Tlatoltoani / About
The word "Tlatoltoani" is taken from the Aztec language, and it means "artist", or, in a more literal translation, "one who with his/her hands sanctifies things".
"I make music the traditional way – I compose it!"
Michael Drewes was born in Germany and moved with his family to Mexico City at age fourteen, where he lived for twenty-six years. His youthful interests centred on drawing, sculpting and designing buildings. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture and his Masters in Art History from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and his Ph. D. in Architectural History from University of Kaiserslautern, Germany.
Drewes became curious about music in his mid-teens and learned to play the cello in school at that time. It was his only formal music training. As he started college, his mild interest became more intense, and he studied music theory, harmony and composing on his own. Musical ideas began to come to him, and he would write them down, sometimes with the aid of a neighbour's piano, and sometimes right from his head to paper - even symphonies - which he never heard, since orchestral facilities were not within his reach.
There are already circulating opinions in the sense that some of Michael Drewes' musical works are adequate for therapeutic purposes.
The artwork included in Michael Drewes' albums and singles, unless indicated otherwise, consists of his own drawings, paintings, watercolours and photographs.