T. Denhard: Wake up! for piccolo and alarm clock was written as an improvisational mainframe with the main objective to stay in time along with the rhythm set by alarm clock.
“Repeat the patterns ad libitum and invent new ones. Groove away and have fun!” Tillman Dehnhard
Home video with acting intro, 2020
Wake up! For piccolo and alarm clock
Tillman Dehnhard (1968) is a well-known German flutist, composer and educator. He studied flute and saxophone at the Universität der Künste in Berlin, where he still lives, working as a freelance musician and composer.
Next to his own musical formations he has performed with various musicians of various genres: Sam Rivers, Till Brönner, Robbie Williams und Cindy Lauper. His performance starts with an almost unnoticed pulse, rhythm or endless drone: he simultaneously sings and plays, and his endless breath may cause dizziness in the audience. Tillman Dehnhard is often considered as a bizarre One-Man-Orchestra who can create memorable sound installations at any venue. He often performs as a Soundpainter, giving workshops all over the world.