Stormvogel is the founder of the genre ‘Jazzbarock’, a fusion of jazz, rock and classical music, (from the medieval period up to the electronical 20st Century), mixed with elements of zeuhl, raga, saga, medieval, karnatic and qawali music, – all together with a repetitive and trancematic approach.
His works are composed by a so-called “modular composing method”, in which the routing can be alterated according to the circumstances. Main characteristics of each module are a poly-rhythmical and odd-metrical ‘basso ostinato’, next to non-diatonic scales (superlocrian and octatonic or symmetrical) and old, medieval modes.
Besides for its Theosophical and occult context, Stormvogel’s Jazzbarock is known for its incorporation of the ananog synthesizer as a full fledged instrument.
As a composer, Stormvogel is very much inspired by the likes of Magma and VanderTop (Zeuhl), King Crimson, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Jan Hammer, John Coltrane, Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Gentle Giant, Jesus Christ Superstar, Aka Moon, Richard Wagner, Igor Strawinsky, Anton Schönberg, Edgar Varese, Eric Satie, Steve Reich and Karl Heinz Stockhausen, next to Nusrat Fateh Ali Kahn, Gregorian chant, Hildegard von Bingen, Flamish Renaissance and Barok music and (of course) Johann Sebastian Bach.
Stormvogel performs these works (often called Drakenburger Concerto’s) with several groups in differing line up, consisting of highly energetic and virtuoso musicians with diifering background (like jazz, rock, world and classical music).