1996Pina ya phala, my second African Suite for recorder trio, is published by Moeck. Until today, it is my best-known piece and is recorded on four different albums. In the preface I write: "Pina ya phala is not a purely African piece; I combine typical black African musical characteristics - short melodic phrases, frequent repetitions, pure major triads, lively rhythm - with typical European composition techniques like variation, contrast, development and polyphony. My intention in pina ya phala was to unite the joyful relaxedness of African music with the dramatic tension of European music." This basic idea never changed. Pina ya phala in Setswana means Flute Music - or Antelope Dance.