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Here you see the Tokyo Recorder Orchestra playing the premiere of the first movement of REIWA with the title THE EMPEROR IS COMING in Tokyo on September 29, 2019. REIWA is the name of the new Japanese era, that started in Japan with the coronation of the new Tennō Naruhito on May 1, 2019. It is translated with beautiful harmony and follows the last era of HEISEI. When I read about the ceremonies...
Here you can see my friend António Carrilho and me at the premiere of Cádiz's second movement THE WIND OF THE SEA on February 19 at the Sydney Conservatory. A very wonderful evening - and our last concert before the corona lockdown. Enjoy the music - I hope you can hear the waves!
Here you can see the Tokyo Recorder Ensemble with the premiere of my 16 variations on a Russian birthday song at the Tokyo Recorder Festival on August 24, 2019. Well, to be precise, it is an abbreviated version of the variations, since the ensemble only had a time window of ten minutes . A great festival, a great atmosphere - and a wonderful premiere. Many thanks to Takashi Yasui, Kenji Kaneko,...
Here you can see the fabulous Boreas Quartet Bremen with CONSOLATION, the third movement of my African Suite No. 20, IXESHA (time). I had the image of a mother who calms and cradles her child who has been injured. The calming melody comes from the song Oh Muzungu, which I wrote for my a cappella group LaLeLu. Perhaps it is this vocal origin that has made this one of my most popular pieces, and at...
This is the fourth, and apparently most popular, of the five movements of my Spanish impressionist suite CÁDIZ. You can see my wonderful musician friends Clea Galhano (from Brazil) and Rene Izquierdo (from Cuba) at the premiere in St. Paul on June 9, 2019. Have fun!
Here you can see the three exceptional musicians Gritli Kohler-Nyvall, Thomas Goetschel and Carsten Lorenz at the premiere of the first movement of the SUITE SICILIANO on March 30th. in Villingen, which I wrote for her in the same winter. It was my first composition for this line-up, and certainly not the last one! The three instruments simply fit together wonderfully. The crazy idea of writing a...
Here you can see Iris Höfling (bass flute), Anna Rheingans (piccolo) and Hsin Lee (marimba) with SULA INYEMBEZI (wipe your tears), the second movement of my African Suite No. 8 INJABULO. Recorded in Bremerhaven in February 2017. A very wonderful performance, I think. The piece is also available in a version for two flutes and piano. Have fun!
Here you can see my longstanding musician friend Ebba-Maria Künning-Zeijl and me, how we serenade my daughter for her 21st birthday. Because THIS ONE MOMENT is about her birth on a beautiful April morning in 1998. It is the second movement of my African Suite No. 27 TELL THEM I'VE HAD A WONDERFUL LIFE, presumably the last sentence of Ludwig Wittgenstein. The piece has a turbulent history: I...
This is the second movement of my African Suite No. 18 IMIBALA YENJABULO (The Colors of Happiness) that I wrote in 2017 for recorder legend Meng-Heng Chen from Taiwan. This recording I did with my longterm-recorder friend Ebba-Maria Künning-Zeijl from Hamburg in Plön in November 2018. Probably through this video ILLUMINATED INSIDE became one of my most ordered and most played pieces. Thank you,...

Biography

Sören Sieg (*1966) learned to play the recorder, violin and piano as a child and later the saxophone, trumpet, guitar and drums. He studied Sociology, Politics and Music in Hamburg and Bielefeld. He toured with his a cappella group LaLeLu for 18 years throughout Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Since 2012 he has lived as a composer and author in Hamburg. He has published ten books and numerous works for classical ensembles that are played all around the world. read more »