Pianist and composer Clemens Christian Poetzsch describes his album "Remember Tomorrow" as "a house with thirteen rooms - every composition is like a small room". A comprehensive collection of thirteen songs, each standing like its own self-contained world. On his Neue Meister debut Poetzsch deals with musical flashbacks and déjà vu experiences with familiar people and places. His goal was to deconstruct "these short moments in certain situations where you suddenly feel reminded of something". These moments "everyone knows, they accompany you through life and therefore have a certain influence on your future, on your behaviour, on how you talk to people or how you see things".
Poetzsch himself explains that "when he enters a room or talks to someone, he suddenly thinks, 'Oh, that seems familiar to me.'" Music can also awaken memories or recall fragments of experiences. So "Remember Tomorrow" is his approach to find a meaning in all this and to bridge the gap between yesterday and tomorrow. To achieve this, Poetzsch ventured into new territory, incorporating new elements and instruments into his compositions and giving free rein to his ideas.
"Some things were written out of improvisation, others not - there was no real plan," explains Poetzsch. Double bass, piano, jazz, classical and electronic influences have all contributed to "Remember Tomorrow".
Clemens Christian Poetzsch's approach, both in experimenting and collaborating with colleagues, is to simply dive in and try out, discovering new things and seeing what works and what doesn't. He does the same with electronic sounds and samples. The freedom to set no limits to one's own creativity and to consciously break with preconceived opinions and prejudices regarding genres or instruments is at the centre of creative work here.
Poetzsch has combined everything he know - from Sinatra songs to Bach and more contemporary influences such as Ryuichi Sakamoto, Aphex Twin and Winged Victory For The Sullen - and merged them into the very album with which he celebrates his label debut with Neue Meister. "Remember Tomorrow" is proof of how it can sound when you avoid conventions and let your intuition guide you in your search for your own path.