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Virtual Memory of Thomas Wiegandt, Multi-Art Composer, 1955 - 20??. Now decomposing.

<> Artistic Works Listings <>

My artistic work is a vast jungle of unexpected surprises around the next bend of the meandering pathways of life. It comprises of many forms of creative artistic expressions in various media. I allow the infinite cosmic vibrations to flow through me and became an earthly instrument to express the omniversal energy.

The art works are mostly leaning towards a spirited and new experimental approach in a constructive and positive way with aesthetic, innovative and surprising results. Repetition of already existing art to me is quite boring because of the predictable and known outcome. The artistic possibilities are as infinite as the whole omniversal creation itself.

<> Music + Arts <>

Music CDs:

  • some also as Music Downloads on www.cosmicradio.info
    https://soundcloud.com/thomas-wiegandt/sets/thomas-wiegandt-guitar-poems
    https://myspace.com/unusualsounds
    https://myspace.com/thomaswiegandt
    https://www.youtube.com/user/ValentinDrum/videos?shelf_id=4&view=0&sort=dd
    CD index (full information below at the bottom of the page)

     

    Song writing:

    Since I was 17 I have been writing hundreds of songs and poems in English and German. Most of them are “Guitar Poems”.
    please have a listen: https://soundcloud.com/thomas-wiegandt/sets/thomas-wiegandt-guitar-poems
    please read some on: http://www.cosmicradio.info/poems_songs.html

    Most important songs:

Music Compositions and Improvisations

see my list of CDs below
https://myspace.com/unusualsounds
https://myspace.com/thomaswiegandt

Sound and Vibration Healing

In 1992 I developed the “Resonance Feedback System”. Being influenced by old shamanic practices I use mainly Tibetan singing bowls, low drone frame drums and voice in combination with shamanic trance rhythms to bring about positive change and to dissolve stale negative energy.

Musical Instrument Inventions

Sitalin:
an overtone long neck lute, a cross breed between sitar and mandolin.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k05XPV6WN-g
https://myspace.com/unusualsounds

Euklang:
The Euklang (1988) is a metallophone drum made of aluminum from the spinning cylinder of a 60’s twin tub washing machine.
https://www.youtube.com/Cs_-FqaCNW8
https://myspace.com/unusualsounds

Ballybane Gamelan in the Magic Forest Ballybane:
assembled orchestra of player friendly sound objects mainly made from discarded or dumped metal objects and big plastic drums and barrels. (since 2013)

Stonephone:
major octave from resonant stones from Bantry Airstrip Beach (1989)

Koto fake:
antique Bavarian Kerschensteiner harp-zither transformed with movable bridges into a Japanese Koto.
CDs: Thomas Wiegandt + Jeremy Baines – Time Temple: Reflections (1989)
Time Temple: Present Moments – Ambient Zen Music for Harp (1988)

KlingKlong:
recycled aluminum pots worked into randomly tuned polyphonic metallophone sets by using the angle grinder. This sweet sounding musical instrument has a raw outer appearance. The sound somewhat resembes Gamelan instruments. (2014)

PanDemonium:
recycled frying pans worked into randomly tuned polyphonic metallophone sets by using the angle grinder. This musical instrument has a raw outer appearance, but a sweet sound – ideal for playing ambient outdoor sonatas. (2014)

Cosmeng
pressure cooking pot lids with a unique sustained sound in a pleasant random tuning. (2014)

Music Performances

<> “Guitar Poems” are original contemporary songs, poetic food for thought

<> “Dream Waves” is a meditative and relaxing concert on Tibetan bowls, frame drum and flutes

<> “Global Vibes” are acoustic ethno ambient music improvisations on lots of exotic ethnic musical instruments

<> “BANG ON Junk Orchestra” is a drum and percussion band based in West Cork. They are playing tribal grooves on African drums, percussion, lots of great sounding recycled objects and novelty instruments, tribal flutes and jaw’s harp, exciting and entertaining for all ages and especially well suited for parties and community events.

<>”A Potpourri of Pot Poetry” is a musical performance with more or less randomly chosen existing poetry or the assembly of sontaneous words of the NOW, made up on the spot, recited over a rhythmic or atmospheric sound carpet of a miniature Gamelan consisting of Kling-Klongs, which are recycled aluminum pots worked into randomly tuned polyphonic metallophones, played and spoken without the use of pot 🙂
Always definitely new and a surprise, food for thought and pleasant sounding new harmonies.

http://www.cosmicradio.info
https://soundcloud.com/thomas-wiegandt/
https://www.youtube.com/user/ValentinDrum

Musical instruments played:

Guitar, bass, mandolin, harp, zither, sitar, ngoni and any acoustic and electric plucked string instrument, bamboo flutes, sluing flute, recorder, ocarina, clarinet, Dan Moi jaws harps, any hand and stick drum like djembe, djundjuns, bass drums, bougarabou, darbouka, cajon, etc., many percussion like shakers, bells, wood blocks, gongs, cymbals, singing bowls, etc., any xylophone like balafon, gambang, etc., many metallophones like glockenspiel, vibraphone, gangs, euklang, etc., kalimba, sanza, organ, harmonium and occasionally electronic keyboards and drum pads.

Musical approach:

My music is a mix of neo-tribal or ethno ambient compositions and improvisations with influences from many different cultures. Over the years I have recorded a range of quite diverse music either on my own or together with other musicians.

I’m a self taught musician, born in 1955, and since I can remember I loved all sorts of sounds, the nature sounds around me as well as most of the man-made sounds. I prefer acoustic and electricly amplified music, which to me has a warm vibe, to the cold sounding computer generated or electronic music, which I only can handle in small quantities as a contrasting element.

I come from a background of blues, jazz and world music and love the edge between music as a rhythmic and melodic structure and sound as an all embracing atmosphere with a tribal and trancy quality. I keep things simple when I play music and just follow my feeling and some sort of an inspiration. When I play I believe I tune into the atmosphere around me as well as into earth and cosmic vibrations, but I cannot really explain how this happens and works, it somehow just does. I preferably play constructive music improvisation (and hate chaotic cacophonic noise and egotistical unrelated “self-expression” sessions), but I also play compositions with defined and arranged musical structures.

I’m a multi-instrumentalist with a huge collection of instruments from around the world, but my main instrument is the guitar. I also invented and build some musical instruments myself, like the Euklang (a tuned metallophone made from an aluminium washing machine drum) and the Sitalin (a long neck lute with an overtone bridge) and a few other ones. I also like to discover good sounding objects in my environment (where I move about in my everyday life). Using these found sound objects in combination with other musical instruments creates a varied new and special sound atmosphere.

<> Visual Arts <> 


Photography and darkroom practice
(since 1970)
black and white, also color photography, photograms, infra red film photography, experimental SX 70 Polaroids

Mixed Media and assemblages (since 1977)
working with many different materials, often from urban waste disposal or the dump as a valid antithesis to expensive fancy art materials as an accepted artistic standard.

Etching (1977-1985)
mixed media etching techniques, sometimes layered or with other added media. Diploma book illustration work for H.P.Lovecraft “At the Mountains of Madness”: 7 square non-figurative etchings printed white on black absorbent paper, depicting the subterranean murals, the art work of a lost civilization, mentioned in the book. (de facto 28 illustration as they are square and can be turned in 4 ways!)

The Infinite Picture Book (1985) 41 pages or pictures – a unique new concept
Instructions how to use it:
fold right page to the left and then fold half of this page back over again to the right, thus forming a square picture, and so on. Have some endless fun with lots of new beginnings. In the beginning there was a blank page and also at the end and this is how it links up. This should be made into a short video with using the music “Flowers In The Wind” from TW – A Minor Love Affair (TW-MP3)

Nature Art (since 1987)
Nature Art is a concept I developed in 1987 working on my beautiful land here at Ballybane, Balyydehob, West Cork, Ireland both as a gardener and an artist. It is the concept of a magical alchemy between nature and art – cosmic and individual creations – both in one space. They both enhance each other and can be used for the human and the planet’s wellbeing. A human being, a 2 legged animal on planet Earth, mostly regrettably still living in a confused and unhappy state, being exposed to nature and art will feel more happy and relaxed and balanced and will achieve some much needed peace of mind and be able to listen to the heart again and will be then less harmful to the planet. A natural and artistic human like that generally will be more caring about all living beings than a mind and possession driven human animal, brainwashed by media and materialism. Between 1996 and 2002 many workshops and also some performances took placeat the then “Nature Art Centre for drumming, art and healing” and a new awakening is spreading.

Magic Forest in Ballybane (started in 2012, a big work in progress)
a healing, recreation and transformation space in West Cork
The Magic Forest is a beautiful 4 acre nature reserve, mainly an old sally grove, with twisted pathways and special spaces with sculptures, works of art and also a sound space, the “Ballybane Gamelan” with recycled sound objects. It is a space to spend time in and get away from human civilization to relax and connect with your body, soul, and spirit and the natural surroundings. It is a philosophical reminder that the two-legged animal called human being can have a fulfilling experience without money. It’s a healing experience to get out of our four concrete walls and the restrictions of human society and just to be and connect with our own true selves. It is also meant to be an inspiration for other people to set up similar spaces.
The Magic Forest is ultimately a healing space, a space to experience pure nature and to make contact to the ancestors who are still around as spirits and watch over us, and to honor the ancestors who need to be remembered as our life givers and guardians. In that way, we can realize that we are just a link in a chain that reaches from the past into the future.
The sound space is a space of various melodic percussion instruments for the visitor to try out to produce different sounds. It is inspired by the Gamelan music from Bali, which is an orchestral rhythmic music with a spiritual and communal purpose played on metallophones.
The various musical instruments of the Ballybane Gamelan are all made from recycled material and all need different beaters. It’s the chance to listen and to find out what sounds best, as one says ‘different strokes for different folks.’
The sound space can be used by individuals and groups. In a group, people have to listen to each other to relate musically so that the music created sounds pleasant and in tune with each other.

http://www.cosmicradio.info/magicforest.html

Techniques
(NT marks the use of new techniques to my knowledge)
Drawing, painting (NT like pyro-painting), printing (NT), etching (NT), mixed media (NT), assemblages (NT), ready mades (objets trouves), sculptures from many materials (NT), photography (NT), experimental Polaroids (NT), Japanese ink zen paintings, Nature Art spaces (Magic Forest)

<> Sculptures <>

Experimental Pottery sculptures
sometimes incorporating glass, copper and mechanical bits from clocks and watches.

Bog Oak sculptures
sometimes incorporating copper, brass, glass, bone and turquoise.

Driftwood sculptures
neatly assembled, sometimes painted afterwards.

Contrast sculptures
from natural materials and electronic circuit boards, computer boards and other found objects.

Random sculptures
are found object placed in a random combination outside in nature which sometimes resemble a shrine. Discarded thrown away civilization junk becomes a treasure and a counter point to nature. and creates an interesting contrast. Random sculptures are surprisingly decorative and nicely absurd, especially grown in by surrounding plants and eventually being conquered by nature.
http://drumireland.limewebs.com/art/artgall.html

Magic Forest in Ballybane
The “Magic Forest” is a living and ever changing Nature Art sculpture.

Jewelry (“miniature sculptures”)
Nature Art jewelry from bog oak, yew and other wood and other natural materials like bone or stone and copper, but occasionally also electronic bits and found objects.

Junk Chimes

<> Videos, films, clips <>

DVDs:
<> Nature Art – a personal musical journey (film, 2004, 75 min.)
<> Music Performances and Sound Healing (2004, 55 min.)
<> Thomas Wiegandt – World Music Improvisations (Ballydehob Jazz Festival 2007, 62 min.)
<> Thomas Wiegandt + Ailin Becker: Going Back To The Beginning (live performance at the Ballydehob Social Club 2012 + Bonus material, 72 min.)
<> SoulScape – an intriguing 70 minute shamanic art film of a tribal multimedia performance
by Thomas Wiegandt and friends
at the Ballydehob Social Club in 2013
combining poetry, ethnic music, dance and painting

various performances on:
https://www.youtube.com/user/ValentinDrum/videos?shelf_id=4&view=0&sort=dd
Thomas Wiegandt – Salam: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k05XPV6WN-g

Short Films (since 2011)
some shown in the Schull Short Film Festival in 2015

Bantry Fair Film – an artistic documentary (2017)

This colourful and  artistic documentary by local multi-artist Thomas Wiegandt of the wonderful Bantry Fair in West Cork shows a multitude of impressions of people and all sorts of merchandise. The film is a collage of photos and clips, sounds and interviews taken over a period of 10 years.

The market is a living sculpture itself, ever changing from each Friday to the following Friday. The original film music is also mostly by multi-artist Thomas Wiegandt. The documentary is an aesthetic feast for the eyes tastefully edited by young film wizard Connor O’Keefe and will be a historic document.

Lenght: 34 min. plus 12 min.bonus material.
Trailer: https://youtu.be/7ubgT3IN_UM

Screenings can be arranged or you can purchase a DVD copy.
Please contact www.cosmicradio.info

<> Architecture <>

various buildings from low budget to no budget, including a heptagonal studio space.

<> Writing <>

Poetry
Since I was 17 I have been writing hundreds of songs and poems
please read some on: https://cosmicradiopoetry.wordpress.com/ or http://www.cosmicradio.info/poems_songs.html

Short Stories
“Sand Fleas” and a few others

<> Spirit art work and concepts <>

Singing and Chanting of Vowels and Overtones
The vowels are according Latin or German pronunciation : I-E-A-O-U (English ee-ehh-ahh-o-oo ). They can be used individually or as a “sliding scale” in both directions , it sounds a bit like overtones . The vowels correspond with parts of the human body and can be depicted as an energy circuit. Postures and gestures to go along with the vowel sounds.
The “I” is sounded with the lips stretched as two long parallel lines .
The “U” is sounded with the lips round in a small circle . The other vowels are transitions between these polarities.
The “I” : Unity, head , vertical flow, cosmic connection. arms raised over the head, pointing to the sky.
The “E” : Vibration , throat / neck , expression , sending out ( calling). arms horizontal, pointing forward.
The “A” : Resonance, heart / chest , openness , receiving . arms horizontal to the sides, opening the chest.
The “O” : Centre, feeling , belly, connecting and being connected. holding the belly with both hands with the naval as centre.
The “U” : Duality , the 2 legs , roots , earth connection. arms hanging down, feet firmly rooted in the ground.This exercise is very beneficial, it expands the voice and cleanses the body.
Geometrical representation in the shape of the human body (from top to bottom: head: “i”, throat / neck:k “E” – 3 lines pointing down, heart / chest: “A”, belly: “O”, 2 legs: “U” upside down.

Cosmic Numerology
Cosmic Numerology painting (70x100cm) ca.1987 (cottage upstairs under ceiling) geometrical representation and correlations of the numbers 0 to 9
(This information came through in San Leo near Rimini in an intense vision at night during a storm in 1983)

“earthearthearthearth” written in a circle
(came through on the beach at Wreck Bay, Vancouver Island, B.C., Canada 1984)
it contains the words: earth, ear, hear, the, art, heart, hearth

Rhythm Stars:
rhythm and geometrical representation of 6/8 KonKeLo trance pattern and 4/4 universal pattern.

Sacred rhythm “Kon-KeLo-Kon-Kon-KeLo-“
KonKeLo is a sacred trance rhythm from Benin ( Dahomey ) , still being used in Haiti and associated with Voodoo . Its a rhythmic pattern over 12 beats , with beats 1-3-4-6-8-10-11 forming a syncopated pattern (Thus alternating between on and off beat) . Its usually being played on a bell or a double bell , sometimes in the fashion of “rounds” with several bells coming in at various entry points in relation to the lead KonKeLo pattern (reference pattern on a drum is the “Afro-Waltz” , BtT bTt BtT bTt ) There are a good few variations of the KonKeLo , where the first and second part are played several times or being exchanged. Often these variations come about naturally by playing in a state of trance. It takes practice and feeling to keep the KonKeLo pattern going as well as the ability to give up mind control ( even though that seems to be a contradiction! ) as you enter inevitably different states of trance ( which you have to get used to even more so if you have not been brought up in a culture that does not use trance states as a spiritual renewal within their rituals – but as always some people get into all that quite naturally )
The intended leaving behind of the every day consciousness after all is mostly and enjoyable experience as the deeper meaning which lies beyond the lies and thoughts can be directly experienced .

The Universal 4 x 4 Rhythm
This rhythmic pattern over 16 beats probably originated in West Africa fits to most rhythms on a count of 4 . The pattern goes like this : De – De – De – De ge – ge De – De – De –
It is a steady continuous pattern with few simple variations, often played on bass drums, or bells or both. Its effect is generally grounding.

Water Music for Rain Tuned “Dessert Bowl Gamelan”
Sonatas of the Now played on random scale Junk Metallophones
(inspired by Balinese Gamelan music and the over-abundance of useful materials in wasteful western countries
Recycled metal bowls and cooking pots have been assembled to polyphonic metallophone sets tuned to good-sounding random micro-tonal scales, thus expanding the musical possibilities of individual expression.
The “Dessert Bowl Gamelan” is an outdoor instrument filled by the rain water and fine tuned by the player to suit the mood of the moment.
It is an inexpensive player-friendly musical instrument with a pleasant sound of a healing quality.
Various Dessert Bowl Gamelans have been used by Thomas Wiegandt since 1993 as a western miniature kitchen or garden Gamelan.

Junk Chimes Airy Fairy Trail (in the magic forest in Ballybane on windy days)
“Jingle All The Way,” drift in, drift out, meandering on an intermodulation path of an ever-changing spatial sound experience caused by and dedicated to the wind.

<> Multi-Media Performances <>

Going Back To The Beginning 

an ancestral poetry and acoustic ethno-ambient Roots Jazz music performance (2012)
(sound meets words meet rhythm)
A poetical journey through sound and rhythm to the origins of Jazz many centuries ago back in West Africa.
Multi-instrumentalists Thomas Wiegandt and Ailin Becker will play acoustic ethno-ambient music to conjure up the spirit music from long time ago, the music of the ancestors.
Jazz originated from West African village music and dance which still is happening in remote parts as the community gathers in the evening in a village square after work for communal enjoyment and recreation. On a spiritual level, music and dance acknowledges the ancestors as guardians of the living.
The musical instruments being used include Bougarabou and Djembe drums, various African and other percussions, the African lute N’goni and Peruvian Ocarinas.

“Going Back To The Beginning” is a reflection on a species of 2 legged animals, who choose to call themselves Homo Sapiens, who actually ironically does not know despite the name and out of male ignorance and arrogance does not want to know about his greedy and power obsessed wrong doing, which will be inevitably fatal for this species and possibly even for the mother planet, spaceship Earth, if not corrected soon by stopping the wicked over-creation.
The performance has been premiered at the Ballydehob Social Club during the Jazz Festival Ballydehob in May 2012. A DVD of this performance is available.

S o u l S c a p e 

– a tribal multi-media performance incorporating poetry, music, dance and painting
Soulscape Poems and Archaic Roots Music played on authentic ancient ethnic instruments from around the globe by Thomas Wiegandt, Ailin Becker and Amanda Vonricken, spontaneous painting by Det Schlich and Carina Thornton, plus dancers at the Ballydehob Social Club, 5-5-2013

Poetry is the backbone of this performance. The poems use a simple language to encourage the 2 legged animals to question their 21st century life style which often leaves people nowadays unhappy, unfulfilled and sick. The healing is to go back to a simpler way of living closer to nature and the individual personal truth. The poems can be emailed on request.

Music will create the atmosphere, which can be described as archaic, rhythmic, minimal, trancy, earthy, intense; the idea is to tune into the Now and leave the everyday consciousness and 21st century social control behind with its brain wash and fear of being judged from the outside for who we really are (scary:)

Music samples can be listened to and downloaded at:
http://www.4shared.com/mp3/75wI3fYP/Thomas_Wiegandt-SoulScape-Samp.html?

Musical instruments: some ancient instruments like a Kundu drum with a lizard skin from Papua New Guinea and a David’s harp from Ethiopia plus a Balinese Gangsa metallophone, Vietnamese Dan Moi jaw harp, ocean drum, bamboo long flute, peruvian ocarina and many others.

Sounds are all acoustic and of an exotic nature. Many sounds will be new to the western listener, as they are very rarely heard nowadays.

Musicians: Thomas Wiegandt, Ailin Becker and Amanda Vonricken play the described musical instruments, they will being dressed in earth tones.

Dance or better authentic movement: tuning into the music on an individual feeling level by the 2 or 3 dancers/movers at the time of the performance exploring the reality of the now on a deeper level, with an emphasis on slow earthy vibrations. Costumes/masks are in earth tones. (there will be only one rehearsal (!) to familiarize the performers with the concept of a specifically set structure to improvise to. The intention is not to dilute the essence of the now at the time of the performance)

Painters, Det Schlich and Carina Thornton, will paint a colorful picture onto a blank canvas/card board behind ongoing the performance

Performance:

Intro: 1 or 2 laptop computers on the empty “stage” play clips of social unrest at the anti nuclear demonstrations in 70 s Germany, which will be switched off eventually and the performance begins.

Venue: The Ballydehob Social Club is a volunteer run cultural centre and cafe in Ballydehob, West Cork, Ireland. http://ballydehobsocialclub.ie

Composer: multi-instrumentalist and multidisciplinary artist Thomas Wiegandt.
He has studied drumming with Famoudou Konate in Guinea and toured with many African musicians in the 1990s in Ireland. He also took lessons in Balinese Gamelan music from Anak Agong Raka in Ubud (Bali) and learned about Tibetan Singing Bowls from Hungarian Shaman, Joska Soos.

A DVD of this performance is available.

<> Websites <>

www.cosmicradio.info
www.drums-ireland.com
also:
https://soundcloud.com/thomas-wiegandt/
http://thomaswiegandt.bandcamp.com/
http://bangon.bandcamp.com/
https://www.youtube.com/user/ValentinDrum/videos?shelf_id=4&view=0&sort=dd
https://myspace.com/unusualsounds
https://myspace.com/thomaswiegandt

<> Arts related CV <>

Born in 1955 in Kassel, Germany, Multi-instrumentalist Thomas Wiegandt, was first mainly a visual artist with a diploma in Graphic and Design (Bremen, Germany). He also has been playing and performing music since 1973 (Blues-Rock and Jazz). In the 80’s he started building and inventing musical instruments and composed a new kind of symphonic music, using his own notation system. Thomas moved to West Cork in 1986, where he bought and renovated a cottage. In 1988 he released several tapes of Meditation Music and Music Improvisations together with flute player Jeremy Baines. In 1990 Thomas went to Guinea, West Africa, to learn how to play the Djembe drum as well as drum making with legendary master drummer, Famoudou Konate. In the 90’s he also studied with Anani Attih (Togo) and Arafan Toure (Guinea) and performed with Moussa Camara (Gambia), Demba Sow (Senegal), Gil Ciss (Senegal), Nana Tsiboe (Ghana) and Francis Zonon (Benin). Thomas also took lessons in Balinese Gamelan music from Anak Agong Raka in Ubud (Bali) and learned about Tibetan Singing Bowls from Hungarian Shaman, Joska Soos.
In 1996 he opened the NATURE ART CENTRE outside Ballydehob, West Cork, a workshop centre for drumming, art and healing as well as a drum and percussion shop.

Workshops:
Thomas has been giving hundreds of music workshops since 1988 in art centres, schools and festivals and for organisations (Health Boards, YMCA, Foroige, Youth Reach, Boy Scouts,etc.) and therapeutic institutions (Rehab Care, CoAction, Schizophrenia Ireland Shine, etc.). Thomas has worked with individuals and small and large groups, with people from all walks of life, young and old and special needs. He has the reputation to be an experienced and patient teacher and facilitator.
Since 2001 Thomas has also been running team building and group co-operation workshops for companies, institutions and organisations. (References on request.)

Music Performances:
Thomas has performed with many well known drummers from all over the world. He is the founder of Yallah Percussion and Bang On, a percussion group who are playing a wide variety of world percussion music on African drums, xylophones and guitar, exciting and magic as well as entertaining. He also performs meditative concerts called Dream Waves in which he creates a peaceful atmosphere to relax our busy minds through the gentle sounds of Tibetan Singing Bowls and other acoustic instruments from around the world. He has released several CDs.

Healing and Therapy Sessions:
Thomas has been working as a healer and therapist since 1990. He gives sessions in Sound Healing (using Tibetan Singing Bowls), Music Therapy, Healing Drum, Sound Meditation, Shamanic Journey and Life Guidence.

Arts CV listing:
1955 born in Kassel/West-Germany
1962 prize winner of painting competition in Rheinland Pfalz, Germany.
1972-79 experimental analog photography, multimedia slide projections, polaroid art
since 1974 poetry and writing of own songs
1976-1977 small sculpture in clay
since 1978 music improvisations, compositions, performances in art venues
1977-1983 studying(and also tutoring) graphics + design, illustration, painting, drawing, etching and wood work at the art academy Bremen/West-Germany (diploma 1983)
1979 – 1993 many exhibitions in galleries, museums, city halls,and other public places in several countries(some shown on TV)
1980-1985 teaching in evening adult education in several towns around Bremen (painting, drawing, etching)
1984-87 publication of short stories in various magazines in Switzerland and Germany
1986 moved to Ballydehob, West Cork
since 1987 sculptures and jewelry from bog oak and other beautiful natural materials. Developing the Nature Art concept and spaces.
1988 release of Time Temple music cassette (acoustic music improvisations)
since 1989 hundreds of workshops and performances in African drumming, ethnic music and music improvisation (ask for separate CV)
since 2002 computer graphic-design and sound editing (Apple Mac), releasing dozens of CDs, covering many different genres and styles.
since 2004 video works
since 2012 Magic Forest nature and art healing space
since 2013 KlingKlong pleasantly random tuned metallophones made from recycled metal and aluminum pots and pans with the help of an angle grinder

<> Music Albums and Recordings List <>

Music albums available on CDs, some also as Music Downloads on www.cosmicradio.info
Music album information below at the bottom of the list)

Thomas Wiegandt: Master Of None (Kaleidoscope 2) (2020)
Thomas Wiegandt: Luna + NightSpirit KlingKlong Sonatas (2019)
Thomas Wiegandt Terra Incognita – Piano Sonatas (2017)
Thomas Wiegandt – Rough Cuts + Derelict Demos (2018)
Clarinet Tony meets Bang On: Jazz @ Oasis (5-2018)
Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Tidal Tidings (2017)
Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Percussion Poetry (2017)
Bang On – Alive (2017)
Bang On – Recycled Metal Gathering (2-1-2017)
Bang On – Crazy Man (2016)
Bang On – Gamelan Skibbereen (24-10-16)
Bang On – Togetherness Spirit (BSC 7-16)
Bang On + Aris + Ricky (9-5-16)
Thomas Wiegandt + Ricky Davis-Jam 14-5-2016
Thomas Wiegandt – Church Music (2016)
Bang On – Best (2016)
Bang On – NeoShamen (MagicForest2015)
Bang On – BSC (8-11-15)A
Bang On – BSC (8-11-15)B
Bang On – Last Human In Kilcrohane (30-5-15)
Bang On 5 – Gamelan Grooves (2015)
Bang On 4 – Tribal Gatherings (2015)
Bang On 3 – Ethnic Madness (2015)
Thomas Wiegandt – Magic Forest Jam 2014
Bang On 2 – Neo-Tribal (2014)
Daniele Trevisiol + Thomas Wiegandt – The Soft Edge of Awareness (2014)
Daniele Trevisiol + Thomas Wiegandt + friends: Doucemountain Jam – 2CDs (2014)
Daniele Trevisiol + Thomas Wiegandt + friends: Instant Contemporary Chamber Music Of The Now (selection from Doucemountain Jam 2014)
Bang On – Magic Forest Jam 2014
Bang On – Ballydehob World Percussion (2013)
Daniele Trevisiol + Thomas Wiegandt – Violin Songs (2013)
Thomas Wiegandt – Guitar Poems (2013)
Thomas Wiegandt – Archaic + Contemporary Songs (2013)
Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Free Flow – Ambient Cosmic Symphony (2013)
Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Magic Forest (2013)
Thomas Wiegandt and friends – SoulScape Soundtrack (2013)
Thomas Wiegandt and Ailin Becker – Archaic SoulScape (Brain Storms for David’s Harp + Kundu) (2013) (not finished)
Thomas Wiegandt – Meaning (2-2013) (not finished)
Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Unbroken Spirit Chain (2012)
Thomas Wiegandt – Moments In Life (2012)
Thomas Wiegandt – Guitar Poems (2012)
Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Tribal Revival (2012)
Thomas Wiegandt: Exhibition Opening Gig Ballydehob Social Club 2-8-12
Thomas Wiegandt + Ailin Becker – Going Back to the Beginning (2012)
Thomas Wiegandt + friends – follow the flow (2012)
Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Dolce Vita – the music of life (2012)
Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Songs For Change (2012) A WORK IN PROGRESS!
Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Freedom Groove (2011)
Jono Heyes and Thomas Wiegandt – Exchanging Vibes (2011)
Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Spirit Drum – Drum Spirit (2010)
Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Reggae Cloud Dance (2010)
Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Tribal Jazz Jam (2009)
Thomas Wiegandt – A minor Love Affair – ambient guitar music (2009) RECOMMENDED
Thomas Wiegandt – Kaleidoscope – a multi-instrumental experience (2008)
Thomas Wiegandt and Ailin Becker- West Cork Gamelan – ambient percussion (2007)
Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Land Of Magic – acoustic ethno ambient music (2007) RECOMMENDED
Thomas Wiegandt – Beyond The Strings (2007)
Thomas Wiegandt – African Style Acoustic Guitar (2007)
Thomas Wiegandt + Ailin Becker – Inside The Labyrinth – A Shamanic Sound Meditation (2006)
Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Ethnic Forgery – music from around the world (2006)
Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Drumming In The Streets – Tribal Rhythms recorded in West Cork (2005) RECOMMENDED
Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Castle Donovan Jam (2004)
Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Hear and Now: Coming Together – Music Improvisations from West Cork (2002)
Thomas Wiegandt – Singing Bowls – Floating In The Universe (2002)
Thomas Wiegandt + Jeremy Baines – The Jungle Inside – acoustic exotic ambient music (1991)
Thomas Wiegandt – 2 Sides – Sounds For Ears (1989)
Thomas Wiegandt + Jeremy Baines – Acoustic Jungle Jazz Improvisations (1989)
Thomas Wiegandt + Jeremy Baines – Time Temple: Reflections (1989)
Time Temple: Present Moments – Ambient Zen Music for Harp (1988)
Thomas Wiegandt: Out There – Somewhere … – a musical expedition (1984)
Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Cosmic Radio – Calle 33 (1983/84)

Music Album (CD) information and details:

<> Thomas Wiegandt: Master Of None (Kaleidoscope 2) (2020)
1 Rap 03:40
2 Cuban Style Guitar 03:34
3 KlingKlong Metallophone + shaker 02:58
4 Desert Flute 01:54
5 Piano + Vocal 01:38
6 Outar Banjo Lute 02:45
7 Morrocan Clarinet 03:43
8 KlingKlong solo 02:49
9 Harmonica 05:01
10 Luna + NightSpirit KlingKlongs 02:40
11 Alu Bucket Drum + Poetry 03:27
12 Harpzither + Flute + Vocals 04:32
13 Long Flute 02:04
15 Ethiopian David’s Harp+shaker 02:16
16 Church Organ 03:19
17 Ocean Spheric Sounds+Harmonica 01:25
18 Pan Metallophone 01:17
19 Tribal Dan Moi Chant 06:50
20 Gangsa Metallophone + Frogs Composition 02:58
21 Egg Cutter + David’s Harp 00:48
22 Suling Flute + Waves Composition 04:29
23 Circular Chimes + Crows 01:20
Total Time 71:37

A multi – instrumental Kaleidoscope. This is the 2nd volume of another 23 original tracks featuring another 23 different musical instruments.
Thomas Wiegandt: multi-instrumentalist + vocals — Ailin Becker: drums, percussion — Det Schlich: drums, percussion, vocals (9) — Jens Franke: drums, percussion) — Paul Mayer: drums, percussion — maybe someone else?
Instruments built by Thomas Wiegandt (3, 8, 10, 11, 13, 18, 21, 23) Sound Editing: Thomas Wiegandt. (2020)

<> Thomas Wiegandt: Luna + NightSpirit KlingKlong Sonatas (2019)
1 Luna + NightSpirit 1 02:40
2 Luna + NightSpirit+Shaker 2 02:44
3 Luna + NightSpirit 3 02:02
4 Luna + NightSpirit 4 03:11
5 Luna + NightSpirit 5 03:28
6 Luna + NightSpirit+Shaker 6 01:39
7 Luna + NightSpirit+Shaker 7 01:46
8 Luna + NightSpirit 8 01:36
9 Luna + NightSpirit 9 02:00
10 Luna + NightSpirit 10 02:05
11 Luna + NightSpirit 11 01:23
12 Luna + NightSpirit 12 03:24
13 Luna + NightSpirit+Shaker 13 03:05
14 Luna + NightSpirit 14 00:59
15 Luna + NightSpirit 15 03:38
16 Luna + NightSpirit+shaker 16 03:16
17   Luna KlingKlong 5 03:38
18   Luna KlingKlong 6 02:45

KlingKlong  Metallophones “Luna” + “Night Spirit” are built from aluminum cooking pots and played by Thomas Wiegandt.

<> Thomas Wiegandt Terra Incognita – Piano Pieces (2017)
1 Terra Incognita Intro 00:30
2 Sonata 3.1 02:04
3 Sonata 3.2 01:49
4 Sonata 3.3 01:38
5 Sonata 3.4 01:45
6 Oriental 1.1 02:03
7 Sonate 2.1 02:03
8 Oriental 2.3 01:54
9 Sonata 2.2 02:55
10 Oriental 1.2 01:27
11 Sonata 2.6 02:02
12 Vocal 2.7 01:38
13 Oriental 2.4 01:52
14 Sonata 3.5 01:24
15 Terra Inkognita 1 01:30
16 Terra Inkognita 2 01:24
17 Oriental 2.5 02:53
18 Wo Geht’s Lang 02:03
total time: 33:17

“I cannot even play the piano, but that does not stop me. If I drop any expectations and am in tune with the omni-versal vibrations I act as a Cosmic Radio and play. Harmonic structures evolve. Unwind and unfold to the untold and unsung truth, unwind and unfold to the unlimited potential. Thanks to the creative energy  and to Brigitte Kehr in Heidelberg to let me use her piano in 2017.”

<> Thomas Wiegandt – Rough Cuts and Derelict Demos (2018)
1 Animal Sense 05:57
2 A Dare My Dear 04:17
3 Bird Of Paradise 03:17
4 Into There (Watchtower Update) 03:24
5 Brainiac Maniac 04:25
6 Graffiti Rap 03:40
7 Eureka 02:17
8 Good Vibration 03:53
9 Goddess Have Merci 06:00
10 Relationships 05:13
11 Back In The Driver’s Seat 05:12
12 Magic Happens 02:27
13 Moon Blues 05:56
14 Stones 04:10
15 Time Is A Joke 04:10
16 Lovers 04:20
17 Spliced Watchtower Update 02:46
18 Play The Game 02:47
19 Rainy Day Blues 04:08
total time: 78:56

From the Vaults. A collection of almost forgotten and never used or published songs or alternate versions. Enjoy!

<> Clarinet Tony meets Bang On: Jazz @ Oasis (5-2018)
Tony Adams (clarinet), Ailin Becker (drums, perc.), Det Schlich (drums, vocals), Jens Franke (drums, perc.), Sigi Berndt (perc.), Thomas Wiegandt (vocals, flute, jaws harp, harmonica, KlingKlong, drums, perc., poetry, sound editing)
recorded at the Oasis Cafe during the Ballydehob Jazz Festival May 2018

<> Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Tidal Tidings – Rhythmo-Spheric Beach Music (2017)
Soundtrack for a multi-media performance of authentic movement dancers, dressed in blue, green and white in front of a projection of a variety of seascapes.
1 Rhythmo-Spheric Ocean 02:11
2 Bowing To The Waves 01:19
3 Weaving Rhythms 06:13
4 Flute Ocean 1 04:29
5 Bowing And Shaking 01:13
6 Spheric Waves 04:53
7 Drum-Shaker-Waves 01:17
8 TimeWind 02:12
9 Spheric Harmonica 01:25
10 Cast-a-net 02:30
11 Voice+Violin 01:15
12 Harmonica Waves 03:10
13 Flute Ocean 2 05:51
14 Drum-Spheric 03:01
15 Washed Away 02:19
total time: 43:24
neo-tribal musicians:
Daniele Trevisiol: violin, spherics, percussion – Det Schlich: percussion – Thomas Wiegandt: percussion, suling flute, vocals, editing – recorded live at a beach near Bantry Beach in November 2013

<> Thomas Wiegandt and Friends – Percussion Poetry (2017)
1 Think Body 03:22
2 Morroccan Clarinet 03:42
3 Today 05:58
4 Rowan’s Chant 02:35
5 Running 05:13
6 KlingKlong Chant 2 04:18
7 On Time 03:27
8 Flute 02:56
9 Where 03:03
10 Flute-Percussion 2 02:50
11 Relax 01:38
12 KlingKlong Chant 4 02:41
13 Universal Energy 02:23
14 Jungle 02:36
15 www Dot 03:45
16 Long Flute 02:02
17 Mr. Follow 03:09
18 KlingKlong Chant 5 03:48
19 Shadow 03:54
20 KlingKlong Chant 1 01:46
21 Got To Feel It 01:59
22 Drumming Time 03:28
23 Ja-Du 01:19
24 Flute Percussion 1 02:02
25 Eureka 01:55
26 Talking In Tongues 01:18
27 Chant 01:17
total time: 78:55
Neo-Tribal Musicians: Ailin Becker (drums, perc.), Paul Mayer (mandolin, drums, perc., KlingKlong), Rowan Renstrom-Richards (vocals, drums, perc.), Thomas Wiegandt (vocals, flute, jaws harp, clarinet, KlingKlong, drums, perc., poetry, sound editing), recorded in Ballybane in June 2017.

<> Bang On – Alive (2017)
Live at An Sanctoir (21-4-17) + Gallery Castletownbere (14-5-17)
1 Intro 00:42
2 Rhythmus 08:03
3 Shake It 09:35
4 Think Body 04:16
5 Barking Mad 07:50
6 Not Lost 00:45
7 Shadow Medley 08:50
8 Arab Flute + Chant 03:29
9 Russian Chant + Harmonica 06:23
10 Some People 02:38
11 Det’s Chant 02:07
12 Think Body 04:49
13 Guitar-Flute 01:50
14 On Time 02:44
total time: 64:09
Neo-Tribal Musicians: Ailin Becker (drums, perc., Sanza), Det Schlich (drums, vocals), Jens Franke (drums, perc.), Sigi Berndt (drums, perc.), Thomas Wiegandt (vocals, flute, jaws harp, harmonica, KlingKlong, drums, perc., poetry, sound editing), guest Juergen Jerome: harmonica (14)

<> Bang On – Recycled Metal Gathering (2-1-17)
1 Mother Sky Harmonica 03:15
2 Metal Jam 08:41
3 Think Body 04:35
4 Flute 03:46
5 The Body Knows 03:00
6 Today 04:45
7 Running 02:48
8 Freedom Jungle 08:04
9 Some People 06:22
10 Some People 2 03:09
11 Freedom Groove 07:07
total time: 55:37
Neo-Tribal Musicians: Ailin Becker (drums, perc., Sanza), Det Schlich (drums, vocals), Jens Franke (drums, perc., KlingKlong), Sigi Berndt (drums, perc.), Thomas Wiegandt (vocals, flute, jaws harp, KlingKlong, drums, perc., poetry, sound editing)

<> Bang On – Crazy Man (2016)
1 Running 02:26
2 Percussion + Chanting 02:58
3 KlingKlong Chant 01:44
4 Flute 03:35
5 Time Wind 04:54
6 Some People 04:19
7 KlingKlong Chant 2 01:53
8 KlingKlongs + Drums 01:31
9 Drumming Time 07:29
10 Shake It 06:07
11 Crazy Man 03:28
12 Long Flute 02:27
13 Aiko 05:20
14 Crazy Man 2 03:59
Ailin Becker (drums, perc.)
Det Schlich (drums, KlingKlongs, vocals)
Jens Franke (drums, perc.)
Cate O’Loughlin (perc., vocals),
Thomas Wiegandt (vocals, flute, jaws harp, KlingKlongs, perc.)

<> Bang On – Gamelan Skibbereen (24-10-16)
1 02:29 ganderia
2 03:35 ganderia 2
3 04:45 non judgement day
4 09:31 suling
5 05:54 clarinet
6 04:16 ganderia 3, alu bucket
7 09:13 phrases
8 10:36 flow
9 03:37 vocal T+D
10 06:49 suling 2
11 04:11 bassy minimal
Ailin Becker (drums, perc.)
Det Schlich (drums, vocals)
Jens Franke (drums, perc.)
Patricia O’Sullivan (perc., vocals),
Thomas Wiegandt (vocals, flute, jaws harp, perc.)

<> Bang On – Togetherness Spirit (2016)
1 Togetherness Jam 06:42
2 Slow Harmonica Jam09 :05
3 Reggae Jam 05:42
4 Think With Your Body 05:49
5 Oriental Jam 07:35
6 Wind Down Jam 11:47
Recorded at the Ballydehob Social Club 7-2016 (last gig)
Ailin Becker: drums, percussion – Cate O’Loughlin: perc.,vocals – Detlef Schlich: drums, percussion, vocals – Dink Rowe: guitar – Jens: drums, percussion – Patrick Healy: banjo – Sigi Berndt: perc. – Thomas Wiegandt: vocals, drums, perc., dan moi jaws harp, flutes, harmonica, sound editing. Sincere thanks to various unnamed guests.
Bonus:
7 Thomas Wiegandt + Ailin Becker-Graffiti(5-14) 03:40
8 Thomas Wiegandt+Daniele-Digger Man 1 14:30
9 Thomas Wiegandt + Ailin Becker-Salam (BSS-Syria Appeal-4-1-2014) 07:33

<> Bang On + Aris + Ricky (9-5-16)
1 Aris: Premier Fois 08:39
2 Flute Jam3 01:44
3 Flute Conversation 03:46
4 Flute 2 04:11
5 Bang On(9-5-16)+Aris: Chanson 2 09:09
6 Long Way Home 04:17
7 Bang On(9-5-16)+Aris: Chanson3 09:24
8 Flute Jam 1 01:20
9 Can’t Have Everything 04:56
10 Drumming Time 02:16
11 Flute+Dan Moi 03:58
12 Going Home 04:21
13 Monday Morning 03:03
14 Perfume 02:11
15 Barking Mad 03:19
16 Idleness 03:31
Total Time 69:46
Detlef Schlich: drums, percussion, vocals –
Jens Franke: drums, percussion – Paul Cobb:
travers flute – Sigi Berndt: percussion –
Thomas Wiegandt: vocals, Dan Moi jaws harp, flutes,
harmonica, drums, perc., sound editing – guests:
Aristide Renard: guitar, vocals – Ricky Davis: guitar.
Recorded at Ballydehob Social Club, 9-5-2016

<> Thomas Wiegandt + Ricky Davis-Jam 14-5-2016
1 Thomas Wiegandt+Ricky Davis-Dan Moi-Guitar 3:03
2 Thomas Wiegandt+Ricky Davis-KlingKlong 1:55
3 Thomas Wiegandt+Ricky Davis-Squares 3:28
4 Thomas Wiegandt+Ricky Davis-Guitar Duo 3:56
5 Thomas Wiegandt+Ricky Davis-Jungle Flute 2:21
6 Thomas Wiegandt+Ricky Davis-Shaman Drum 3:06
7 Thomas Wiegandt+Ricky Davis-Running Out 5:44
8 Thomas Wiegandt+Ricky Davis-Desert Flute 3:17
9 Thomas Wiegandt+Ricky Davis-Angklung Jungle 2:44
10 Thomas Wiegandt+Ricky Davis-Komische Sache 2:03
11 Thomas Wiegandt+Ricky Davis-Raus1:41
12 Thomas Wiegandt+Ricky Davis-Sync Bell 2:04
13 Thomas Wiegandt+Ricky Davis-KlingKlong2 1:08
14 Thomas Wiegandt+Ricky Davis-Tree Talk 4:13
15 Thomas Wiegandt+Ricky Davis-Jungle Flute 2 0:48
16 Thomas Wiegandt+Ricky Davis-Dan Moi+Guitar 2:27

Thomas Wiegandt – Dan Moi, KlingKlong, Percussion, Flutes, Spanisch Guitar, Vocals, Poetry
Ricky Davis: Ableton Drum Pad, Guitar, Voice

<> Thomas Wiegandt – Church Music (2016)
1 Organ-Intro 03:19
2 Bells-Voice 1 01:56
3 OrganScape 01:40
4 Dan Moi-Voice 1 02:21
5 Bells 1 00:14
6 Organ-Voice 1 08:09
7 Dan Moi-Voice 3 02:04
8 Organ-Voice 2 07:58
9 Dan Moi-Voice 2 02:03
10 Bells 2 01:06
11 Organ Exploration 01:38
12 Bells-Voice 2 00:55
13 Organ-Voice 3 03:49
14 Bells 3 00:26
15 Organ-Outro 01:15
16 Bells 4 00:16
Cosmic Spirit Music improvisations for organ, bells, jaws harp and voice
Recorded at St.Bonifatius Church, Bremen, Germany 2016
Bonus tracks:
17 Gallarus Oratory Spirit 03:15
18 Salam 4 Syria (BSC) 07:33
Total Time 50:09

<> **Bang On**Ballydehob World Percussion** “Best Of” (2016)
.::.::. neo-tribal togetherness rhythms .::.::.
Ailin Becker: drums, percussion – Anne Barry: drums, percussion – Detlef Schlich: drums, percussion, vocals – Jens: drums, percussion – Patrick Healy: banjo, bass, percussion – Thomas Wiegandt: vocals, drums, perc., dan moi jaws harp, flutes, harmonica, bass, sound editing. Sincere thanks to various unnamed guests.
Recorded at the Ballydehob Social Club 2014/15. Total Time 78:28

1 Dan Moi Chant + Gambang 06:50
2 Something To Say 06:05
3 Clarinet + Dan Moi 05:53
4 Bass + Flute 05:27
5 Banjo + Recorder 06:18
6 Gambang (Thomas) 02:50
7 Secret Thoughts 06:57
8 Aznavour + Waits 08:43
9 Time 08:07
10 Det + Bowls 05:00
11 Flute Madness 12:23
12 Was sagst denn du dazu? 03:27
Total Time 78:28

<> Bang On – Magic Forest NeoShamen (2015)
::::: poly-rhythmic tribal togetherness :::::
Musicians: Ailin Becker: drums, percussion – Detlef Schlich: drums, percussion, vocals – Jens: drums, percussion – Sigi Berndt: percussion – Thomas Wiegandt: vocals, drums, percussion, Euklang, Dan Moi jaws harp, flutes, harmonica, sound editing + guests. Recorded in the Magic Forest, Ballybane, Ballydehob 7-9-2015.

1 Shaman EnTrance 04:34
2 Dan Moi Voice 02:04
3 TranceKlang 02:06
4 Open Door 06:40
5 Euklang 02:09
6 Heyja 03:20
7 Long Time Ago 01:43
8 Harmonica 03:09
9 ThinkBody 01:51
10 Bowls 03:29
11 Flute 03:08
12 Harmonica+Bowls 02:46
13 Shaman’s Chant 03:35
14 Bowls 2 05:31
15 Drums 03:16
total time 49:35

<> Bang On-BSC (8-11-15)A
Ailin Becker: drums, percussion – Ann Barry: bass drum, perc. – Detlef Schlich: drums, percussion, vocals — Jens: drums, percussion – Patrick Healy: guitar, perc. – Thomas Wiegandt: vocals, drums, perc., dan moi jaws harp, flutes, harmonica, sound editing. Sincere thanks to various unnamed guests.

1 Touch Down 08:07
2 Wrong Key 02:39
3 Southern Waltz 01:54
4 Voodoo 03:52
5 Voodoo 2 05:03
6 Move+Groove 05:03
7 Harmonica Reggae 11:44
8 Bass+Flute 05:45
9 Euklang Chant 03:47
10 Om Mani 01:38

<> Bang On-BSC (8-11-15)B
Ailin Becker: drums, percussion – Ann Barry: bass drum, perc. – Detlef Schlich: drums, percussion, vocals — Jens: drums, percussion – Patrick Healy: guitar, perc. – Thomas Wiegandt: vocals, drums, perc., dan moi jaws harp, flutes, harmonica, sound editing. Sincere thanks to various unnamed guests.
1 Hillbilly Jazz Punk 07:36
2 Spider Lady 07:55
3 Mingling 03:28
4 Det Sings 04:35
5 Think Body 04:58
6 Det Sings 2 07:27
7 Where 08:49

<> Bang On – Last Human in Kilcrohane 2015
Musicians: Ailin Becker: drums, percussion – Detlef Schlich: drums, percussion, vocals – Jens Franke: drums, percussion – Robbie Lambert: KlingKlong – Sigi Berndt: percussion – Thomas Wiegandt: vocals, Dan Moi jaws harp, KlingKlong, flutes, harmonica, drums, perc., sound editing. Featuring the initiation of Robbie on KlingKlongs and special guest Ben Townsend on beer kegs. Recorded live at Whitehall Gallery Kilcrohane 30-5-2015.

Tracks: 1 Intro 00:23 – 2 Cosmic Dancer 06:47 – 3 KlingKlong Chant 01:49 – 4 Was sagst denn du 03:27 – 5 Harmonica in the howling rain 06:03 – 6 Spiritual Rebirth 01:16 – 7 Last Human 01:29 – 8 Big Bang + Dan Moi 03:52 – 9 Flute Flow 03:52 – 10 Think With your Body 06:56 – 11 Finale 05:42 – 12 Beat Up Guitar 02:13 – 13 Cave Men 04:25 – 14 Harmonica Interlude 01:44 15 Why Are We Sleeping 05:56 – 16 Det’s Call 03:05 – 17 TranceForming 02:12 – 18 Flute + Ringing 04:12 – 19 KlingKlong 02:15 – 20 Drumming 03:24 – 21 Song With No Plan 05:10 – 22 Undercover Lover 01:44 – Total time: 79:52

<> Bang On – Neo Tribal Earth Percussion 5(2015)
…:::…:::… Gamelan :::…::: Grooves …:::…:::…
Ailin Becker: drums, percussion,Gambang – Anne Barry: drums, percussion – Detlef Schlich: drums, percussion, vocals – Jens Franke: drums, percussion – Paul Cobb: travers flute – Sigi Berndt: percussion – Thomas Wiegandt: vocals, Dan Moi jaws harp, KlingKlong, Gambang, flutes, harmonica, drums, perc., sound editing. Recorded at Ballydehob Social Club and live at An Sanctoir 2015. Time 56:14

1 Dan Moi Chant + Gambang 06:50
2 KlingKlong Trance 06:06
3 Flute Gamelan 10:21
4 How Can I Grow 07:42
5 Hopes + Dreams 06:17
6 Eternity Wings 07:10
7 Playing With Time 09:52
8 Think With Your Body 01:50
Total Time 56:14

<> Bang On 4 – Tribal Gatherings (2015)
..:::…:::… tribal :::..::: gatherings …:::…:::..
Ailin Becker: drums, percussion – Anne Barry: drums, percussion – Detlef Schlich: drums, percussion, vocals – Jens: drums, percussion – Lorraine Marshall: percussion, vocals – Patrick Healy: banjo, bass, percussion – Paul Cobb: travers flute – Sigi Berndt: percussion – Thomas Wiegandt: vocals, drums, perc., Dan Moi jaws harp, flutes, bass, sound editing. Rec. at Ballydehob Social Club 2015.

1 What You’re Gonna Do 08:23
2 Lorraine’s Chant 04:12
3 Long Time Ago 12:42
4 Gambang 02:49
5 Monday Gamelan 17:27
6 Something To Say 05:07
7 Deep Trance 10:16
8 Daybreak 05:15
9 Yankadi Reggae 05:18
10 Samala Triong 04:04
11 Garden Memories 03:16
Total Time 79:09

<> Bang On 3 – Ethnic Madness (2015)
::::: poly-rhythmic :::::: ethnic madness :::::
Musicians: Ailin Becker: drums, percussion – Anne Barry: drums, percussion – Detlef Schlich: drums, percussion, vocals – Jens: drums, percussion – Patricia O’Sullivan: drums, percussion, vocals – Patrick Healy: banjo, drums, percussion – Paul Cobb: travers flute – Thomas Wiegandt: vocals, drums, percussion, Dan Moi jaws harp, flutes, sound editing. Recorded in the Ballydehob Social Club 2015

1 Film Ab 00:19
2 Recorder 06:16
3 Clarinet + Dan Moi 05:54
4 Greek Hillbilly 06:37
5 Flute Madness 12:21
6 Aznavour Waits 08:41
7 Bowls + Det 04:58
8 Blindfolded 19 07:33
9 Descending 04:23
10 Blindfolded 37 12:41
11 Kein Anschluss 00:36
total time 70:42

<> Thomas Wiegandt – Magic Forest Jam 2014
1 1 Bang On-Magic Forest Jam 2014 02:06 (jingle)
2 2 Bang On-Magic Forest Jam 2014 04:09
3 3 Bang On-Magic Forest Jam 2014 04:02
4 4 Bang On-Magic Forest Jam 2014 02:23
5 5 Bang On-Magic Forest Jam 2014 03:18
6 6 Bang On-Magic Forest Jam 2014 05:38
7 7 Bang On-Magic Forest Jam 2014 03:56
8 8 Bang On-Magic Forest Jam 2014 02:23
9 9 Bang On-Magic Forest Jam 2014 02:03
10 10 Bang On-Magic Forest Jam 2014 01:51
11 11 Bang On-Magic Forest Jam 2014 02:15
12 12 Bang On-Magic Forest Jam 2014 03:26
13 13 Bang On-Magic Forest Jam 2014 01:59
14 14 Bang On-Magic Forest Jam 2014 03:05
15 15 Bang On-Magic Forest Jam 2014 03:45
16 16 Bang On-Magic Forest Jam 2014 03:51
17 17 Bang On-Magic Forest Jam 2014 01:33
18 18 Bang On-Magic Forest Jam 2014 02:04
19 19 Bang On-Magic Forest Jam 2014 01:44
20 20 Bang On-Magic Forest Jam 2014 05:10
21 21 Bang On-Magic Forest Jam 2014 03:04
22 22 Bang On-Magic Forest Jam 2014 01:20
23 23 Bang On-Magic Forest Jam 2014 02:32
24 24 Bang On-Magic Forest Jam 2014 05:05
25 25 Bang On-Magic Forest Jam 2014 06:37
total time 79:31

<> Bang On 2 – Neo-Tribal (2014)

:::: neo-tribal :::: poly-rhythmic :::: positive vibrations :::: 14 tracks with a total playing time of 72:56.
Musicians: Ailin Becker: drums, percussion – Arthur Cote: guitar (1, 3, 5,7, 8) – Detlef Schlich: drums, percussion, vocals (10, 12, 13, 14) – Jens: : drums, percussion – Paul Cobb: travers flute (12), Patrick Healy: : drums, percussion, guitar (2, 4 , 10 ,12, 13) – Thomas Wiegandt: poetry, vocals, drums, percussion, Dan Moi jaws harp, flutes, harmonica, sound editing, overdubs (3, 6, 9, 12) .
Recorded in the Ballydehob Social Club, West Cork, Ireland 2014

1 Something To Say 2 09:20
2 Shine Reggae 06:10
3 Bird Flute 05:15
4 Dare 2 04:36
5 Secret Thoughts 06:56
6 Time 08:06
7 Something To Say 1 03:45
8 Inter Flute 02:43
9 Arab Groove 05:29
10 Det’s Chant 04:36
11 Flute Salad 03:00
12 From Ear To Air 04:25
13 Dare Reprise 03:52
14 Mach Den K�fig Auf 04:24
total time 72:56

<> Daniele Trevisiol + Thomas Wiegandt: The Soft Edge of Awareness (2014)
alternative chilled out classical music
12 relaxing tracks for many occasions
Total playing time of 78:49 minutes
Musicians: Daniele Trevisiol: violin
Thomas Wiegandt: electric guitar, vocals, sound recording + editing

<> Daniele Trevisiol + Thomas Wiegandt + friends: Doucemountain Jam – 2CDs (2014)

1 Always New 09:34
2 The Sky Is High 07:47
3 Dan Moi Chant 04:55
4 Salam 05:19
5 Little Wisdom 04:27
6 Night Drift 08:10
7 Nirgendall 05:25
8 Romantic Italian 08:51
9 A Blues 09:10
10 Waiting 08:50
11 Freedom Waltz 05:34
12 Boogie Woogie Jam 07:09
13 Exploring 05:24
14 Weaving 05:05
15 In Motion 03:21
16 Crazy Man 1 05:21
17 Crazy Man 2 06:00

Ben Russell: piano – Daniele Trevisiol: violin – Dick Richards: digital percussion + sounds, harmonica – Gerd Neubeck: bass – Thomas Wiegandt: guitar, acoustic percussion, vocals + words, sound recording + editing

<> Daniele Trevisiol + Thomas Wiegandt + friends: Contemporary Chamber Music Of The Now (selection from Doucemountain Jam 2014 except 12)

1 Salam 05:19
2 Night Drift 08:10
3 Little Wisdom 04:27
4 Freedom Waltz 05:34
5 A Blues 09:10
6 Romantic Italian 08:51
7 In Motion 03:21
8 Crazy Man 1 05:21
9 Strangely Woven 05:05
10 Boogie Woogie 07:09
11 The Sky Is High 07:47
12 La Defense 07:21
total time 77:59

the unique beauty and aliveness of an inspired instant composition
Musicians:
Ben Russell: piano – Daniele Trevisiol: violin – Dick Richards: digital percussion + sounds, harmonica – Gerd Neubeck: bass – Thomas Wiegandt: guitar, acoustic percussion, vocals + words, sound recording + editing – Ailin Becker: guitar (12)

<> Bang On – Ballydehob World Percussion (2013)

1 Konkelo – Aiko 08:49
2 Nana Anaha 06:23
3 Dan Moi – Voice 1 03:42
4 Flute 04:32
5 Ilallaifall 02:46
6 Cymbals 03:38
7 Mongolian Chant 04:06
8 Percussions 06:14
9 Lazy 01:59
10 Jungle Drums 05:33
11 Dan Moi – Voice 2 04:55
12 Yankadi 07:54
13 Gelassenheit 04:16
total time 65:17

ethno-ambient percussion music with a tribal feel
Musicians: Ailin Becker: drums, percussion – Amanda Vonricken: drums, percussion – Detlef Schlich: drums, percussion – Thomas Wiegandt: vocals, drums, percussion, Dan Moi jaws harp, flute, squeekies, sound editing.
Recorded in the Ballydehob Social Club, West Cork, Ireland 2013

<> Daniele Trevisiol + Thomas Wiegandt: Violin Songs (2013)

1 Unwind And Unfold 06:36
2 Fall In Love 05:57
3 Up In The Sky 04:43
4 Lovers 06:22
5 Moon Blues 08:56
6 Unaware 07:00
7 Into Space 05:45
8 NirgendAll 06:05
9 La Defense 07:21
total time 58:56

Poetic songs trying to fathom the human condition,
beautifully accompanied by violin being played with great feeling.
Musicians:
Daniele Trevisiol: violin
Thomas Wiegandt: guitar, vocals, song writing, sound recording + editing
Ailin Becker: percussion (1,4), guitar (9), cover foto – Gerd Neubeck: Bass (9)
recorded in Ballydehob, Ireland in November 2013

<> Thomas Wiegandt – Guitar Poems (2013)

some poems for strings by Thomas Wiegandt played on guitar, sitalin and bass – transmissions by Cosmic Radio concerning the present Zeitgeist of the fast changing Now.
Saxofon: Anja Maier. Sound Editing: Thomas Wiegandt

1 Un-Song 04:11
2 Play The Game 02:40
3 Far Away Vision 05:54
4 Fall In Love 03:04
5 Universal Energy 03:21
6 Ocean Of Time 03:19
7 Internet 07:24
8 Lovers 06:16
9 Up In The Sky 05:50
10 High Cue Haiku 3# 02:54
11 Back In The Driver’s Seat 05:11
12 Eventually 03:18
13 La Defense 05:41
Total Time 59:23

<> Thomas Wiegandt – Archaic + Contemporary Songs (2013)

some poems for strings by Thomas Wiegandt played on guitar, sitalin, bass, drum and an ancient Ethiopian David’s harp – transmissions from ancient times and the present Zeitgeist of the fast changing Now.
Saxofon: Anja Maier. Sound Editing: Thomas Wiegandt

1 Far Away Vision 05:54
2 Back In The Driver’s Seat 05:11
3 Fall In Love 03:04
4 Up In The Sky #1 02:23
5 Universal Energy 03:21
6 Zero Hero 03:00
7 Doodles In School 01:52
8 High Cue Haiku-acapella #1 01:04
9 High Cue Haiku #3 02:54
10 Early Memories 03:37
11 Up In The Sky 05:50
12 Relationships 05:13
13 La Defense 05:41
14 Stones 04:01
15 Verlegen 03:21
16 Too Much Not Enough 05:01
total time 62:04

<> Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Free Flow – Ambient Cosmic Symphony (2013)
(a composit of parts of Magic Forest and Unbroken Spirit Chain)
Spontaneous tribal togetherness music for flute, gangsa metallophone, dan moi jaws harp, bass, piano, guitar, harmonica, drums, perc. and voice – transmitted by Cosmic Radio!
Musicians:
Ailin Becker, Ben Russell, David, Dick Richards, Dink Rowe, Gerd Neubeck, Ian Collins, Sean Mullane, Thomas Wiegandt

We, the two legged animals are travelers on a spaceship we call planet Earth. The cosmic vibrations are always in our atmosphere and in the air we breath. During our life time on Mother Earth we can tune into Cosmic Radio, the broadcasting system of the omni-versal spirit, everywhere and anytime. We can unite by jamming and become cosmic musical instruments ourselves and together all of us in this instant composition orchestra can play a snippet of that ever changing cosmic symphony.
Listen with open hearts and ears and you will hear a molecule of the miracle of the infinite creation. We hope you enjoy the free flow ride �

1 Coming Together 05:42
2 Stones 03:21
3 Moving On 02:04
4 Transformation 02:16
5 One Tribe 02:20
6 Pakua 05:31
7 Jungle Lagoon 2 03:52
8 Jungle Lagoon 1 06:35
9 Walk About 04:54
10 En-Trance 06:51
11 Finding The Path 05:43
12 Long Time Ago 04:44
13 Opening 02:36
Total Time 56:40

<> Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Magic Forest (2013)
relaxing ambient music from the ancient Now
Spontaneous tribal togetherness music for flute, gangsa metallophone, dan moi jaws harp, bass, harmonica, drums, percussions and voice – transmitted by Cosmic Radio!
Musicians: (1-6, 9, 10) David, Gerd Neubeck, Ian Collins, Sean Mullane, Thomas Wiegandt), (7, 8)) Ailin Becker, Thomas Wiegandt
Lyrics and sound editing: Thomas Wiegandt
recorded at Ballybane, Ballydehob, Co.Cork, Ireland 22-4-2013 (Men’s Jam)

1 En-Trance 06:52
2 Finding The Path 05:43
3 Long Time Ago 04:44
4 Opening 02:36
5 Walking On 03:37
6 The Beat Goes On 05:03
7 Jungle Lagoon 1 07:37
8 Jungle Lagoon 2 04:14
9 Leben Erleben 03:48
10 Return 06:03
Total Time 50:24

<> Thomas Wiegandt and friends – SoulScape Soundtrack (2013)
Soundtrack of the archaic multi-media performance in the Ballydehob Social Club 5-5-2013
The healing is to go back to a simpler way of living closer to nature and the individual personal truth.
1 gangsa intro 00:40 + 2 intro 01:55 + 3 intro 2 00:36 + 4 octaphon intro 00:16 +
5 octaphon 00:31 + 6 never mind 01:29 + 7 harp 02:06 + 8 big bang 02:58 +
9 ocarina 02:14 + 10 I’m tuning in 02:38 + 11 xylo log 01:55 +
12 long time ago 00:14 + 13 Dan Moi 1 03:50 + 14 long time ago 2 00:15 +
15 bones – Why? 01:34 + 15 bones – Why? 01:34 +
16 kundu-good vibration 05:24 + 17 horn-bells 00:23 + 18 questions 01:09 +
19 Dan Moi 2-kalimba-voice 02:00 + 20 up in the sky 01:20 +
21 gangsa-flute 04:33 + 22 bones 01:08 + 23 stones 01:10 +
24 rainstick 02:07 + 25 relationships 01:02 + 26 flute 00:56 +
27 happiness 00:51 + 28 shaker 00:53 + 29 calimba 00:28 + 30 control 00:24 +
31 harp 02:19 + 32 people are hurt 00:43 + 33 harp-kundu 02:20 +
34 Mask 01:02 + 35 drum finale 07:29 + 36 audience 00:18 + total time 61:30 +

Musicians: Thomas Wiegandt, Ailin Becker, Amanda Vonricken. Painters: Carina Thornton, Det Schlich. Poetry + vocals: Thomas Wiegandt
Musical instruments: antique Kundu drum from Papua and an ancient Ethiopian David’s harp, Balinese Gangsa metetallophon and Suling flute, Vietnamese Dan Moi jaws harp, ocaina and various drums, flutes + percussions. Recorded live at the Ballydehob Social Club 5-5-2013.

<> Thomas Wiegandt and Ailin Becker – Archaic Soulscape Brain Storms (David’s harp + Kundu drum) (2013) (not quite finished)
(this needs more work, but some good stuff there)
1 TW-Harp(2-13)01 03:05
2 TW-Kundu(1-13)13 02:56
3 TW-Harp(1-13)4 05:59
4 TW-Kundu(1-13)22 09:01
5 TW-Harp(2-13)04 02:40
6 TW-Harp(2-13)05 03:45
7 TW-Kundu(1-13)21 11:26
8 TW-Harp(2-13)06 03:19
9 TW-Kundu(1-13)23 08:33
10 TW-Harp(2-13)07 02:11
11 TW-Kundu(1-13)24 07:37
12 TW-Harp(2-13)12 02:06
13 TW-Harp(2-13)11 01:43
14 SoulScape-WebSample2 05:45

<> Thomas Wiegandt – Meaning (2-2013) (never finished, it became Guitar Poems 2013)

1 Un-Song 04:11
2 Play The Game 02:40
3 Far Away Vision 04:53
4 Bayefall Reggae 08:03
5 Spiral Groove 02:23
6 Universal Energy 03:21
7 Ocean Of Time 03:19
8 Internet 07:24
9 Lovers 06:16
10 Tell It To Yourself 03:52
11 Business 04:06
12 Eventually 03:18
13 Song With No Plan 03:48
14 Trees 01:36
15 WorthTrying 03:43
16 Awakening 03:38
17 Words 03:50
18 Into Reverse 05:38
19 Today 01:31
Total Time 77:49

<> Thomas Wiegandt + Friends – Unbroken Spirit Chain
Poetic Ethno Ambient Music + Archaic Psychedelia

1 Coming Together 05:42
2 Stones 03:21
3 Moving On 02:04
4 Transformation 02:16
5 One Tribe 06:07
6 Tabla Bridge 04:28
7 Heart On Fire 04:40
8 Walk About 04:45
9 Never Mind Being Here 06:53
10 Pakua 05:48
11 Unbroken Spirit Chain 03:34
Total Time: 49:55
Spontaneous tribal togetherness music for flute, gangsa metallophone, dan moi jaws harp, piano, acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica, drums, percussions and voice – generally relaxed and meaningful – as transmitted by Cosmic Radio plus a few overdubs.
Musicians: David, Dick Richards, Dink Rowe, Ian Collins, Thomas Wiegandt)
Lyrics and sound editing: Thomas Wiegandt
recorded at Ballybane, Ballydehob, Co.Cork, Ireland 5-12-2012

<> Thomas Wiegandt – Moments In Life (2012)

A selection of personal songs, snap shots of moments in time.
Tracks 3-6 recorded live at the opening of his art exhibition
in the Ballydehob Social Club, West Cork, Ireland.

1 Playing Guitar 04:42
2 Longing 03:02
3 Modern Day Truebardour 03:37
4 Early Memories 03:35
5 Doodles In School 01:52
6 Book Without Pages 02:19
7 Always New 07:03
8 Maire’s Email 02:00
9 Trip 06:22
10 Drifting 07:39
11 Comrades 02:54
Total Time 45:19

<> Thomas Wiegandt – Guitar Poems (2012)
this was a compilation demo CD at the time, it was to become “Meaning”, which became Guitar Poems (2013).

1 playing guitar 04:42
2 play the game 02:35
3 early memories 03:35
4 recovering 03:46
5 bayefall reggae 08:03
6 universal energy 02:59
7 get funky 06:14
8 trip 06:22
9 www. 04:35
10 un-song 04:10
11 flying birds 02:36
12 lovers 06:16
13 ocean of time 03:17
14 ocean of time(instr.) 05:37
15 drifting blues 07:38
16 comrades 02:54
Total Time 75:56

<> Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Tribal Revival (2012)

improvised world music – from ambient to roots trance
Spontaneous tribal togetherness music (with some overdubs) transmitted by Cosmic Radio. Musicians: Dan Gray (perc., vocals), Dick Richards (handsonic, perc., vocals), Ian Collins (perc, vocals), Jamie McCarthy-Fisher(perc., vocals), Noel Bourke (perc., vocals), Thomas Wiegandt (flute, bass, guitar, ngoni, perc., vocals, poetry, sound editing). All tracks are totally improvised, track 11 and 12 have been overdubbed. Track 13: Detlef Schlich: loop station, vocals)
recorded at Ballybane, Ballydehob, Co.Cork, Ireland 4-9-2012

1 slow flute 03:29
2 mumbling percussion 04:31
3 changing – again – forever 04:06
4 melodic bass 1 02:23
5 melodic bass 2 02:26
6 he-hey chant 02:45
7 tabla birds 02:25
8 ngoni (ancient strings) 04:46
9 some sunny day 04:16
10 whistling 03:59
11 crazy man (dedicated to CAN) 06:10
12 watch it and clock out 08:52
13 sunny day (on the dance floor) 14:42
14 reggae (dub it yourself!) 08:52
total time 73:49

<> Thomas Wiegandt: Exhibition Opening Gig Ballydehob Social Club 2-8-12
Thomas as modern day troubadour sings the story of some of the paintings in the exhibition, which is called “In Another Life” as most of the art work is over 20 years old. Not a CD as such, but a soundtrack and a document.
1 Modern Day Truebardour 03:35
2 Early Memories 03:35
3 Art School 02:15
4 Pyro Punk 03:48
5 Doodles In School 01:50
6 Book Without Pages 02:20
7 Universal Energy 02:59
8 Trees 01:34
9 Play The Game 02:35
Rehearsal:
10 Early Memories (reverb) 03:35
11 Truebardour 04:23
12 Early Memories 03:46
13 Art School 02:02
14 Pyro Art 03:33
15 Box Of Chocolates 02:15
16 Colors+Spirals 02:51

<> Thomas Wiegandt + Ailin Becker – Going Back to the Beginning (2012)
(acoustic ancestral roots music + poetry)

a poetical journey through sound and rhythm as well as song and spoken word to the origins of Jazz centuries ago back in West Africa.
Multi-instrumentalists Thomas Wiegandt and Ailin Becker perform acoustic ancestral roots music to conjure up the spirit music from long time ago, the music of the ancestors.�
The musical instruments being used include Bougarabou and Djembe drums, various African and other percussions, the African lute N’goni and Peruvian Ocarinas.�

1 Loose Your Mind 00:29
2 Going Back 01:26
3 The Gateway 01:36
4 Yawn A New Dawn 00:48
5 Awakening 03:38
6 Eternal Language 01:33
7 Spiral Groove 02:04
8 Space 01:13
9 Being There 00:53
10 Trip Or Journey 06:22
11 Business As Usual 04:07
12 Body Soul Drum Spirit 03:44
13 Roots 04:40
14 Drum Song 04:36
15 Song With No Plan 03:49
16 Beyond Beyond 04:46
17 Into Reverse 05:43
18 Jazz 02:37
19 Words (outtake) 03:56
total time 58:32

<> Thomas Wiegandt + friends – follow the flow (2012)
(improvised multi genre music)
Spontaneous togetherness music (with some overdubs) transmitted by Cosmic Radio. Musicians: Ben Russell (piano), Dick Richards (perc. flute, harmonica), Dink Rowe (guitar, perc., vocals), Ian Collins (perc., vocals), Noel Bourke (perc.), Sean Mullane (perc.), Thomas Wiegandt (guitar, ngoni, perc.,horn, vocals, lyrics 7 + 9, sound editing). All tracks are totally improvised, track 1 and 8 have been minimally overdubbed with environmental sounds. Recorded 4-6-2012 at Ballybane, Ballydehob, Co.Cork, Ireland

1 Percussion + Ngoni Funk 04:24 2 Flute – Piano 02:27 3 Piano – Flute – Hehey Voice 03:12 4 Ocean Of Time Riff 02:16 5 Piano – Gutar – Percussion 05:45 6 Piano – Gutar – Percussion #2 03:05 7 Impromptu Blues 05:55 8 No One Is An Island (John Donne) 08:15 9 Bayefall Reggae (to Ibra Fall) 11:38 total time 47:11

<> Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Dolce Vita – the music of life (2012)
> Dolce Vita <-> Variet� De La Vie <-> Living And Alive <-> Vielfalt Des Lebens <
Acoustic true vibration music, which is all about life in a poetic and passionate way. It’s not polished, but perfect as it is – in its imperfection and uniqueness. Lots of different sounds and tunes, talking and singing in different languages. Life and music: it’s good to keep both natural and real. Dedicated to the generous nature of the universe and the ancestors, who look after us.
Music played, written and edited by Thomas Wiegandt 2002-2012 with the help of these friends: (1) Dink Rowe: voc. – (3,8,11,19) Basil Schur: clarinet – (4,10,22) Roxan Riou: voc. – (6,15,17) Se�n: voc. – (12) Aleesha Wiegandt: voc. – (16,20) Ailin Becker: calimba, perc. – (23) Mark Minard: drum – (24) Sarah Zugno: voc. – Refl�xion Inutile was written in Paris ~1980 by Corinne ? or Natalie Benaim
The CD has 24 tracks with a total playing time of 67:39

1 Welcome 00:40
2 Unwind And Unfold (the un-song) 04:09
3 An B�thar Variation 04:02
4 Refl�xion Inutile 1 02:30
5 October 2009 04:10
6 On A Beach 00:31
7 Ocean Of Time 02:53
8 Trust (Sitalin) 03:02
9 Recovering 03:44
10 Refl�xion Inutile 2 02:44
11 Gurdjieff 05:09
12 Ballybane 00:27
13 Nilia (my beloved) 04:54
14 Samala (healing chant) 05:13
15 T�nt�n (fire side) 00:34
16 Circles 03:23
17 Traveller 00:31
18 Double U Double U Double U Dot 04:33
19 Leaves In The Wind 05:07
20 Heitere Gelassenheit 04:43
21 ErLeben 01:16
22 Refl�xion Inutile (acapella) 00:55
23 Ease At Last 01:14
24 Dolce Vita 00:49

<> Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Songs For Change (2012) not finished, A WORK IN PROGRESS!
Not like the other recordings, but hey! – it is necessary again to do this to raise political awareness. This is partly a re-working of familiar songs, so people can easily learn them and sing them on demos or other protest events. We, the people deserve to be treated fair and with respect. After all we have the power to change everything! So get off your arse and do something about it! We don’t have to be bullied by politicians and bankers. Actions speak louder than words. Write and play and distribute politically relevant music!

Drum Versions – everyone can drum along!
Thomas Wiegandt (drum, vocals), Iwan Rotin (drum)
1 Sympathy For The People (Rolling Stones, updated Irish lyrics: Thomas Wiegandt)
2 The Times Are A Changing (Bob Dylan)

<> Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Freedom Groove (2011)
… another constructive and spirited togetherness jam …
Ethno Punk Jazz Rock, a broadcast by the Universal Spirit.
Spontaneous improvised music by Ben Russell, Dan Grey, Dave Hounsome, Dick Richards, Gerd Neubeck, Ian Collins, Thomas Wiegandt
recorded at Ballybane, Ballydehob, Co.Cork, Ireland 24-11-11
Sound Editing: Thomas Wiegandt (2011)
The CD has 13 tracks with a total playing time of 43:15
1 Sometimes 05:40
2 Empty Circle 02:13
3 Another Circle 08:15
4 Freedom Groove 1 02:45
5 Freedom Groove 2 01:42
6 Freedom Groove 3 01:11
7 Freedom Groove 4 00:53
8 What Do You Want ? 01:51
9 Take It Easy 05:18
10 Full Circle 04:15
11 Impromtu Blues 08:00
12 Outro 00:50
13 Listen 00:17

<> Jono Heyes and Thomas Wiegandt – Exchanging Vibes (2011)
… kind of a Latin Jam …
Jono Heyes (guitar, perc., vocals): I really appreciated the embracing of the spirit of music over the obsession for perfection,�the divine connection. http://mamayeva.bandcamp.com
Thomas Wiegandt (guitar, perc., vocals): some tuning into cosmic radio once again, plus a few songs, loosely arranged!
Ailin Becker (perc.): … certainly unique …
Jeremy Baines (perc. on Recovering)
recorded at Ballybane, Ballydehob, Co.Cork, Ireland
Sound Editing: Jono Heyes, Thomas Wiegandt (2011)
The CD has 11 tracks with a total playing time of 58:13
1 bossa cosmic radio (stay tuned in) 06:40
2 samba coolwai 04:50
3 Heitere Gelassenheit (a song from 1974) 04:48
4 mariaho 04:51
5 Bayefall Reggae (dedicated to Demba Sow) 08:03
6 Toumani (dedicated to Toumani Diabate) 05:26
7 bossa jam 2 04:16
8 samba coolwai 2 04:06
9 Highway Of Desire (inspired by Jimi Hendrix) 06:58
10 je to 04:47
11 Recovering (dedicated to Charlie Marks) 03:13

<> Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Spirit Drum – Drum Spirit (2010)
– ethno-ambient percussion music
– a collaboration of musicians and non-musicians
– spirit music with a tribal feel.
Musicians: Ailin Becker, Ben Russell, Dave, Dick Richards, Gert Neuberger, Ian Collins, Noel Bourke, Thomas Wiegandt
recorded in West Cork, Ireland 2001-2010
edited by Thomas Wiegandt
The CD has 13 tracks with a total playing time of 51:55
1 Drum Solo Intro 01:34
2 Togetherness 01:41
3 Gathering 02:55
4 Shaman’s Drum
5 Tribal Energy 06:10
6 Jungle Percussion 01:51
7 Konkelo & Co. 05:50
8 Ocarina & Kalimba 04:45
9 Inside The Labyrinth 02:20
10 Spirit Drumming 1 03:57
11 Spirit Drumming 2 05:56
12 Spirit Drumming 3 02:13
13 Aiko An Sanctoir 06:48

<> Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Reggae Cloud Dance (2010) It starts with a heartbeat intro which soon leads into long piece, a mix of Reggae and Jazz, improvised in a laid-back and mellow way by 7 friends – musicians and non-musicians – who explore an unknown cosmos of sounds by listening to each other and playing music improvisations together, thus creating an instant ambient sounding composition in the present moment without a particular concept or a leader. It ends with 4 tribal percussion pieces, a playful celebration of togetherness. Enjoy the Reggae Cloud Dance.
Music by Ben Russell (piano, perc.), Dave (perc.), Dick Richards (flute, perc.), Gert Neubeck (perc.), Ian Collins (perc.), Noel Bourke (perc.), Thomas Wiegandt (guitars, perc.)
recorded at Ballybane, Ballydehob, Co.Cork, Ireland 10-12-10
edited by Thomas Wiegandt
The CD has 16 tracks with a total playing time of 51:23

01 Thomas Wiegandt-Heartbeat Intro 00:58
02 Thomas Wiegandt-Reggae Guitar Intro 03:13
03 Thomas Wiegandt-Acoustic Reggae 00:43
04 Thomas Wiegandt-Piano Reggae 02:53
05 Thomas Wiegandt-Piano+Percussion 03:02
06 Thomas Wiegandt-Jazzy Flute+Piano 02:35
07 Thomas Wiegandt-Jazzy Reggae1 05:06
08 Thomas Wiegandt-Jazzy Reggae2 04:01
09 Thomas Wiegandt-Snare Reggae 03:57
10 Thomas Wiegandt-Piano Transition 01:57
11 Thomas Wiegandt-Acoustic Reggae 2 04:03
12 Thomas Wiegandt-Reggae Finale 03:01
13 Thomas Wiegandt-Dick’s Chant 04:05
14 Thomas Wiegandt-Percussion Jam 04:18
15 Thomas Wiegandt-Cloud Dance 06:14
16 Thomas Wiegandt-Flute Outro 01:10

<> Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Tribal Jazz Jam (2009)
8 men with with very different musical skills and the willingness to play improvised music meet in a room full of musical instruments … the result: a magic musical carpet, trancy with driving rhythms and unusual harmonies – free,new and yet connected and together – a spirited Tribal Jazz Jam ! Dedicated to Sun Ra, who I was lucky to meet in Cairo in 1984 in a small jazz club.
Music by Ben Russell, Dave, Dick Richards, Dink Rowe, Gert Neuberger, Ian Collins, Noel Bourke, Thomas Wiegandt
recorded at Ballybane, Ballydehob, Co.Cork, Ireland 26-11-09
edited by Thomas Wiegandt
The CD has 19 tracks with a total playing time of 48:50
1 Mirage (flute) 03:01
2 Nowhere 1 01:58
3 Guitar Flow 04:38
4 Darkness 1 03:46
5 Rhythm + Sound 00:57
6 Darkness 2 03:31
7 Percussion-Piano 02:37
8 Nowhere 2 03:18
9 Chicken Groove 00:38
10 Simple 03:43
11 Feeling + Groove 04:39
12 Groove Shift 01:50
13 Nowhere 3 02:54
14 Sound Transition 01:12
15 Flute – Percussion 01:49
16 I’m 54 00:57
17 Nowhere 4 02:23
18 Ambient Flute 01:19
19 Guitar – Percussion 03:32

<> Thomas Wiegandt – A minor Love Affair- ambient guitar music (2009)
A pleasant and harmonious collection of ambient music by Thomas Wiegandt played mostly in the key of A minor on guitar, mandolin and sitalin – with some transmissions from ancient times plus some more recent classical and popular references …
The CD has 11 tracks with a total playing time of 49:00
Feedback: “This is really good !” (daughter Aleesha Wiegandt, 8 years of age)
1 Meadows 04:28
2 Flowers In The Wind 02:43
3 The Way Back 02:38
4 Ancient Time 03:31
5 Stairway For Elise #14 07:45
6 Nocturne Espagnole #5a 04:48
7 By The Well 04:03
8 Stairway For Elise #17 06:10
9 Fire Dance 05:00
10 Nocturne Espagnole #15 03:58
11 Peaceful Feeling 03:34

<> Kaleidoscope – a multi-instrumental experience (2008)
On this CD multi-instrumentalist Thomas Wiegandt plays 23 different musical instruments. These 23 original tracks have been recorded over 23 years and cover a broad spectrum of multi-cultural music. The listener may decide if there is any significance to the number 23, or if this is just a coincidence with actually no meaning at all. In any case: we await your feedback – kcabdeef. Total playing time of 75:48

1 Hang Steel Drum 04:18
2 Spanish Guitar 02:50
3 Gambang Xylophone 04:15
4 Zen Harp-Zither 02:08
5 Calebash Calimba 02:08
6 Djembe Drum 01:34
7 Sitalin Overtone Lute 02:36
8 Suling Flute 04:04
9 Euklang Aluphone 03:31
10 Acoustic Highlife Guitar 02:13
11 Shamanic Drums 02:20
12 Gangsa Metallophone 02:37
13 Mandolin 04:36
14 Cane Flute 03:26
15 Singing Bowls 03:44
16 Steel String Guitar 03:52
17 Agogo Bells 02:52
18 Ngoni Lute 02:31
19 Bonang trouv� 04:27
20 Sitar 03:35
21 Sawblade Sanza 02:06
22 Harmonium + Casio 03:25
23 Electric Guitar 05:54

<> Thomas Wiegandt and Ailin Becker- West Cork Gamelan – Ambient Percussion (2007)

Relaxing and melodic ambient percussion music, inspired by Indonesian Gamelan music, played on a variety of intruments and found objects, recorded in West Cork.
The CD has 17 tracks with a total playing time of 60:08
1 Made In China 04:27
2 Bali Bamboophone 04:11
3 Kileens Kitchen Gamelan 06:07
4 Bamboophone+Cowbell Wahwah 04:56
5 Tropical Rain 02:30
6 Going Places 03:59
7 Pulsation+Konkelo 02:20
8 Descending 01:15
9 Jungle Walk 04:13
10 Jungle Talk 03:36
11 Floating 02:40
12 No Rush 02:06
13 Looking For Something 05:14
14 Trance Dance 02:35
15 Chill Out 01:35
16 Getting Going 02:53
17 Aqua Blue 05:04

<> Land Of Magic – acoustic ethno ambient music (2007)
Soulful and gentle roots world music, melodic and rhythmic, featuring the Balafon (West African Xylophone), the Hang (a Swiss novelty steel drum), the sitalin (a sitar lute, build by Thomas), the Euklang (a tuned cylindrical aluminium drum, build by Thomas) and many other instruments.
Musicians: Thomas Wiegandt: guitar, sitalin, flute, hang, euklang, gambang, drum — Ailin Becker: drum, hang — Fred Rasta Mali: Balafon — John O’Sullivan Sherig: hang — Sound Editing: Peter Sai-Ngarm, Thomas Wiegandt.
The CD has 17 tracks with a total playing time of 70:15
Feedback: It puts a nice atmosphere into the house and the children also liked it very much.
(Justine Foster, West Cork Art Centre)
“Sweet music, thank you.” Caroline Carey (dance + movement teacher, West Cork)

1 Call From Mali 06:11
2 Magic Light 05:27
3 Sunrise 03:08
4 Dragonfly 05:43
5 Afro Dro (Circle Dance) 01:52
6 Hang On 02:16
7 Land of Magic 07:45
8 Take Your Time 02:48
9 Late Summer 04:41
10 Shepherd’s Dance 03:30
11 Mirage 03:34
12 Jah Dro (Circle Dance) 03:35
13 Happy Feeling 04:18
14 Dancing Feet 02:49
15 Another Land 04:12
16 Dragonfly (Hang Version) 04:38
17 Late Summer (First Transmission) 03:41

<> Thomas Wiegandt – Beyond The Strings (2007)
Instrumental guitar music to dream and drift downstream … or maybe just to listen to …
Thomas Wiegandt finally releases some of his own guitar compositions and improvisation… likely to be enjoyed by people who in this fast paced third millenium with all its technolgy and gadgets still like to listen to just a humble acoustic guitar or like to create a pleasurable ambience …
The CD has 21 tracks with a total playing time of 79:36

1 Spanish Road 02:51
2 Siesta 03:41
3 Sabana 04:37
4 Drifting By 04:31
5 Flying Birds 02:37
6 Feathers 02:30
7 Get Funky 02:53
8 Dragonfly 04:16
9 An Bothar (Sancoir Version) 03:51
10 Get Funky (2006) 06:15
11 Being Home 02:30
12 Guitar Raga 05:45
13 Here It Goes 03:26
14 Sunrise 03:10
15 Fantasia 03:34
16 Late Summer 03:42
17 Travelling South 04:18
18 Roots Blues 04:00
19 Senegal 04:24
20 An Bothar 03:41
21 Reflections 02:53

<> Thomas Wiegandt – African Style Acoustic Guitar (2007)
This is a selection of acoustic guitar pieces more or less influenced by various kinds of African music … sunshine vibrations transmitted into the Now from the ever present ancestors …
Musicians: Thomas Wiegandt: guitar, sitalin — Ailin Becker: 2nd guitar(5), sawblade sanza (10,15) — Norman Collins: 2nd guitar(2)
The CD has 15 tracks with a total playing time of 58:50

1 Baobab 04:25
2 Afro Blues 04:45
3 Roots Blues 05:24
4 Sunrise 03:48
5 South African Tune 02:20
6 Acoustic Juju 02:54
7 Senegal 03:17
8 Village Highlife 2 04:39
9 Get Funky 2006 08:12
10 Sawblade Blues 03:06
11 Being Home 02:51
12 Get Funky 2005 02:52
13 Village Highlife 1 03:28
14 Long Time Ago 3 02:31
15 Highway Blues 03:53

<> Inside The Labyrinth – A Shamanic Sound Meditation (2006)
13 tracks recorded live in the Unitarian Church inside a labyrinth during the Cork 2005 European Capital Of Culture closing celebrations 21-12-2005.
Musicians: Thomas Wiegandt + Ailin Becker
Instruments: shamanic drums, Tibetan singing bowls, flute, ocarina, kalimba, percussions.
Bonus tracks – from various Spirit Trance Drumming sessions:
14-16 (An Sanctoir – Ballydehob, April 2001 Thomas Wiegandt: drums)
17 (Hear + Now Sessions 2002, Thomas Wiegandt: flute, vocals, drums, bowls, rainstick. Mark Minard: drums, bowls)
18 (Hearing Voices – Sound Session, Cork 11-2006, facilitated by Thomas Wiegandt)
19 (Feedback – backward)
Time: 73:49 minutes

1 singing bowls (1) 02:48
2 singing bowls/drum 01:40
3 shamanic drums 03:02
4 singing bowls/rainstick 02:30
5 suling flute (1) 04:08
6 ocean drum/rain stick 02:34
7 shamanic drums/voice 04:15
8 ocean drum/ocarina 01:44
9 gamelan bowls 05:01
10 rattle/drum 05:07
11 kalimbas 02:39
12 suling flute (2) 01:46
13 singing bowls (2) 06:45
14 Spirit Drumming 1 03:57
15 Spirit Drumming 2 05:56
16 Spirit Drumming 3 02:12
17 Inward Journey 08:23
18 Trance Session 08:38
19 Grand End 00:42

<> Ethnic Forgery – music from around the world (2006)
An amazing variety of acoustic ethnic music played on many different musical instruments from around the globe. The CD has been recorded in West Cork, Ireland by multi-instrumentalist Thomas Wiegandt, being joined by various local and international musicians. They play a range of both lively and meditative pieces inspired by African, American, Asian and other musical traditions.
The musicians involved are Ailin Becker, Jeremy Baines, Andy Carling, James Casey-Ellis, Norman Collins, Dearbhail Connon, Doctor Dink, Toby Eaton, Frank Germuth, Markus Hohmann, Ato Mariano, Gert Neuberger, Katie Nixon, Dick Richards, Ben Russell, Basil Schur. The CD has 24 tracks with a total playing time of 70:50

1 Native Indian Chant 01:58
2 Village Carnival 02:54
3 South African Tune 02:22
4 Roots Blues #29 03:09
5 Rhythm Djungle 03:40
6 Still Around 02:10
7 Maori Song 02:16
8 Cave Time 02:09
9 Flying Birds #9f 02:40
10 Men’s Stick Jam 01:16
11 Tropical Fish 03:26
12 Bursting Out 01:22
13 Being Home 02:13
14 Spirit Call 03:21
15 Ancestor Voices 01:58
16 Transformation 04:55
17 Flowing 03:32
18 Sitadanga #7f 06:01
19 Indian Earth Chant 03:02
20 Mongolian Gamelan 03:57
21 Long Time Ago #9 04:51
22 Djungle Groove 01:51
23 Weaving 03:04
24 Eja-Ejaah 02:32

<> Drumming In The Streets – Tribal Rhythms recorded in West Cork (2005)
This drumming CD has been recorded live in the streets of Bantry, Skibbereen and Clonakilty in West Cork, Ireland during several festivals. It captures the real tribal feel of music recorded outdoors. Percussionist Thomas Wiegandt, joined by various local and international musicians, plays a range of both lively and meditative rhythms with influences from African, native American, Irish and Asian musical traditions. The musical instruments played are congas, the African djembe drum, djundjun bass drums, a variety of bells and shakers, didgeridoo and sun-shin (a Chinese type of banjo). This CD also features some unique individual voices. The musicians involved are Ailin Becker, Dearbhail Connon, Doctor Dink, Toby Eaton, Frank Germuth, Ato Mariano, and Urs Wenk. The CD has 20 tracks with a total playing time of 76:28
Feedback: “It sounds vibrant and has a real edge to it.”
(Dearbhail Connon, film maker West Cork)

1 Kuku 03:57
2 Spirit Of The Land 06:27
3 Tribal Roots (Afro-Waltz) 03:48
4 Long Way 04:21
5 Juju 03:18
6 Native Indian Chant 01:58
7 Padupa 02:37
8 Ato’s Chant 06:41
9 Samala (Afro-Waltz) 02:52
10 She Moved Through the Fair 06:27
11 Konkelo 01:24
12 Ato’s Jig 04:23
13 Reggae Senegal 02:44
14 Juju Jam 05:34
15 Palo 01:54
16 Ambulance Groove 01:37
17 Juju 03:35
18 Kuku Cherokee 06:08
19 Kakilambe 02:08
20 Fountain Chant 04:30

<> Thomas Wiegandt and friends – Castle Donovan Jam (2004)
constructive improvisation music – a collaboration of musicians and
non-musicians – an instant composition by the omniversal spirit
Musicians: Andy Carling, Ben Russell, Dick Richards, Dink Rowe, James Casey-Ellis, Markus Hohmann, Norman Collins, Thomas Wiegandt
recorded at Castle Donovan, West Cork, Ireland (2004)
Sound Editing + Overdubs (11,13) by Thomas Wiegandt

1 Last Train 00:19
2 Funky Jam 05:48
3 Percussion – Flutes 07:39
4 Laid Back Jam 03:50
5 Flute-Piano 03:07
6 Guitar Jam 04:45
7 Piano Jig 03:32
8 Harmonica 05:21
9 Piano – Guitar 03:25
10 Piano-Percussion 02:41
11 Guitar Riff (blue t-shirt) 02:03
12 Guitars-Piano 04:21
13 Drum Jam (plus samples) 05:16
14 Shakers 03:49
15 Old Time Piano 01:46
Total Time 58:03

<> Hear and Now: Coming Together – Music Improvisations from West-Cork (2002)
Acoustic music recorded in West Cork, Ireland. Exploring the vast scope of music improvisation became an exciting journey into the unknown full of magic and surprises. The musicians come from very different musical backgrounds and the improvisations do not necessarily represent the individual musician’s usual type or style of music. This CD has been funded by the arts office of the Cork County Council in 2002.
Musicians: Jeremy Baines: Flute — Sarah Cunningham: Viola da Gamba, Vielle — Sarah Groser: Viola da Gamba — Clair Lalor: Flute — Mark Minard: Xylophone, Drums — Thomas Riedmuller: Guitar, Flute — Thomas Wiegandt (Project Co-ordinator): Guitar, Mandolin, African Lute, Flute, Xylophone, Talking Drum, Percussion, Calimba. Recording Studio: Drumming Centre West Cork, Ballydehob, West Cork
The CD has 14 tracks with a total playing time of 47:40
Review: This album could certainly find a place in the record collection of any person who listens to the nature around them, notices that magnificent dawn or glorious sunset or wants to investigate their inner self. File under contemplative and thoughtful, and enjoy it. (Marcus Connaughton – RTE Radio – Cork)

1 Joyful Beginnings 04:17
2 Daydreams + Clouds 07:11
3 Inward Journey 04:04
4 Awakening 01:41
5 Getting Ready 01:51
6 On The Road 02:18
7 Curiosity 02:17
8 Soul Retrieval 05:52
9 Acceptance 02:39
10 Trying to Understand 04:53
11 Spiral Dance 04:53
12 Surrendering To Change 02:23
13 Ease At Last 01:15
14 Coming Home 01:58

<> Thomas Wiegandt – Singing Bowls – floating in the Universe (2002)
Deep stuff to leave your head: Sound trance meditation and trance music from inside the Here + Now, where time dissolves …
played on Tibetan singing bowls, euklang (aluphone), suling flute, rainsticks, kalimba and shamanic pulse drum.
Sound Editing: Thomas Wiegandt (2002)
The CD has 16 tracks with a total playing time of 68:14

1 Singing Bowls 1 07:24
2 Rainstick 1 03:56
3 Singing Bowls 2 03:12
4 Singing Bowls 3 03:48
5 Rainstick bridge 00:52
6 Euklang 04:11
7 Suling Flute 05:44
8 Shamanic Drum 05:05
9 Singing Bowls 4 14:09
10 Ocean Drum 03:42
11 Singing Bowls 5 04:29
12 Gamelan Bowls 04:13
13 Rainstick bridge 00:52
14 Singing Bowls 6 03:45
15 Kalimba 01:57
16 Rainstick Outro 00:31

<> Thomas Wiegandt – 2 Sides – Sounds For Ears (1989) music for electric guitar, bells, percussion, euklang (aluphone), casio mini-keyboard and sitalin (overtune lute).
this is a daring improvisation using multi-tracking to explore the borderland between sound and music, following the feeling of the moment rather than any musical concept, drifting down an unknown river thru an unknown landscape that turns into a soundscape, a totally new impression. minimal mind control but still coherent and structured, certainly a challenge for the listener but an invitation to surrender and to give up expectations to expand the horizon and to be surprised.
(originally a tape cassette called “2 sides” recorded on a 4 track tape recorder at Ballybane 1989)

1 Day Time 15:44
2 Night Space 20:27
Bonus Tracks
3 Flashback 04:49
4 Jingle 01:19
total time 42:24

<> The Jungle Inside – acoustic exotic ambient music (1991)
This is jungle music! The music is totally improvised and has been recorded 1991 during a 2 hour session in a room with special acoustics at Durrus Bay Studio, West Cork, Ireland. No sound effects or filters have been applied.
Musicians:
Thomas Wiegandt: drums, percussion, bells, flutes
Jeremy Baines: flutes, vocals, hooveridoo, birds
Gitta Ledergerber (guest):percussion, bells
Time: 41:55 minutes

1 birds – bells – percussion 03:12
2 drums – percussion – flute 06:08
3 bells – flute 03:24
4 hooveridoo vocals – bells 02:51
5 birds – futes – percussion 05:36
6 drums – flute 03:35
7 birds – percussion – sounds 01:44
8 hooveridoo vocals – sounds 03:07
9 bells – flute – birds 04:01
10 drums – flute – voice 07:59

<> Acoustic Jungle Jazz Improvisations (1989)
Only for the adventurous listener! This unique music is totally improvised and has been recorded on a 4 track tape machine with some overdubs 1989 in West Cork, Ireland. Track 1 to 10 had been released as a tape cassette. Track 11 to 14 never really got finished. Warning, some of the tracks are sometimes badly out of time, this was before Thomas got into drumming! But then things always fall into place again: magically strange and strangely magic.
Musicians:
Thomas Wiegandt: guitar, percussion, bells, fake sax
Jeremy Baines: flutes, vocals, perc.
Time: 76:22 minutes
1 Night Flight 03:08
2 Short Cut 01:23
3 Spiral Dance 04:23
4 Fiesta Fever 06:44
5 More 03:53
6 Rudi Rudi 05:19
7 Flow Motion 06:11
8 Swift Drift 03:45
9 After Midnight 04:05
10 Moiah 04:05
11 Vital Spell 03:10
12 Yum Kaax 10:46
13 Yak Xuma 09:40
14 Y AskY 09:15

<> Time Temple: Reflections (1989)
The music on this CD is ambient music to slow down and to enjoy being in the moment, being in a time temple…
The improvisations, played mainly in eastern scales on acoustic instruments, create a peaceful and meditative atmosphere. The different pieces are reflections of different moods, ever changing with the flow of life.
Improvised music is an authentic free flow of energy and vibration in the present moment and thus the creation of an instant composition by the Spirit. The music has been been recorded in 1988 in West Cork, Ireland.
This CD is similar to the Time Temple – Present Moments CD, but played on various different instruments.
Thomas Wiegandt: Harp-zither, percussion
Jeremy Baines: Flutes, ocarinas, bells, euklang, hooveridoo
The CD has 16 tracks with a total playing time of 44:41

1 Happiness 04:04
2 The Call 00:22
3 The Road 04:46
4 Everywhere 00:36
5 Memories 03:41
6 Invitation 00:27
7 The Way Back 05:59
8 Water 00:46
9 Crossing Over 06:52
10 Sparks 00:37
11 Transformation 04:56
12 Realisation 00:11
13 Home Again 03:41
14 Sleep 00:35
15 Dream Time 03:16
16 Down Stream 03:42

<> Time Temple: Present Moments – Ambient Zen Music for Harp (1988)
Relaxing and time dissolving eastern sounding Zen harp music to enjoy the present moment whatever you might be doing…
This purely acoustic music has been composed and played by Thomas Wiegandt on a beautifully sounding one hundred year old harp zither.
In his own words: “This music has been inspired by Japanese Zen music played on a zither called the Koto. As I did not have a Koto, I used a Bavarian harp-zither, which had been built in 1903 by Kerschensteiner for my great-grandfather Heinrich Reuss.”
The improvisations played in different scales and moods represent the flow and change of the everlasting and timeless Now. These tracks have been recorded in 1988 in West Cork, Ireland and finally have been transferred to CD in 2004. Enjoy!
The CD has 16 tracks with a total playing time of 50:38
Feedback: I like the CD very very much – and am listening to it right now. (all day actually). (Aranos – Czech musician living in Ireland)

1 Starting Out 02:13
2 Happiness 04:29
3 Wisdom 03:33
4 Land of Dreams 02:27
5 Moonlight Walk 03:58
6 Morning Dew 03:10
7 The Road 02:30
8 River of Time 03:56
9 Oblivion 02:49
10 Transformation 03:23
11 Memories 02:29
12 Moving On 03:11
13 Crossing Over 03:32
14 The Way Back 03:17
15 Home Again 02:37
16 Sleep At Last 02:56

<> Thomas Wiegandt: Out There – Somewhere … – a musical expedition (1984)
A Kraut Rock music collage of nicely diverse pieces surfaced after 20 years.
(Kraut Rock, meanwhile a trade mark, is a derogative in the Enlish language for the inventive and highly individual Rock music in Germany in the 1970s)
All acoustic and electric instruments have been played and recorded by multi-intsrumentalist Thomas Wiegandt in a farm house in the small village of Calle in the north of Germany in 1983/84. Only single takes were recorded on tape cassette, no overdubbing of instruments, several instrument are sometimes played simultaneous at the same time.
Guest artists: tom cat Jimmy Kater and film star Marika Roekk. Straight transfer from original tape in 2004. Sound editing by PeterSai-Ngarm in 2007. The CD has 16 tracks with a total playing time of 57:44

1 Guitar Start 03:52
2 Harmonium 04:51
3 TV 00:22
4 Guitar 03:04
5 Flute – Percussion 03:22
6 Cats 00:09
7 Casio – Electric Guitar 03:19
8 Marika Roekk 00:17
9 Casio Herbststrum 03:55
10 Mandolin 02:55
11 Sitar 04:11
12 Melodic Jazz Guitar 03:37
13 Slow Harmonium 07:55
14 Electric Guitar – Casio 05:30
15 Guitar – Ocean 04:00
16 Casio – Flute – TV – Electric Guitar 06:19

<> Cosmic Radio – Calle 33 (1983/84)
Kraut Rock jam sessions from a remote place.
(Kraut Rock, meanwhile a trade mark, is a derogative in the English language for the inventive and highly individual Rock music in Germany in the 1970s)
Once upon a time there was a community of unusual individuals who lived together in
an old farm house in the countryside in northern Germany. There postal address was Calle 33. They experimented with a variety of alternative and unconventional ways of life, successful or not, I think no one will be ever able to tell. They had a lot of quite common as well as strange self-built musical instruments and they played music, but this was something that just happened and unfolded as by magic by tuning into cosmic radio! None of the players was too sure how this happened and it did not matter one bit! As it happened some of the spontaneous sessions were recorded onto magnetic tapes, some of which got mouldy, but some others were saved and digitally transferred onto CD, for you to listen to these nights full of musical surprises that no one can remember too clearly …
Musicians: Kira Boschen, Martin Gust, Martina Fahrenberg, Thomas Wiegandt, Wolfgang Steinke
Cosmic Radio – Calle 33 – Part 1

1 Trance Mission 10:33
2 Happy Jam 5:56
3 Harmonium Chant 14:30
4 Silly Jam 2:47
5 Minimal Trance 12:00
6 Sitar Solo 3:28

Cosmic Radio – Calle 33 – Part 2

1 Halt Mich Fest 4:39
2 Harmony 4:21
3 It Happens 3:56
4 Calle 33 Flute Orchestra 9:41
5 Dancing Colours 16:41
6 Primal Jam 2:24
7 Harmonium Finale 2:38

<> Explanatory Notes <>

Random Sculptures
Random sculptures work best outside in nature. There is a strong contrast between nature itself and the man made found objects that are put into nature. The man made objects will naturally change over time by decay and of course the surrounding nature that will work them into their natural fabric to a degree that ultimately there will be totally overgrown and invisible. In this fact alone, lies already a lesson for the two legged animal. Interestingly enough, I myself, but other people as well, like that contrast of natural and man made as well as the reminder that all things must pass. Random sculptures show that way that ultimately nature will survive and this fact alone has to be very consoling factor for us to trust in the strength of nature as well as in the cosmic plan which nature is part of. As we live in an age of pollution, waste, and abundance, we can use all that junk to create artworks which ultimately is nothing but playtime for people of all ages to take time out of their prescribed daily routines which are not in harmony with natural and cosmic flow. Random sculptures also show change because nothing stays the same and in that sense they are a reminder that everything is alive.

Photography: SX 70 Polaroids
When polaroid cameras came out, they were the means to capture an instant memory which means you had a photographic print a minute after you have taken the photo. The quality of these photos was very poor, and sometimes appalling having nothing to do with the so called reality that photography makes us believe to catch as a memory. In other words, SX 70 Polaroids were so bad that they were ideal to be used as an art form itself to get a result in form of a photo that was to a large degree unpredictable. I enjoyed to use polaroid cameras that way eventually getting more daring in terms of the use, ie swinging the camera around my head after pushing the button, or obstructing the photographs to come out properly from its release slot, or using them outside the camera altogether by exposing them, for example to a certain amount of destructive violence and then afterwards squeezing the exposure and fixing liquids over the photographic coating just to be surprised by the strange structures and non figurative images. I also exposed polaroids to heat inside the oven of the cooker or I injected chemicals into the little photographic chemical pouches to change the whole chemistry of the process. The beauty of working in such experimental ways was the total unpredictability and the surprise of seeing something unimaginable. I admit making art is for me about the surprise and also about entertaining myself, entering a sphere of the unknown.

The Story of “Vision”
(that really did happen)
I once had a strange occurrence to my senses which I like to refer to as a vision for easier communication. In the springtime of 1983, I was parked up with my Mercedes ambulance camper van in a small town called San Leo in the north of Italy. Without any warning or indication, there was suddenly a very strong storm which is not very usual for the area. I was sitting in the ambulance that was shaking from the storm and suddenly my whole being was conquered by a strange sensation which felt very electrical but without the pain. My brain but also every cell in my body was vibrating from being bombarded by lots of information of which I only could remember very little because it was so fast and beyond my normal comprehension. I would think it didn’t last longer than minutes, but there was a whole lot of information going through me and of which I only could remember a fraction which I wrote down after I had more or less regained every day consciousness. I must emphasize that this happened without any intake of any drugs, neither the use of any shamanic techniques. The information that I remember was of a structural cosmic nature. Everything was somehow geometrically structured but at the same time everything was just one, and one was all. One part of this information I painted later as some sort of a universal diagram which was going along the numbers 0 to 9.

Vowels
Another transmission was the sound of the vowels according to Latin or German pronunciation: A – E – A – O – U, in English pronunciation ee – ehh – ahh – o – oo “I”: “I” is a high and piercing sound, it vibrates at the top of your head and is sometimes slightly unpleasant. The direction of that sound is straight up into infinite space. The “ee” is a calling horizontally out into the world. It’s a message that could be translated “I am here”. The “ay” is an opening of the chest and originates in the heart. It can grow to be a very strong sound after you allow it to flow and can vibrate your whole body and even beyond. The “o” is a very round sound. It originates inside of your belly button and is able to cross the transition points of birth and death, which are doorways into another sphere, either the physical manifestation on earth, for example, or the return to the omniverse. These are ultimately the same transition. We are born again and again on the other side:) The “u”: this is a very healing sound and at this stage of our two legged animal existence it only can be achieved with practice. This practice is very important as it grounds us and ultimately makes us enjoy our physical manifestation on the third rock from the sun.