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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!


  1. Angelic Touch 
  2. The Longing For… 
  3. Winds Of Peace
  4. Silent Leaves
  5. Hymn For Voices
  6. Waiting For Fall
  7. Children’s Eyes
  8. Underwater Freedom
  9. Balance Of Power

IC 710.126 / PSM 120 110 – Running time: 54’31”

PETER SEILERs liner notes:

  • 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.
  • Underwater Freedom
    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.
  • Children’s Eyes
    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.
  • Silent Leaves
    I walked through rustling leaves…and sat down with a friend, my old white piano. (A Flat Major)