Group: Super Admins
Joined: Dec. 1999
||Posted: Jan. 14 2006, 18:24
Here's the chat transcript (once again, slightly tidied up and reorganised to make it easier to follow):
Bluepeter: thank you for joining this little chat christopher, how do you think will the internet in general be a media for artists and fans to meet ?
schiller: i think it is simply great. this way of communication would have been impossible even 10 years ago.
Tsode: Hello Christopher I´m Spanish. in Spain we meet you for your collaboration with Mike Oldfield. Why don´t you never bring your albums to Spain?
schiller: hi to spain ;-) that is a good question. i would love to do so. but the record company has its own mechanisms. but i really try my best to get the albums released in your nice country.
Inkanta: Greetings, Christopher! I hadn't heard of Schiller prior to your MO collaboration (I'm in mid-west USA). But now, I have two of your CDs on order. Do you think that some of the long-time Schiller fans have discovered Mike through his work on your album?
schiller: i think so, and in fact i hope so. mid-west USA ? i went to omaha in 1987 for a school-exchange ;-)
Inkanta: Omaha! Cool! I'm two hours from St. Louis, Missouri!
schiller: ah. all the best to missouri!
ToroAcu: How did you end up making a mix for Moya Brennan (the song "Show Me")? Did you meet her? Did she contact with you or was it you the one who approached her?
schiller: actually her record-label contacted me. but she called me, after she heard the mix. became quite familiar to each other by now.
Korgscrew: She sings on Tag und Nacht, of course...
Mmmmarcus: Hallo aus Deutschland. I'm very pleased to meet you! In your concerts you often present the stars, which already contributed on the album. Did you get the impression that Oldfield might like to join some concerts in the future? Any tour plans so far?
schiller: as far as i know, mike just moved from the london-area to the bath-area in the UK. so i figure he is rather occupied and it is not very likely that he will play live with the schiller-tour...at least not on the upcoming one.
olivier: I recently read an article about Stockhausen and then tried to listen to it. I can't enjoy modern/contemporary music, I don't get it. Do you listen to it (Boulez, Stokhausen, stuff like that), enjoy it? Do we have to be supermen to be able to like it? Mike Oldfield collaborated with one of these composers: David Bedford.
schiller: i try my best to respect those "modern" composers. but to be honest: i do not like their music very much...
Unknow_Man: Hi, Schiller, All of us love the early works of Mike Oldfield, like you. He has any project about this, a long instrumental work? He talked you about?
schiller: no, not in detail.
turok3: Hello. How much time did you (both) spend making "Morgentau"? Thanks Christopher, from Spain.
schiller: hard to calculate. maybe 4 days combined - which makes 10 hours a day...not calculated the file-transfer via the www.
mastermind: Hi Christopher, your music is absolutely amazing, I would like to ask you what kind of music do you usually listen to. Greetings from Spain.
schiller: thank you. i am listening to at least one tangerine dream-album per week, some 80s pop music. it is hard for me to find contemporary music. i love ludovico einaudi.
jones3d: I like Morgentau very very much. It has a cool mysterious feeling. Christopher, do you know Enigma music? If yes, do you like it?
schiller: i love the first album and i respect the second one. i think michael cretu should not sing that much. in fact i know frank petersen very well, his co-producer from the first enigma-album. he brought me to sarah brightman. with her i did a track on the "life" album. and tissy thiers, who did MOTI SPECIAL and CRETU THIERS with michael is a regular in my live-band.
Tsode: What software do you use to compose your songs?
schiller: i use logic. just upgraded from 6 to 7.
Schillheim: Hallo Christopher, liebe Grüße nach Berlin. What about Moya Brennan, will we she see on the schillertour 2006? I hope so
schiller: hallo schillheimer, schoen dich zu sehen...gruesse an alle...moya brennan will be on the tour. we are still trying to fix some dates. most probably she will be in duesseldorf on may, 10th. maybe even on more shows...
Korgscrew: I suppose we should remind anyone who's interested that all of the Schiller tour dates are available on http://www.schiller-musik.de
Schillheim: Christopher, Leipzig and Chemnitz are very nice citys, Moya will be love it!!! ;)
schiller: i know - i went to her solo-shows there. we will see...unfortunately her schedule is rather tight next year.
Unknow_Man: Are you listened the Mike Oldfield's cover of Romance? Do you think that this is a retro techno style?
schiller: i think romance is a very nice song. but not necessarily retro...
sorti: Would you like to compose something similar to the romance? Ancient made modern music
schiller: why not...
Tsode: Two Questions: in your previous albums you included heppner's voice. Why didn't you do it in this one? Did you know Mike Oldfield's music before your collaboration with him?
schiller: yes, i knew mike's music since some time. heppner is a good friend of mine, and we decided to give it a break on this album.
mtomasky: hello, greetings from Poland, Christopher, do you like movie music, do you know any composers? Maybe Hans Zimmer rings a bell? ;)
schiller: of course, hans zimmer rings a bell. i like music for movies. and greetings to poland ;-)
olivier: Did you consider using something else than German for the spoken parts of your music? Mike Oldfield had a track released in several languages: To Be Free (a tune, let's say, I respect... ;-)
schiller: well, so far i did not consider that. as it is my mother-language, i feel quite safe using it.
Uwe: hi Christopher, I thouht you are on a trip by car with your father?
schiller: hi uwe, we will leave in february... we prepare a website: www.berlin-calcutta.com. will be online from mid-february.
Uwe: that's fine
schiller: we will go through iran and pakistan. very exciting, to say the least-
devoe: Yeah, sounds very exciting
Schillheim: christopher, the himalaya-rally ends 2 day before the tour starts, thats right?
schiller: no, i will be back around april 10th. so there is some time to prepare for the tour. rehearsals start april 18h.
Unknow_Man: Schiller, a lot of us are Mike Oldfield's spanish fans. We can't buy or hear your Cds, so what album of Mike sound most next to your music?
schiller: that is difficult for me to say. very difficult...on www.schillermusic.com you can listen to some of he schiller-tracks including the videos. maybe you get an idea then...
Unknow_Man: ohhh, thanks
Uwe: I still remember the fan treffen in Berlin in 2005, that was great!
Inkanta: Christopher, what was the first musical instrument that you learned to play, and do you still have it?
schiller: i learned to play the piano. but unfortunately i do not have that particular one anymore...
Korgscrew: What do you think about the idea that electronic instruments aren't 'proper' instruments?
schiller: i do not agree. in fact they are real "organic" instruments. electricity appears in nature - think of flash thunder or the notorious "lemon battery"
Korgscrew: Indeed! I personally feel that an electronic instrument like the theremin can be every bit as expressive as an acoustic instrument...but I won't get on that particular hobby horse right now ;)
Tsode: just before saying good bye, I'd like to beg you something: Please, convince your record company to market your material in Spain, your Spanish fans would be very grateful. best wishes
Tubularman: Hello Schiller, im not good asking questions, just wanna say that your music is lovely :)
Inkanta: What advice would you give a young person hoping for a career in music?
schiller: do not give up. never. and try to find your own personal style. this is most imporant. good luck.
sorti: Is it true that the bald men triumph more with the women?
schiller: that is new to me.
schiller: well, i think i have to leave now...
Korgscrew: Well, thanks very much for taking the time to join us!
schiller: no problem.
Uwe: Christopher, wir freuen uns auf den 11. Mai auf Deine neue Tag und Nacht Tour! (Christopher, we're looking forward to the 11th of May on your new Tag und Nacht tour)
schiller: freu mich auch. (I'm looking forward to it too)
schiller: well, thank you very much for having me here. it has been a real pleasure. and sorry for the delay. and thank you for the warm welcome you gave me.
Korgscrew: That's quite ok, it's good you got here in the end!
schiller: please take care and thank you very much again. bye.
Everyone says goodbye and thanks to Christopher
schiller: thank you and finally: good night everybody ;-)