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The Duo Smartholz - Susanne Modrej and Sabine Mildner from Austria - play the title piece of my 20 African Duets in Increasing Levels beautifully, technically flawless and with wonderful small additions. It could not get any better. My biggest thanks to Susanne and Sabine!
Here you see the wonderful trio ATRIA with the first movement of my African Suite No.26 IMBALU, that I wrote for them two years ago. Inés Pina Pérez (Spain), Davíd Cisternas (Chile) and Lukas Kuhn (Bremen) study at the Bremen conservatory. Ny biggest thanks to Inés, Davíd, and Lukas for this brillant video!
Here you see the wonderful SELDOM SENE from Amsterdam playing the fourth movement of MATHONGO AMNANDI, my African Suite No. 24, that I wrote in 2019 for them and their album NOT A SINGLE ROAD. MATHONGO AMNANDI means Sweet Dreams. The whole suite is about dreams, and every dream ends with an awakening - and this is what this movement is about. Enjoy!
Here you see the amazing guitar Duo SEMPRE - Arsen Asanov and Dariya Panasevych - with my Suite La Joie. For me this is one of the best videos of my pieces - wonderfully played and filmed. The story behind it is quite romantic: In 1995 I was studying music at the Academy of Music in Hamburg and I fell in love with a fellow student named Angela. She played the guitar and had a guitar duo, so –...
This is the second movement of my first flute quintet NJAGALA NNYIMBA, performed by the fabulous Ensemble Flötissimo on the 16th of July 2016. Njagala Nnyimba is Luganda (one of the 40 languages spoken in Uganda) and means I LOVE MUSIC. The movement is called Ekibuzo (The Question). It describes the view on the tranquil Victoria Lake from a boat that floats in the mild evening light while you ask...
This is the second movement of my African Suite No. 15. "Siku siyo mbali" in Kisuaheli means "the day is not far". The melody of this movement was running through my head so consistently, that I later composed an 11-minutes-piece for four pianists about it. Wakati njema in Kisuaheli means "The Best Moment". I chose this title according to the African proverb: "The best moment to plant a tree was...
On the sixteenth of march, i Flautisti - the London Recorder Quartet, played the premiere of my 15th African Suite WAKATI NJEMA in the Lutherian Church in Vienna. This is the joyful third movement HIVYO NDIVYO, which means THATS IT! The photos and the recording were made at that occasion. Many thanks to Jitka Konečná, Kerstin Kubitschek, Doris Lindner and Anna Mikolajková for the fantastic...
2014 I wrote the 16 Variations on an irish Jig - the Swallowtail Jig - for the Ensemble Pipelife, and in November 2016 they recorded it for their album"Tides and Tunes" with recorder music from the British Islands. A great recording! Here you hear the theme and the first five variations.
2002 I wrote Umbala for our show "Great Art. For a lot of money." Later it became one of our most popular songs, sung by more than a hundred choirs, on baptisms, marriages and funerals. The words are partly a fantasy language, partly Xhosa and mean: How I long to be with far from here, with my loved one. Here you see how we sang Umbala together with the Mädchenchor Hamburg (Girl's Choir Hamburg...

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 »