Routes are distances between two points. They serve as orientation from a starting point to a destination. Perhaps the cycle of life of every human and animal being – from birth to death – can also be described as an individual route. As a change of cultures, on whose foundation space is given to possible further evolutions. Routes only ever lead to a temporary Aktualitätsjetzt (the most current form of now) that is born from a boundless flow of creative energy – ready to set off into even stranger realms. Roland Schappert accomplishes this with his music, which is based on many years of practice, feeds on diverse sound languages and, thanks to the technical possibilities of today, leads to an accumulation of contemporary musical structures.

Joachim Ody