Jochen Hans Friedrich Kiefer
From 1984-1991 I attended the music school in Schwäbisch Gmünd and learned piano and guitar as well as tonology and rhythm. I was always self-taught to try to expand my knowledge and skills in the general musical field; I was also involved as a musician in several regional bands in southern Germany and was often seen at the legendary UuD festivals in Baden-Württemberg. At the beginning and middle of the 90s I attended the music school in Aalen, where I dedicated myself to the subject courses for sound engineering and production as well as the advanced courses piano and guitar. On the side, I was able to improve my living with music lessons for piano and guitar at a private music school, during which I began to write and arrange my own songs and instrumental pieces. For this I also bought a small recording studio for the first time, where I also got to know the well-known analogue synthesizer Roland Juno 60, which in turn inspired me a lot. 1995-1998 I was a guitarist with the independent band Black Rain in the Karlsruhe area. There were several appearances, including a joint appearance with the choir from St. Petersburg. In 1999 I went back to his hometown Stuttgart, where I was also active in the cultural field until 2002. During this time I worked as a guitarist, keyboardist, songwriter and producer on the Artefact project, where I also worked with the saxophonist Anga Belogi and performed live in Stuttgart, among others, in the King Karl Hall in the Haus der Wirtschaft.
Unusual arrangements in which I combine classical works such as those by Frederic Chopin, Maurice Ravel, Ludwig van Beethoven and Johann Sebastian Bach with the electric guitar and percussive elements. In 2002-2005 I devoted myself intensively to film music, film music Composition and film dramaturgy, as well as audio processing and sound engineering in the periphery of film and music.
As a musician, I play almost all keyboard instruments, mainly piano and grand piano, keyboards and synthesizers, as well as Hammond organ and church organ. Of the stringed instruments, I mainly play electric guitar, concert guitar, semi-acoustic guitar and sometimes the dobro guitar. As a film music composer, I offer a very broad musical spectrum. From the classic orchestral film music section to rock, pop and blues to e-music. His love of native international instruments can be heard here and there in some film music arrangements. Depending on the genre of the film to be set and the epoch and culture it addresses , the corresponding or suitable native instruments are selected stylistically. However, they can also appear independently of style means and reference to guidelines in film music. These include below the Japanese instruments such as the taiko (bass drum), the shamisen (lute), the koto (harp), and instruments from the Arab region and the Middle East such as the oud (short-necked lute), the nay ( Longitudinal flute), the Mizmar (similar to the clarinet) and the Rababa (one of the oldest string instruments)