Martin Kohlstedt, piano, electronics, synthesizer
The conflict is written all over Martin Kohlstedt's face. It doesn't matter whether the composer and pianist connects with the audience for a moment or sinks back into his refuge of keyboards for steel strings and synthesizers. Relentlessly, his gaze searches, feels its way through any space, usually getting ahead of his head by heart-stopping moments. As a musician, this is a gamble, a provocative as well as provocative play on the edge of one's own control - as a composer, on the other hand, it has concept.