Bernhard Wöstheinrich & Michael Peters – Immediacy

“These four sessions were recorded on a cold February weekend in 2013 that I spent in Bernhard’s place in the flat countryside in Northern Germany where he lived at the time.

We set up and midi-synchronized our machinery to achieve a certain rhythmic coherence but beyond that, there were absolutely no plans or rules. We started in unknown territory right from the start. The music we created went beyond most preconceived ideas about style and harmony that musicians usually have when performing together.

Now, years later when I listen to these tracks, I really have no idea how they came about and how we found our way through them together. To me, the music often conveys a strong sense of immediacy, of boldness, even of danger. Sometimes we moved in a dangerous balance, sometimes we destroyed that balance deliberately, creating a more open situation again.

When you manage to get rid of all expectations and to surrender to true immediacy, there is hardly time to control or plan anything, but you also find that this immediacy can be trusted – in music and in life. It will take you to beautiful places you never knew before.” – Michael Peters


Performed and recorded February 22, 2013 by Michael Peters and Bernhard Wöstheinrich at Studioflokati, Herzebrock, Germany

Michael Peters: Guitar, Livelooping, Drum Computer, Ztar (on Iridescent Immediacy)
Bernhard Wöstheinrich: Synthesizer, Keyboards, Sequencer and Flutes

Edited by Bernhard Wöstheinrich

Mixed and mastered by Markus Reuter

Artwork by Bernhard Wöstheinrich

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