Born: Germany - US Citizen since 1979
Playing Experience: over 40 years
Training: Classical Piano in Germany
Jazz in U.S. under Bernard Peiffer,
Synthesis in U.S.
Latest Project: Completion of 'Home at Last'. 20 years creating the Pipe Dream Center, a Performance,
Studio and Teaching Facility housed in an 100 year old school house in North
More about the PDC later, but so far over 800 live shows here.
MORE about 'Home at Last'
Six years in the making. While writing and recording, also learning multitracking. It is in the fashion of Vangelis, one of my heros, and his melodic influences. It is also like it was with 'EOS' a project I had to get out of my system. The album itself is a concept album all about Home. Look up the newspaper article under
(Osceola Sun, by Buz Swerkstrom) Also look up liner notes under
My motto for "Home" is:
"Calling all aviators, Navigators,
Orbiters and Travelers alike, If your destination WAS, IS or WILL BE HOME, this album is a MUST for you!"
I am also running an ad right now that states:
Music Lovers, Associations, Organizations, Societies, Educators, Library Groups, Foundations and Institutions, Regional musician and composer Manfred Schonauer is available for lectures on his new CD
"Home at Last."
All original instrumental keyboard compositions.
Contact: Manfred by email at
For the future, my attention will be more focused in the 'Berlin School' style
of music a la Klaus Schulze, TD etc. This style is a real passion of mine and
I could go on for hours about this.
MORE '...about EOS',
The CD contains 10 original instrumental piano compositions which are very
melodic because it is preceisly that - the melody - that I missed out of
most New Age music.
Clearly the influences of Vangelis, Jarre and of course good old Beethoven
can be detected.
In the liner notes I explain the 'whys and hows' about every composition,
for example, the last composition 'Gaias Dream' is a dedication to Brian Eno's Ambient Music, and so on.
The state of independence is very dear to me, hence the Pipe Dream Center.
20 years ago we decided as some other artists here in this area to leave the
concrete jungles behind and move out to the country and still find an
audience for your craft there.
We have a regular concert season every year running from May through
December, which features mainly original works, like cuts from '...about
EOS', or nothing but flutes, keyboard works together with modern dancers,
For plain fun we have a thing here called 'boogie nights', where I play and
sing 50's, 60's
stuff, reggea, jazz, boogie, blues, have guest musicians sitting in and draw
an audience from a 50 to 100 mile radius. The PDC is the happening thing in
Plus I teach music privatly during the day, play friday nights in a local
restaurant and play for any occassion that comes my way.
Enough for today, E-mail me for more info, Tschuss, Thank you, Manfred.
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