What role do Sennheiser microphones play in your film „creative sonority“? My film wouldn't be possible without the MKH 8020, MKH 8040, MK 8 and MD 441 microphones. Technology from Sennheiser fits in extremely well with my concept.
In my recordings, bass tones are particularly important. The MK 8 is able to capture extremely low frequencies, those, for example, at around 20 hertz, which I can hardly hear myself. At those registers, the microphone does outstanding work.
I use the microphones MKH 8040 and MKH 8020 for extremely delicate recordings, such as the purring of a cat or the sound of a cello. When I then listen to the recordings, it sounds like the cat is sitting with me on my lap. With the cello, I wondered if it really did sound as good in reality as it did in the recording. It feels as though I were there live.
Plus, many of Sennheiser's products have a totally cool look. The MD 441 microphone -- I call it the "shaver" -- reminds me of the 1970s. I love that period. For Kymat, I actually transform myself into a crazy professor who looks like he comes out of the 1970s.
What does it mean to you to be chosen for Sennheiser's Future Audio Artist Program? It's fantastic. I am totally excited to be able to take part in this program. It is a dream to work with Sennheiser equipment. I feel like a kid in a candy store. Plus, I've never before been to Hong Kong, so that is certainly going to be exciting.
Sennheiser adheres to the maxim: "Shape the Future of Audio." What do you think the future of the audio industry will look like? It is difficult for me to imagine technology getting even better than it is today. Where can it go from here? There are noise-cancelling headphones, 5.1 has replaced stereo technology and 3-D sound is on its way. Sound just keeps getting richer.
It is only in the music industry where I hope that a bomb goes off soon. Currently, it is an extremely dirty business -- totally like McDonalds. We are being served up one burger after another.
You used to compose advertising jingles and organized a hemp festival in Hamburg. Did marijuana play any role in your discovery of the relaxing genre of cymatics? One might think so, but I discovered cymatics in a moment of total clarity. I enjoy listening to music in bed. The music I listened to while falling asleep back then was very esoteric. Because I am an instrument nerd and love Fender Rhodes and the Hammond organ, I began composing my own bedtime music. From there, I moved to sound therapy and then ultimately discovered cymatics.