis“: I wasn’t able to do everything I wanted to to. This made me feel kind of frozen: I felt like being in an oasis of ice. You hear that. Them the movement is coming, maybe you recognize some hope of spring…
With „Shifting Realms“ I was thinking about the experience, how complex realitycan be. Not everything is gold, which glitters. And vice versa. Not everything that looks bad or feels bad at the first impression is really bad. What I perceive as reality is not always reality. In this music I made different realities are moving towards one another: in the music, in the melodies, in the chords in the final part, and in the chosen 7/4 pulse with time change.
“Thinking” – think and let yourself be carried away by the thoughts …
“Planets In Between”: When I compare something with something else I knew before, I realize: there are worlds in between. Or let’s say it with the words of this tune: there are “Planets In Between”. It is an instrumental love song…
In the album cover of this CD you have texts and pictures for each tune. Now have fun listening, discovering, thinking and relaxing 🙂
The CD is available everywhere in stores. You can have LITTLE JOURNEY here directly at Creative Heart Music via mail-order (on request signed by me for you). The album is also available on Amazon and on all popular digital platforms, such as iTunes, Spotify … or as music book for piano.
Have a good journey and take care!
Unbelievable, what amazing ice crystals there are in our area in winter time! I felt to be in an oasis of ice, and I filmed and played it for you. Here you will experience “Ice Oasis” – as a live version of the current album “Little Journey”:
Maybe you want to drink something warm while watching it 😉
The year 2016 is almost over. The end of the year bring some days without too much work now. That’s a great occasion to relax a little bit. So do I.
I think a lot about the last year these days, just as if I were sitting in a train, making a little journey through the last year and looking out of the window: I see the landscape passing by, I recall special events and remember some people I met. That’s the idea of my new video „Little Journey“ on Youtube:
There you can see some impressions of some of my trips from last year and I play the tune “Little Journey” from my album: “Little Journey – Piano Cycles”.
In this video you will notice the sunny views. So I wish you a good start into a sunny, happy and healthy 2017. My personal wish for 2017 is that people live together with respect and love for each other and may live in peace.
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I’m proud to announce: From today on you can buy and order my two piano sheet music books in the stores!
For all those who love playing the piano: With the music book “Freue Dich!” You can play 11 famous german christmas carols surprisingly differently: groovy, sometimes as a pop song, blues, latin, swing … The songs are exciting, atmospheric – and maintahin their character.
Here you have my favorite Christmas songs – the way I like them most. Even if you do not play the piano, you can listen to it. There is the Christmas album “Freue Dich!” From my Christiane Dehmer trio, which will be available from 6.12.2016 in the shops and online.
These carols I arranged for piano – because I wanted and several people asked me to do this. All these “surprisingly different” famous german Christmas songs I’ve arranged based on the band-version on the album. For each one is the right version in this music book: more easy and more advanced piano arrangements – and as a bonus the leadsheets – makes 60 pages. For the ultimate fun at christmas and the time before. As the name “Freue Dich!” means: „Rejoice!“
The music book has the practical spiral binding, which fits and stands good at every piano. The music book is made with german language – but don’t worry: The music and the chord-symbols are international 😉
In the music book “Little Journey“ you will find nine Ambient Jazz Piano pieces for my album “Little Journey“.
The sheet music is distributed via Nova MD and is available in book shops and also on Amazon. You can order it by writing an email to me, or easy at Creative Heart Music. There you can have a look in both music books, too.
Have fun playing and listening.