Michael Wollny not only has things to say as a pianist, but in discussions about music, jazz and societal contexts as well—as one could most recently read in the cultural magazine Lettre International. In a discussion with Ralf Dombrowski, he developed a kind of theory about his understanding of music in a nutshell, based on Gilles Deleuzes philosophical improvisations in the film “ABC.” “It seems to me”, says Wollny, “that in the moment of making music a do-not-exactly-know-about-this, a rather more diffuse absorption of flows, notions are more important than a profound comprehensive knowledge about what one is doing. This also includes terms like ‘existentialism,’ ‘philosophy,’ ‘being there,’ ‘existence,’ ‘decisions,’ ‘freedom,’ ‘determinism.’ They fascinate and inspire but do not create sounds on their own, no forms, no motives.” Only a ‘do-not-exactly-know-about-this’ sets creative energy free—in both music and philosophy. This Enjoy Jazz matinee will engage with reflecting on one’s own doings, about artistic visions, musical challenges and, of course, about his role as an artist in residency at Enjoy Jazz. Hans-Jürgen Linke, music critic and longstanding companion of the festival, will be the discussion partner in this morning’s exchange of thoughts.