dimanche 11 octobre 2020

Sequentia Legenda interviewed by Adrian Bancu

🎙️ An interview for the Romanian magazine Helion Online and Spacers,
organized by Adrian Bancu
. I wish you a pleasant reading.

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This article is based on an original interview organized by Adrian Bancu for Helion Online and Spacers magazines. I wish you a nice reading.
Laurent Schieber (Sequentia Legenda)

Adrian Bancu: "The artist named Sequentia Legenda (Laurent Schieber) is a French musician/synthesist, he lives in France, near Switzerland and Germany.
The musician released his debut album: "BLUE DREAM" in December 2014. Other albums have been nominated for the Schallwelle Awards, the German electronic music prize. His discography currently consists of 6 digital and CD/Cdr albums, a double album "EXTENDED" and two albums in digital version.
Sequentia Legenda has also made collaborations with Tommy Betzler (Klaus Schulze's drummer in the mid 80's') as well as with Kurzt Mindfields (Jean-Luc Briançon) and with Michael Brückner (Live Session)."

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Adrian Bancu: "Who is Sequentia Legenda? Tell us a little about yourself."
SL: "I am a French synthesist, who shares with sensitivity, sincerity and passion, his own vision of the Berlin School. I am happy to be able to offer a part of dream, a bit of escape to the listeners. For me, music remains a vector of Hope and Love."

Adrian Bancu: "How is your first steps, approach to the music?"
SL: "It was in 1980, when I was 15 years old, that everything really started with the discovery of Klaus Schulze's music. The album "Mirage" was for me a real trigger, my musical trigger! I then went through several stages, first with analog synthesizers, then with digital instruments and it is thus recently with virtual instruments that I brought my musical work to light with BLUE DREAM my first album released in 2014."


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Adrian Bancu: "How you define your music?" TEST
SL: "My music is an invitation to dream, an immersive journey, an introspection, a cosmic journey. My sound universes are composed of loops of sequencers in constant evolution accompanied by layers and choruses and sometimes percussion. Among these elements, melodic lines are punctually added. It is a music that allows you to get out and forget this tumultuous daily life, where everything has to go fast, much too fast! It is through the overall atmosphere and all its subtleties that one can perceive all my sensitivity."
Adrian Bancu: "What musicians or groups formed you as a musician?"
SL: "In the domain of electronic music, my influences tend towards Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk, Vangelis, Jean-Michel Jarre and of course the one who will always remain my mentor: Klaus Schulze. I have a deep respect for the founding members of the Berlin School and I deeply regret the passing of Edgar Froese."
Adrian Bancu: "What genre of music you listen, especially?"
SL: "I still listen to the great classics of Klaus Schulze or Tangerine Dream, if not more generally classical music or jazz. As a music lover, I appreciate U2, Pink Floyd, Tears For Fears, Talk Talk, Depeche Mode or Marillion."


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Adrian Bancu: "Could you describe how you record in your studio?"
SL: "In my home studio, I'm in my bubble and time doesn't really have a grip on me anymore. The big difficulty is to end a composition session. I have my habits, my points of reference, my particularities. I work with virtual synthesizers, like those in Arturia's collection."

Adrian Bancu: "Do you prefere a jam in your live set or is everything sharply programmed?"
SL: "When a concert is in sight, I start my rehearsals a few days before the concert. It is necessary for me to give myself as much security as possible and rehearsals are part of this. My tracks consist of a pre-programmed part and other tracks are available for live performance. I now know that each stage performance will be unique and that nothing is predictable. It's a new experience every time. The contact with the audience is a privilege, a richness."

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Adrian Bancu: "Three facts that affected your life, deeply?"
SL: "The birth of my two sons Valentin and Dylan. The death of my first wife Nathalie."

Adrian Bancu: "I am sorry for that. Life have unexpected ways to test us in all kind of emotions."
SL: "Thank you. Fortunately, life offers us good moments that we must then know how to seize them and make the most of them. I'm working on me, on this aspect. I have my two suns (Valentin and Dylan) by my side and I stay strong and straight for my two sons!"

Adrian Bancu: "How do you elaborate your compositions?"
SL: "The beginning of a new opus is an important moment, it is each time unique and particular. It is a new story that is written, that develops with sensitivity, meticulousness and passion. I always leave myself a little time between two albums, until, when the time comes, I feel this strong and characteristic attraction that will push me in front of my keyboards and allow me to release my creative impulses. I don't really have any clear rules when I'm in the creative and experimental phase, however, I have to admit that the sequencer plays a primordial role and it remains my favourite tool."

Adrian Bancu: "What kind of landscapes inspire you the best?"
SL: "I will say landscapes from my imagination and also those coming from fantastic worlds, places conducive to dreams. I like science-fiction worlds, legendary worlds, space, mysticism as well."

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Adrian Bancu: "What is your vision of the future of our civilization?"
SL: "I'm worried about the future of my two sons, to be honest. One of them, Valentin, is a young and adorable autistic boy and I hope that he will be able to develop and find sufficient independence. I don't think the world will be able to stay as it is today. I hope for a change, but I hope that it will be as gentle and as favourable as possible for all of us on this earth. I still believe in Love and Hope, despite the trials of life."

Adrian Bancu: "What is the space for you?"
SL: "The BLUE! The whole range of blue. Escape, a source of inspiration and serenity."

Adrian Bancu: "What mesages you spread with your music?"
SL: "My music comes from my heart, from my soul. It is a sharing of emotions with the listeners. And if I can make my own contribution to this beautiful musical movement that is the Berlin School, then I will have succeeded in my bet and I will have had the privilege of being able to live my dream."

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Adrian Bancu: "Thank you for this interview! I'm sure we aroused the interest of our readers in listening to and searching for your albums and concerts. We HOPE in a concert in Romania, with LOVE!"
SL: "The pleasure is all mine, thank you for your invitation and for all the interest shown in my music. I know that Romanians are great fans of electronic music and indeed I would be delighted to perform in your country."

Adrian Bancu: "Au revoir!"

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Adrian Bancu

Adrian Bancu member of the Spacers association.

Spacers project manager, Rubin lasershow programmer, lecturer on science, astrophysics, ozenology.

Teacher-instructor for groups of students in the STEM workshops of the Spacers program.

Editor of Helion On Line magazine. Member of the Helion Club since 1980.

The original article (Helion) in Romanian can be seen here
The original article (Spacers) in Romanian can be seen here

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samedi 11 avril 2020

FIVE - THE STORY - Five years Berlin School

Five first years on the Berlin School's stage

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Thanks to Frank Heller for this photo


Dear Fellow listeners, Dear Fellow listeners,

The album "FIVE" celebrates my first five years on the Berlin School stage. During this time I have been fortunate to be able to share my own musical vision with passion and sincerity and to live my dream. This anniversary, it is with you, that I wish to share it here.

Take care of yourself and those around you, long live music, long live Love,
Laurent Schieber (Sequentia Legenda)

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Thanks to Alan Busby for this photo


The album "BLUE DREAM" released in December 2014 was the beginning of my musical adventure, other opus followed. Some albums were nominated for the Schallwelle Awards and I am proud and very happy about that. There was also the release of the double album "EXTENDED".

I had the privilege of meeting and dialoguing with musicians such as Thorsten Quaeschning, Bernd Kistenmacher, Harald Grosskopf, Bertrand Loreau, Olivier Briand to name but a few, and of collaborating with Tommy Betzler, Jean-Luc Briançon (Kurzt Mindfields), Michael Brückner (Live Session).


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Radio moderators have not been outdone in broadcasting my sound worlds on the airwaves. I keep in memory some of the shows, for example "BLUE DREAM Trilogy" on SineFM with Simon Thomas, the moments in Jos verboven's show "Electronic Fusion", the memorable "Murmure du son" with the duo Sylvain Lupari and Robert Hamel, the appearances with Ecki Stieg in the unavoidable "Grenzwellen", without forgetting the programming in one of the most podcast radio shows in the world : "La Planète Bleue" by Yves Blanc. The show "Le Bunker" with for the occasion a two-hour "Special Sequentia Legenda" organized by Guy Devilla will also remain a superb moment of emotion for me.

I had the chance to express myself and share my passion during interviews, for example with Jean-Claude El Jice for an interview in the Belgian magazine "Le Progressiste". I remember my first interview in German and live via Skype in the "New Age" show with Rainer Tyson Schramke.


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The stage performances in Germany, Switzerland and France were each time beautiful and rich experiences allowing me to have a direct and privileged contact with the listeners.

Here is the teaser produced by Guillaume Diard for Synthfest 2019:

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Unexpected projects were born, such as the participation in the book to read and listen to "La Lune, pourquoi on a décroché ?" by Lydia Mirdjanian in which my title "Solitudes Lunaires" was used as a soundtrack. I also think back to the Edgar Froese memorial project organized by Rebekkah Hilgraves. Surprises too, such as the presence of my track "AU REVOIR" in the La Planète Bleue volume 9 compilation, more information about it here.

There were also unfortunately some disappearances, I would come back here only on the premature departure of my friend Philipppe Vallin with whom I had a rich and warm contact. Phil had his own way of writing, an enlightened musical culture, a sensitivity that resembled me. One of Philippe Vallin's articles about me.

There have also been projects that could not be completed for various reasons, sometimes due to lack of time. The collaboration with Ron Charron (Kuutana Serenity) is still going on.

Some projects are in progress: the collaboration with the talented Hélène Vogelsinger, a concert project in a planetarium, a festival in Switzerland, my next album "BEYOND THE STARS".

And finally, to conclude this retrospective: During these five years, I have had the great pleasure to be able to benefit from the warm and unconditional support of the listeners whom I salute here. Thanks to all those who believed in my musical vision.

Laurent Schieber (Sequentia Legenda)


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Thanks to Beata Pardela for this photo


I discovered your music at the end of 2018 on Bandcamp, and the first shot I heard was "MIND LAKE". As I am a great lover of electronic music, as well as the editor of the only Polish internet radio EL-Stacja promoting exclusively electronic music, your music immediately caught my attention. I am fascinated by the genre of the Berlin School and this style of music is the most important for me.
The music created has a gentle sequential structure that allows you to immerse yourself in your dreams, to think and above all to relax with it. For me, the moments spent with this music act as a balm for the soul, carry everyday problems somewhere far away and give great relaxation and the strength to struggle with reality. This music has a great calming and relaxing power and I am happy to listen to it.

Beata Pardela
(Radio Moderator - EL-Stacja - Poland)

🎙️ Beata Pardela asked a question to Sequentia Legenda: "I would like to know how your music has influenced you, how it has evolved over the last five years, when you have created so many really great and precious pieces, and how you evaluate your work in five years. What are your ideas and plans for the coming years?"

🎙️ Sequentia Legenda: "My influence goes back to my teenage years when I discovered Mirage Klaus Schulze's album by chance. That was my musical trigger. So it was much later, in 2014 with BLUE DREAM, that I took the plunge and brought my musical work into the open. Those first five years were pure joy as I was able to share my passion with success and recognition. I am proud and honoured. These first five years have been a pure joy in that I have been able to share my passion with success and recognition. My dream has come true and my next projects will be in this line with a constant evolution."

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For me it's five years where every time I'm surprised that you manage to surprise me. The challenges in your personal life perspire on the sweetness of your music. Even in its most intense moments. And this sensitivity that you lay down in music responds freshly to mine.

Sylvain Lupari
(Reviewer - Synth&Sequences)

🎙️ Sylvain Lupari asked a question to Sequentia Legenda: "Five years Laurent since BLUE DREAM! Are you satisfied with your evolution? How did you see yourself five years ago? Are you where you wanted to be?"

🎙️ Sequentia Legenda: "Time goes by quickly indeed, too quickly! I am a sensitive and demanding person with myself and I must admit without pretension that I am happy and satisfied with the journey I have made in five years. I have always favoured work, quality, rigour and sincerity. In the end, I am satisfied to find myself five years later in total adequacy with my musical vision of the start! I have made no concessions, I have kept the course I set myself and this is the one that will guide me for the next five years: sharing my sensitivity through my sound universes."

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My way to Berlin-school electronics was easy but long and took almost 20+ years since I heard it for the first time… there is so much interesting music around, and I explored it step by step, style by style. In the end of December 2015, a friend of mine gave me a tip to «BLUE DREAM» and «AMIRA» – «Man, you’ll like it… I swear». And yeah, I did. That was a sort of enlightenment – vast seas of harmonic sequences that set up a whole Universe of sound… the seas to immerse in, delving neither into psychedelic nor abstruse soundscapes. Straight-forward, simple and even sequencing is the remarkable and one of the most precious advantages of Sequentia Legenda… it forms these breezing soundscapes that carry you upwards and away on its wings of soaring dreams and reveries to the azure faraway distance where the Highmost Welkin meets the Sound of the Sequence. And that’s the way it is.

Anton Uraletz (Russia)

🎙️ Anton Uraletz asked a question to Sequentia Legenda: "My question about your last 5 years is simple – how have you fell in love with sequencing? What does it mean to you?"

🎙️ Sequentia Legenda: "I fell in love with the sequences from the very beginning of my discovery of Klaus Schulze's discography with the two sound universes of Mirage. The sequencer is my favourite tool, it is very often by the setting up of the loops that my creative work begins. The sequencer is my machine for weaving the soundtrack. It is important for me to make several loops of notes cohabit and to bring this harmonic and rhythmic ensemble to life.  My vision of sequencing: Loops in perpetual evolution."

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Thanks to Oleg Parfentev for this photo


I will start from a distance and tell you how I discovered electronic music and the Berlin school in particular.

...it was somewhere in the 90's, I don't remember exactly. I couldn't sleep at night, so I turned on the radio. There was beautiful, unusual music on the air, not like the music on other radio stations. I stayed on that show and listened to it until morning. Later I found out that it was a program about electronic music called Back to the Universe. Programmed at certain hours of the night, and its permanent host was (and still is) DJ, musician and journalist Martin Landers. Here is his website and information.

This man (his programs) took me into the world of electronic music, which I had never known before, and it was from him that I got to know the Berlin School and other areas of electronic music, Klaus Schulze and many other musicians and bands.

I heard the music of Sequentia Legenda for the first time 3 years ago on https://vk.com/ (it's our Russian analogue Facebook).

Only there you can put music in addition to texts, photos and videos. As a rule, it is pirated, which means that nobody pays for it. I really liked the songs (AU REVOIR, SOLITUDES LUNAIRES, THE APPROACH), and I kept them.

Much later, I decided to search the facebook page of Sequentia Legenda. And I had by chance the release of the new album OVER THERE, which of course I also liked a lot.

And then, Laurent, I recognized your blog, your page on bandcamp.com and all your music. And I also met you and made friends on facebook.

Each of your albums, I discovered it gradually : listen, listen, listen... They are different, but there is definitely a recognizable style, the style of Sequentia Legenda. Each album has a favourite track or even several. I also really like the way your CDs are made: the photo, the design and of course the sound. Thank you very much for your autographs and wishes. It's very expensive! In the age of digital sound, it's very nice to hold a CD (or a vinyl record) in your hands! (At least for me).

What does your music mean to me?
Laurent, for me, what you do on stage is magic. It's magical. I have no idea how it works! Yes, there's an idea, there are means and tools to implement it (synthesizers, computers, instruments). But how it all ends up in this fascinating music - I don't understand! And I don't have to understand it. Magic must contain mystery. But I MUCH like what you get in the end!

At the moment, for various reasons, I am not as actively following news and innovations in the field of music. But when I hear a melody on a radio station, I immediately recognize Sequentia Legenda. How do I feel? If something you like sounds like SOLITUDES LUNAIRES (one of the diamonds in your collection!), I'm delighted. The heart starts beating more often, breathtaking, you fly away... It's not in words!

In conclusion, I would like to thank you, Laurent, for the joy and happiness you bring to us, the listeners, with your magical music. You have always had and will always have a constant and faithful listener who needs you. Keep on creating. I know this is a difficult moment in your life, but let your two suns (Dylan and Valentin), as you once said, light your way and give you strength and confidence. You are a wonderful father, a wonderful musician and, in general, a kind and good person.

I am very happy to have met you and the art of Sequentia Legenda.

I wish you much, much luck and all the best!

Parfentev (Russia)

🎙️ Oleg
Parfentev asked a question to Sequentia Legenda: "I'm interested in how the composition is born? Where does it begin? The very beginning. How do you put in your head this melody, this rhythm that will later be a success in your album? How does it happen? (I suspect that creating a melody is a long and tedious process (I might be wrong). But it always has a beginning, a starting point (a starting impulse). What does this mean to you? Share it, please, if you can share it :)"

🎙️ Sequentia Legenda: "The creative phase, begins in a subtle and unpredictable way, it's a call, a magnet that will attract me to my keyboards. Inspiration can come from an image, a story, a sound, a walk, a chance too. Then, in front of my machines, the experimental phase begins, often by setting up the first loops, then the first layers. Then begins the real work of composition, which can sometimes be time-consuming, because I am a demanding person - demanding on myself as well. For example, for my first track FLY OVER ME (BLUE DREAM), it took me no less than sixteen months to be satisfied with the result! Music is an achievement and I always want to put quality before quantity, I want to offer the best of myself for my listeners and for the beautiful musical movement that the Berlin School represents."

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mardi 24 mars 2020

Music remains a vector of hope!

Music remains for me,
a language that comes from the heart, a sign of hope!

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Dear Fellow listeners, Dear Fellow listeners,

Painting sound and cosmic landscapes remains one of my priorities in the face of this global health crisis. My way to move forward in this event remains essentially the sharing of my musical passion and to offer you a little escape, a little dream.

I also wanted to thank you for your support during the Schallwelle with the 12th place for my album OVER THERE.

In this period of confinement I invite you to enjoy a free version of "Valentins Traum" available here.

Music remains for me, a language that comes from the heart, a sign of hope!

Take care of yourself and those around you, long live music, long live Love,
Laurent Schieber (Sequentia Legenda)
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A free composition in homage to my son Valentin, who has autism.

I am happy to see my son every week, and I would like to share with you all the happiness I have experienced with my two sons, despite the adversity and trials of life. This is my message of Love and Hope that I am distilling musically with sincerity.

Enjoy this musical and emotional sharing. This title is free, I specify it, nevertheless if one or the other wishes to pay money then I commit myself to give the whole amount to a foundation for autism. Thank you in advance for him, for all those affected by autism.

From a technical point of view, this track from the album RENAISSANCE, has been revisited for this occasion. The duration is significantly longer than the original, with the addition of choirs from the Mellotron and with a new finale. Some frequencies of the sequencer from the legendary modular Moog have been reworked.  A subtle reverb has been added to the percussion.  The whole composition has been remixed and remastered.

I wish you a beautiful sound immersion while sharing Valentin's dream.

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I am proud and honored to be in the Top20 Best Albums at the Schallwelle Awards 2019 with my album OVER THERE. This success is also yours dear listener friends and I thank you for your support. For my part, I will continue on this path by presenting and sharing with the same sensitivity and sincerity my own vision of the Berlin School.

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I can invite you to follow one of the pages of my site "NEWS" presenting the latest news about my music and let's keep in touch.
For example the progress of my next album "BEYOND THE STARS", or the imminent collaboration with the talented Hélène Vogelsinger.

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dimanche 26 janvier 2020

Retrospective of the concert in Tübingen


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How did you hear about the concert?
Till Kopper: "By Laurent himself when he agreed to come here in Tübingen on the synthesizer weekend Happy-Keys organized by the Synthesizer Stammtisch Stuttgart not only as a guest but also to play on the small stage together with Tommy Betzler. I was very happy about this promise, because I really like Laurent's music for a long time. It was immediately clear to me that together with Tommy he will be the highlight of the Saturday evening."

What motivated you to come?
Till Kopper: "As a co-organizer I was there the whole time anyway, so the question doesn't fit exactly to the circumstances. But the concert was for me the one hour in which I could really let myself go this weekend and just enjoy the music. I had been looking forward to meeting Laurent and Tommy in person long before and then to see them play live for the first time."

How did you feel during this performance?
Till Kopper: "Très bien! The anticipation was great, but the performance was even better than I had dared to dream. I had got goose bumps several times because of this for me so emotional music. I felt as if I had been there live at a lost, extremely well done Klaus Schulze Trancefer Tour concert in 1981. Everything was perfect. It was the concert that I would have loved to hear even then (1981). Of course it was not an attempt of a copy. It is the mood contained in Laurent's music that makes me think of 1981 works.

Tommy played on the e-drums wonderfully to the sequences and gave the necessary "pressure". The choir and string surfaces were the acoustic pads on which the solos played by Laurent on the virtual Minimoog then floated. These long solos were exactly what I love and know from the best time of the Berlin School, both in terms of sound and playing technique. And it happened here right in front of my eyes, live. For me it was a journey through time into an otherwise no longer existing special kind of music which is only partly described and sorted correctly with "Berlin School". Even today, a few months later, I still feel a joy to think back on this really very successful concert."

Till Kopper kindly asked Sequentia Legenda a few questions 🎤
Till Kopper: "When recording the first tracks of a new title, do you think rationally as a composer in structures and pre-planned sequences, or do you make your music above all from the emotion of the moment?"
Sequentia Legenda: "Between two titles, I let a little time go by. Then, when I feel this impulse that's going to lead me towards my keyboards, this desire to create, then the experimentation and research phase begins. I let myself go according to my feelings, by improvising, emotions take precedence at this stage of sound creation. Then, it's the real trigger, so I know that it's the real work of composition that begins, with the progressive implementation of a harmonic and rhythmic structure. Once again, I am pleased to say that my music is the result of my emotional language that I share with sincerity and passion."

Till Kopper: "When was the last time you got goose bumps listening to music? And what kind of piece was it?"
Sequentia Legenda: "I'm a sensitive person, and the album "Spirit of Eden" by the band Talk Talk remains for me a special listening moment. I think back to my army year when I was listening to this music on the train. Today I find that this fantastic opus hasn't taken a single wrinkle! I still get as much pleasure and emotion from listening to this unique sound atmosphere with the passage of the choirs which still gives me goose bumps.
And finally, very recently, it's a title suggested directly by Youtube while I'm going through a difficult period in my life, with obstacles thrown in an inconsiderate way to undermine the union that binds me to Valentin, my youngest son who suffers from autism. It was a magnificent discovery with the title "Hallelujah" majestically interpreted by Mumi with his handpans. The emotions of the moment and this music gave me shivers."

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How did you hear about the concert?
Michael Kukat: "The event Happy Keys was organized by the Synthesizer Stammtisch Stuttgart, in which I regularly participate, so I was involved from the beginning and of course very excited about the acts we had planned."

What motivated you to come?
Michael Kukat: "To meet good friends, to meet some acquaintances I know from the net for a while, to meet them for the first time in real life, to meet new people, to have a nice chat and of course to enjoy the acts, to enjoy and be inspired by them. Distraction from everyday life with like-minded people."

How did you feel during this performance?
Michael Kukat: "I was absolutely thrilled. The music was great to immerse yourself in and dream along with and the emotions you put into this performance were stirring. One could feel that you don't just make music, but that you live the music you make with all your heart, that you are fully absorbed in it. Also the interaction with Tommy was a wonderful match. I could have continued to enjoy it for hours. What a power in our little private event! Keep it up, I'm already looking forward to the next time!"

Michael Kukat kindly asked Sequentia Legenda a few questions 🎤
Michael Kukat: "You mostly use software synthesizers on stage. Do you also have some hardware synths, maybe in a home studio? If so, which ones?"
Sequentia Legenda: "When I was 17, I had set up my first home studio in my parents' basement. Little by little, I surrounded myself with analog synthesizers such as the modular polyphonic PS 3200 from Korg, the MS20 with the SQ10 sequencer, the Oberheim duophonic, the ARP Odyssey to name the most important ones. With the advent of the MIDI standard, I separated analog instruments from digital machines. Currently, I work with carefully selected virtual instruments to meet my requirements. Indeed, I wish to get closer to the typical sound grain of the analog era. I imagine that the knowledge acquired during my youth about subtractive synthesis helps me to achieve this goal. It is not excluded that some hardware machines will be added to my current home studio. The little Moog Wekstatt already has its place ;)"

Michael Kukat: "Vinyl has a big comeback since several years, do you plan a Vinyl release in the near future?"
Sequentia Legenda: "This is indeed a recurring request. I will therefore have to look into this matter. I admit that I am tempted by the idea of a vinyl, but the production costs are still high. The idea of a participatory project remains an option. A project to follow."

Michael Kukat: "How do you prepare for your performances? Any special rituals or do you just let your flow take over?"
Sequentia Legenda: "I am a person who needs a minimum of security and a few days before a concert, I rehearse the songs that will be presented. I prepare my sessions, with a base and tracks defined in the perspective of Live. Playing on stage is different than in a home studio, each stage experience is unique. It's not possible to plan for everything, there's bound to be a bit of improvisation. The imponderables are part of this challenge, that's precisely what makes a concert so charming."

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How did you hear about the concert?
Hajo Liese: "Till Kopper and I (Hajo) have been making music together for a long time under the project name EL-KA (a pun (EL for Liese and KA for Kopper. Till had invited me to the concert."

What motivated you to come?
Hajo Liese: "Till and I live 650 KM away from each other. Concerts together are usually the result of spontaneous dates. So it was a great opportunity to make music with people of the same interest. We took the opportunity to rehearse three days before and to record a new projection."

How did you feel during this performance?
Hajo Liese: "Very good, a nice and also interested audience was present. Furthermore many old friends from Germany and Switzerland as well as from France came."

Hajo Liese kindly asked Sequentia Legenda a few questions 🎤
Hajo Liese: "I liked your concert in Tübingen very much and it was also very well received by the selected audience. Did you also feel comfortable with the quite manageable "Special Interest" audience or do you rather love a larger audience?"
Sequentia Legenda: "I was delighted to be able to play in front of an audience of connoisseurs, and the welcome I received allowed me to surpass myself. Every stage performance is a new experience in itself and it's good to live it. I don't really have a preference for answering your question, for me it is important to be able to feel at ease, to be able to soak up the atmosphere of the moment and to be able to answer it by giving the best of myself and thus to be able to share my passion with fervour and authenticity. The direct contact with the public is something unique and it is a chance to be able to live these privileged moments."

Hajo Liese: "In my opinion your music is very much based on Klaus Schulze, is that your intention?"
Sequentia Legenda: "I can't refute the influence of Klaus Schulze, his album Mirage was my real musical trigger. However, I have my own vision of the Berlin School which I share with passion and authenticity. Through my sound worlds, it is my heart, my soul that expresses itself. I have a deep respect for the founding members, the late Edgar Froese and my mentor Klaus Schulze, who gave the Berlin School its credentials. And, if I, in turn, can make my contribution to this beautiful musical movement, then my dream will be fulfilled."

Hajo Liese: "I would be very happy to hear you again at an upcoming event, is there something planned here?"
Sequentia Legenda: "Who knows, we'll see what the future holds for me. It would be a great pleasure. At the moment, a concert in the Netherlands is planned. My personal situation has unfortunately changed drastically and I will save some time and energy for my two sons."


Sequentia Legenda LIVE (Tübingen 2019 +HD Trailer)


The first track is "THE APPROACH" presented during this concert is from the double album "EXTENDED"
from EXTENDED, released September 20, 2016
Keyboards: Laurent Schieber (Sequentia Legenda)
Drums: Tommy Betzler
«The integration of Tommy’s rhythm part brings a new dimension to this title. His drums support Laurent’s sequences in a ramp-up leading to a climax of sound. This then leaves space for a floating conclusion where only a few gongs disturb the atmospheric serenity of the final reverie.» 

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