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Daniele Trevisiol + Thomas Wiegandt: The Soft Edge of Awareness (2014)

12 tracks, total time 78:49

alternative chilled out classical music, 12 relaxing tracks for many occasions
Musicians: Daniele Trevisiol: violin, Thomas Wiegandt: electric guitar, vocals, sound recording + editing

Daniele Trevisiol + Thomas Wiegandt + friends: Doucemountain Jam - 2CDs (2014)

17 tracks

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

  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

Bang On - Ballydehob World Percussion (2013)

13 tracks, 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

  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

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

12 tracks, 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)

  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

Daniele Trevisiol + Thomas Wiegandt - Violin Songs (2013)

9 tracks, 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

  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

Thomas Wiegandt - Guitar Poems (2013)

13 tracks, total time 59:23

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

Thomas Wiegandt - Archaic + Contemporary Songs (2013)

16 tracks, total time 62:04

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

Thomas Wiegandt and friends - Free Flow - Ambient Cosmic Symphony (2013)

13 tracks, total time 56:40

(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

Thomas Wiegandt and friends - Magic Forest (2013)

10 tracks, total time 50:24

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

Thomas Wiegandt and friends - SoulScape Soundtrack (2013)

14 tracks, total time 61:30

Watch the trailer on YouTube.
Listen to the Websample on Bandcamp.

The healing is to go back to a simpler way of living closer to nature and the individual personal truth. 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.

  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
  16. bones - Why? 01:34
  17. kundu-good vibration 05:24
  18. horn-bells 00:23
  19. questions 01:09
  20. Dan Moi 2-kalimba-voice 02:00
  21. up in the sky 01:20
  22. gangsa-flute 04:33
  23. bones 01:08
  24. stones 01:10
  25. rainstick 02:07
  26. relationships 01:02
  27. flute 00:56
  28. happiness 00:51
  29. shaker 00:53
  30. calimba 00:28
  31. control 00:24
  32. harp 02:19
  33. people are hurt 00:43
  34. harp-kundu 02:20
  35. Mask 01:02
  36. drum finale 07:29
  37. audience 00:18

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) (not finished)

19 tracks, total time 77:49

Thomas Wiegandt + friends - Unbroken Spirit Chain

Poetic Ethno Ambient Music + Archaic Psychedelia 11 tracks, 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 meanngful - 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

  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

Thomas Wiegandt - Moments In Life (2012)

11 tracks, total time 45:19

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

Thomas Wiegandt and friends - Tribal Revival (2012)

improvised world music - from ambient to roots trance 14 tracks, total time 73:49

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

Thomas Wiegandt: Exhibition Opening Gig Ballydehob Social Club 2-8-12

16 tracks

Thomas as 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. Tracks 10-16 are from the rehearsal.

  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
  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 19 tracks, total time 58:32

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. IntoReverse 05:43
  18. Jazz 02:37
  19. Words (outtake) 03:56

Thomas Wiegandt + friends - Follow the Flow (2012)

9 tracks total time 47:11

(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

Thomas Wiegandt and friends - Dolce Vita - the music of life (2012)

> Dolce Vita <-> Varieté De La Vie <-> Living And Alive <-> Vielfalt Des Lebens << 24 tracks total time 67:39

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) Seán: voc. - (12) Aleesha Wiegandt: voc. - (16,20) Ailin Becker: calimba, perc. - (23) Mark Minard: drum - (24) Sarah Zugno: voc. - Refléxion Inutile was written in Paris ~1980 by Corinne ? or Natalie Benaim

  1. Welcome 00:40
  2. Unwind And Unfold (the un-song) 04:09
  3. An Bóthar Variation 04:02
  4. Refléxion 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. Refléxion 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. Tíntán (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. Refléxion Inutile (acapella) 00:55
  23. Ease At Last 01:14
  24. Dolce Vita 00:49

Thomas Wiegandt and friends - Songs For Change (2012)

A WORK IN PROGRESS!

Not like the other recordings, but hey! - it is necessary again to do this to raise polotical 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 politians and bankers. Actions speak louder than words. Write and play and distribute politically relevant music!

Thomas Wiegandt and friends - Freedom Groove (2011)

13 tracks, total time 43:15

... 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)

Jono Heyes and Thomas Wiegandt - Exchanging Vibes (2011)

11 tracks, total time 58:13

... 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)

Thomas Wiegandt and friends - Spirit Drum - Drum Spirit (2010)

13 tracks, total time 51:55

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

Thomas Wiegandt and friends - Reggae Cloud Dance (2010)

16 tracks, total time 51:23

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

Thomas Wiegandt and friends - Tribal Jazz Jam (2009)

19 tracks total time 48:50

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

Thomas Wiegandt - A minor Love Affair - ambient guitar music (2009)

RECOMMENDED 2 11 tracks, total time 49:00

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 ...
Feedback: "This is really good !" (daughter Aleesha Wiegandt, 8 years of age)

Kaleidoscope - a multi-instrumental experience (2008)

23 tracks, total time 75:48

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.

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

17 tracks, total time 60:08

Relaxing and melodic ambient percussion music, inspired by Indonesian Gamelan music, played on a variety of intruments and found objects, recorded in West Cork.

Land Of Magic - acoustic ethno ambient music (2007)

RECOMMENDED 1 17 tracks, total time 70:15

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. 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)

Thomas Wiegandt - Beyond The Strings (2007)

21 tracks, total time 79:36

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 ...

Thomas Wiegandt - African Style Acoustic Guitar (2007)

15 tracks, total time 58:50

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)

Inside The Labyrinth - A Shamanic Sound Meditation (2006)

19 tracks, total time 73:49

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.

Ethnic Forgery - music from around the world (2006)

24 tracks, total time 70:50

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.

Drumming In The Streets - Tribal Rhythms recorded in West Cork (2005)

RECOMMENDED 3

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)

Thomas Wiegandt + friends - Castle Donovan Jam (2004)

15 tracks, total time 58:03

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

Hear and Now: Coming Together - Music Improvisations from West-Cork (2002)

14 tracks, total time 47:40

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

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)

Thomas Wiegandt - Singing Bowls - Floating in the Universe (2002)

16 tracks, total time 68:14

Deep stuff to leave your head: Sound trance meditation and trance music from inside the Here + Now, where time disolves ...
played on Tibetan singing bowls, euklang (aluphone), suling flute, rainsticks, kalimba and shamanic pulse drum.
Sound Editing: Thomas Wiegandt (2002)

The Jungle Inside - acoustic exotic ambient music (1991)

10 tracks, total time 41:55

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

Thomas Wiegandt - 2 Sides - Sounds For Ears (1989)

4 tracks, total time 42:24

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).

Acoustic Jungle Jazz Improvisations (1989)

14 tracks, total time 76:22

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 Temple: Reflections (1989)

16 tracks, total time 44:41

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

Time Temple: Present Moments - Ambient Zen Music for Harp (1988)

16 tracks, total time 50:38

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!
Feedback: “I like the CD very very much - and am listening to it right now. (all day actually).” (Aranos - Czech musician living in Ireland)

Thomas Wiegandt: Out There - Somewhere ... - a musical expedition (1984)

16 tracks, total time 57:44

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.

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 Enlish 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