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– HEAR WHAT YOU'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE... Sound designer, performer, composer and musician Peter Philippe Weiss undertakes as DER TRÄUMER (the...Read Biography
HEAR WHAT YOU'VE NEVER SEEN BEFORE... Sound designer, performer, composer and musician Peter Philippe Weiss undertakes as DER TRÄUMER (the dreamer) adventurous research journeys into mysterious and visionary dream worlds.
DER TRÄUMER is a thrilling fusion of music, poetry, storytelling and cinematic soundworlds. With his dramatic and mysterious music and soundscapes he dances between all music genres: electronic, funk, cinematic, experimental, classic and more. In his live performances he merges three dimensional cinematic soundworlds with poetry and creates a new quality of immersion – up to reality shifts.
I have been researching and experimenting on his art project for 30 years. My vision was always: fantasy and mystery on the radio and cinematic thrill as a live act in music clubs and at festivals! As a big fan of comics, fantasy, science fiction and Salvador Dali, I was searching for a way to bring these dramatic generes on a music stage. I always asked myself: How can I build a new fascinating fusion of music like funk, classical, electronic and film score/sound design with poetry and storytelling?
I was experimenting in solo life performances like “musicomx” or “mindgames” with 4 channel surround sound, telling fantasy stories and playing guitar, violin and synths, working with the loop station.
As composer and sound designer I acted in different fields of sound: I worked in soundbranding, produced radio commercials and radio plays, created functional sounds for products and sound design for tv commercials, I composed fim scores - up to feature movies, played in different bands (key, bs, viol, git), realized multi-dimensional sound spaces for exhibitions and museums and performed huge art installations in public spaces (www.headroom.ch).
This vast sound experience I bring into this project!
It was 2014 when I came across the ‘butterfly dream’ - a 2300 years old Chinese story from Zhuangzi.
"Once Zhuang Zhou dreamed he was a butterfly, a butterfly flitting and fluttering around, happy with himself and doing as he pleased. He didn’t know he was Zhuang Zhou. Suddenly he woke up, and there he was, solid and unmistakable Zhuang Zhou. But he didn’t know if he were Zhuang Zhou who had dreamed he was a butterfly or a butterfly dreaming he was Zhuang Zhou."
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This story hit me like a lightning.
It was the hour of birth of the artist DER TRÄUMER. (the dreamer)
As DER TRÄUMER I am now undertaking adventurous expeditions into mysterious and visionary dream worlds. I experience fantastic adventures - from the darkest nightmare to the brightest light dream - and then translate these adventures into musical and sonic form.
DER TRÄUMER is the perfect name! Because I found out that hearing is strongly connected with dreaming. If I'm hearing music or sounds with a high attention, I can come into a dream-state in the quality of a real dream in deep sleep. It gets real! Total immersion! Reality shifts! Even with multi-sensual experiences like semelling and touching in that dream state...
This is what I want to achieve with my music, sounds, poetry and performances.
And that's why it is time now to go a step further. I go public! Ok, it was not really secret before but it was just a hand full of friends that really knew what I was working on. Meaning really going public! Releasing my debut single “Purple Clouds” on December 2nd 2020! Meanwhile working on my debut album "instant_dreams" that will be published digitaly, on CD and in a limited edition on vynil. Therefore I started the pre-sales of the album.
I have so much fantastic music in my mind and in my sketchbooks that wait for relevation and revision and further on I am hungry of new territories of dreams, stories, music, sounds and live performances and more...
There's a whole lot to do!
Are you coming along?
Let’s meet in the dream!
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