Until the uprising of punk, music seemed connected with virtuosity and complex compositions. Punk brought back rock & roll to the essence: a means of expressing emotions. Not technique or skills but honesty as the proof of quality. It is 1976 when Frank throws his air guitar aside and starts playing the real thing.
Frank played guitar in a dozen bands but also composed and performed solo all these years. In 2000 he released 5 CD’s that form a chronological overview of that lonely musical existence. The compilation exists of music composed and played by himself.
The good listener will recognise the punk roots. But the music has evolved into beautiful melodies.
Aside from the EP In the Land of Milk & Honey, FRANK in 2003 released the first album in a series of music dedicated to poetry of the Great War, For War is Hell. Followed by Out of Trenches in 2015. A new single called Abschied was released in 2017.
For Frank composing often starts with layering simple repeating melody lines.
From every combination arises a new harmony. Every new harmony produces ideas for a new melody line. An endless amount of harmonies, risen from the same origin. In the end a melody line is chosen that will be the leitmotiv to which all the others have to conform. Some will survive, the others will vanish. Making the structure of the song is the last phase of the process.
Frank performed solo and with bands on a.o:
Futuruma, New Music Seminar NY, New Pop and in clubs all over Europe.