Schiller is an electronic music project led by Christopher von Deylen, a German musician, composer and producer.
The band is named after the German poet and dramatist Friedrich Schiller.
Schiller won the ECHO award in 2002 for the Best Dance Single of the Year with 'Dream of You'.
Schiller has sold over 7 million albums worldwide.Christopher von Deylen does not provide any vocals for Schiller productions himself.
Vocals are sung by guest artists including Sarah Brightman, Moya Brennan of Clannad, Adam Young of Owl City, Andrea Corr of The Corrs, Colbie Caillat, Sarah Howells of Welsh emotional folk / indie band Paper Aeroplanes, Ben Becker, Peter Heppner of synth pop band Wolfsheim, MiLù - also known as Mila Mar, Xavier Naidoo, Maya Saban, Kim Sanders formerly of Culture Beat, Ana Torroja of the Spanish pop group Mecano, Tarja Turunen formerly of power metal group Nightwish, Despina Vandi, Alexander Veljanov of Darkwave group Deine Lakaien, Swedish singer September.
Other musicians that have collaborated with Schiller include Anggun, Lang Lang, Klaus Schulze, Mike Oldfield, Helen Boulding, Kate Havnevik, Damae of Fragma, Jaël of Swiss band Lunik, Stephenie Coker and German actress Anna Maria Mühe.Many of Schiller's albums take over a year to receive a North American release.
Until 2008 several of Schiller's tracks were re-recorded with English replacing German lyrics.
The television channel Music Force Europe dedicates a weekly programming slot to Schiller's music; the show is called "Schill-out."Musical beginningsSchiller started as a duo, formed by Christopher von Deylen and Mirko von Schlieffen in 1998.
The first single of the band was Glockenspiel, with great success in Germany.
In 1999 their first full album, Zeitgeist, was launched, focusing in club and dance music.
Since von Schlieffen wanted to focus mostly in trance music, while von Deylen wanted a more eclectic electronica, the duo split after their second album, Weltreise.Post splitSchiller's fifth album, Sehnsucht (Desire) was announced in December 2007 and later released on 22 February 2008.
Sehnsucht was simultaneously released in two formats and in three editions which are as follows:A limited super deluxe edition 3-disc release with two CDs and a DVD.
Over 30 new songs will be on the album, with vocalists including Kim Sanders and Jette von Roth who have collaborated with Schiller in the past, as well as some new voices, Klaus Schulze, Ana Torroja, Despina Vandi, Ben Becker, Xavier Naidoo, among others.The DVD contains footage from the Schiller concert in Kiev, as well as music video clips and 15-minute segment with von Deylen himself.
Also included is a 36-page book containing photos, discussions, detailed information about particular songs, and other ephemera.A limited edition which contains only one audio disc and a DVD.
The audio disc comprises a selection of tracks from the first and second discs of the super deluxed edition.
The DVD is identical to the one in the super deluxe edition.Sehnsucht, a track from the new album, is the first video, and the first single from the album.Over 100,000 copies of Sehnsucht have been sold since the release of the album, It has received a golden certification.
"Sehnsucht" was internationally released under the name "Desire" on 26 May 2008.Schiller also collaborated with Colbie Caillat on "You" which was released in 2008, both of them appear in the accompanying video.
Same year Schiller produced another successful single called 'Time For Dreams' with world famous Chinese pianist Lang Lang.
The song was used by the German TV channel ZDF during the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing.In February 2010, Schiller's sixth studio album - Atemlos - was released.
It debuted on second position on German Charts and was the highest entry for a domestic album for the week.
The English edition of the album Atemlos (German for Breathless) reached until number 3 in the chart of IFPI in Greece.On July 28, 2012, Christopher Von Deylen announced, on his Facebook page and website, the Seventh studio album under the Schiller project - Sonne (English: Sun) - to be released on October 5, 2012.Music LicensingMaserati has used three of Schiller's songs, "Drifting and Dreaming" with Jette von Roth for their promotional video of the Maserati GranTurismo, and "Sommernacht" (German for Summer Night) for their video on the GranTurismo S high performance version, as well as "Let Me Love You" with Kim Sanders for their Quattroporte high performance sedan.Daf in TranceSchiller used Daf which is one of the most Powerful Persian percussive instruments in the 10th tack of Leben album (The Smile ft Sarah Brightman)
Das Glockenspiel [Schill Out Mix]