Jochen Brauer (saxophone), Michael Lorenz (electric guitar (»The Longing For…«), Sabine Weber (voc. »Hymn For Voices«), Aart Veder (narrator »Hymn For Voices«), Walter Helbig (drums »Balance Of Power«)
Published in 1991, Open Borders is a highlight of PETER SEILERs work for the IC label. It has been voted best instrumental album of the year by the listeners of Schwingungen(German Nat’l Radio broadcast). »The Longing For…« took the honors of best instrumental track that year. A deeply romantic and emotional album!
Hymn For Voices: A collage of language and song; 12 languages interweaving through one another, elements of spoken words, sound landscapes with sampled voices and Sabine Weber; she sings the E-Major role, the Hymn.
Waiting For Fall / in E Minor
August, 18th 1988 – a brooding heat wave in LA, “An Englishman in California” dreams about autumn. I composed this music on his piano. It was recorded on an autumn day in Mannheim, on my Schimmel grand piano. Thanks Michael.
Balance Of Power
Man and nature. No, man against nature! The balance of power? Nevertheless, I’m going to plant an apple tree.
Winds Of Peace
I hear serenity. I hear peace. And I’ll never stop believing, what I keep hearing.
Composed in LA, having the bends, deeply inebriated and then completed in Miami (after a deluge) with Jacques’ Ocean-Sampling (just my kind of “gusto”).
Angelic Touch / in E Flat Major
While listening, I saw virgin goosebumps on someone I knew.
I can see the eyes of my children when they dream.
The longing for… / in D Minor
Discovering the world with my eyes and my ears – only to find myself.
I walked through rustling leaves…and sat down with a friend, my old white piano. (A Flat Major)