Who: Manfred Born: Germany - US Citizen since 1979 Playing Experience: over 40 years Training: Classical Piano in Germany Jazz in U.S. under Bernard Peiffer Synthesis in U.S. Latest Project: 16 years creating the Pipe Dream Center, a Performance, Studio and Teaching Facility housed in an 100 year old school house in North Western Wisconsin. More about the PDC later, but so far over 600 live shows here. Future Projects: working on the next album this very moment plus getting ready for a new concert season here at the PDC. But first MORE '...about EOS', The CD contains 10 original instrumental piano compositions which are very melodic because it is preceisly that - the melody - that I missed out of most New Age music. Clearly the influences of Vangelis, Kitaro and of course good old Beethoven can be detected. In the liner notes I explain the 'why's and how's' about every composition, for example, the last composition 'Gaias Dream' is a dedication to Brian Eno's Ambient Music, and so on. 'Home at Last', my next album will be all on keyboards, studying at the same time multitracking technics, a new field for me, since I am a 'Live' player all the way. So, I wanted 'Home to be ready by may, but I'm afraid it has to wait a little longer. After that, my attention will be more focused in the 'Berlin School' style of music a la Klaus Schulze TD etc. This style is a real passion of mine and I could go on for hours about this. The state of independence is very dear to me, hence the Pipe Dream Center. 16 years ago we decided as some other artists here in this area to leave the concrete jungles behind and move out to the country and still find an audience for your craft there. We have a regular concert season every year running from may through december, which features mainly original works, like cuts from '...about EOS', or nothing but flutes, keyboard woks together with modern dancers, poets etc. For plain fun we have a thing here called 'boogie nights', where I play and sing 50's, 60's stuff, reggea, jazz, boogie, blues, have guest musicians sitting in and draw an audience from a 50 to 100 mile radius. The PDC is the happening thing in N.W.Wisconsin. Plus I teach music privatly during the day, play friday nights in a local restaurant and play for any occassion that comes my way. Enough for today, E-mail me for more info, Tschuss, Thank you, Manfred. ## @@ Pipe Dream Center ### @@@ Manfred & Truan #### @@@@ ### @@@ ## @@.