Clemens Christian Poetzsch and musical freedom
As a child he was immersed in the world of Bach, Schubert and Clementi when his opera singer grandfather gave him piano lessons. At the age of 10 he got a songbook by Frank Sinatra and his conception of musical boundaries opened up. Clemens Christian Poetzsch knows from this point on what music means to him: freedom, following instincts and the creation of a new musical world.
His new album "Remember Tomorrow" is the result of this urge for freedom. An extensive collection of thirteen songs that stand as self-contained world and bridges the gap between past memories and the present. For this he steps out of his comfort zone and adds new electronic elements and instruments to his compositional mix.
"It's like a house with thirteen rooms and every composition is a small room," says Poetzsch. It is the first step away from the staid world of concert halls and a classically harmonic language towards something more contemporary, more individual. He's taken everything he knows - from these Sinatra standards to Bach to more contemporary influences like Ryuichi Sakamoto, Aphex Twin and Winged Victory For The Sullen - and centered it all into a very special record that's testament to ignoring conventions and letting your intuition guide you down the correct path.
The album will be released on January 25th about Neue Meister. To bridge the time, we can already take a look into the first room of the house "Remember Tomorrow". "Ascending" is the name of Clemens Christian Poetzsch's first single. Give it a listen!