Since the first man opened his eyes, the starry sky, with its variabilities and periodicities, has been one of the unchangeable conditions that surround us and affect our life. The famous Sky Disc from Nebra, which was completely unexpectedly rediscovered in Central Germany at the turn of the last millennium, is the oldest known representation of this firmament to date. From today's perspective, it connects the secrets of the deepest depths of space with our most distant prehistoric times and hides an enigmatic subtext.

If you would hang the disc on a ceiling and lie on your back underneath, this would correspond to lying in a clearing at night: from twilight to twilight one would be exposed to the imperceptible movements and the glow of the heavenly bodies one could also perceive the canopy of heaven and night noises with closed eyes – in touch with the beginnings of our past.

Such an idea determines my composition, which undertakes to circumscribe the figures visible on the disc and to approach them: the two arcs of the horizon, the waxing and the full moon, the seven stars of the Pleiades and – as its only non-rational component – the sun ship.

Sechs Nachtstücke now represent a description of state rather than a developmental aspect, more an intimation than an illustration. Slow movements, sedate tempos, reduced volume, crystalline tissue and tentative, cautious, lucid gestures predominate, quasi looking for magical floating moments, again and again bathed in a silvery, glittering glow of harpsichord colors. The "sun pieces" No. I and No. VI are related more closely than the "moon pieces" No. II and No. V, while in each of these four sections the same motto-like and hinge-like elements are used repeatedly. On the other hand, No. III, made up of opposed groups, and the incessantly unpredictable sound continuum of No. IV, are more firmly connected and of a completely different kind, and both of them insist on their own material.