You can trust my music
You can trust my music; it is absolutely honest. I can only write and create according to how and what I feel; otherwise it would not be worth the effort, resources and thoughts. I do not ape any other composer or songwriter in order to be "in." Sometimes I feel compelled to imitate styles of other epochs; nevertheless, not of a particular composer but to capture the spirit of that period of time in question. Of the Baroque music, for example, I admire the sensuousness, sentimentality and solemnity of the slow movements, and the vivaciousness, overpouring joy and rhythmic precision of the allegros, on which I hang up my feelings as if they were clothes on a clothesline. Or, on the other hand, I use Beethoven's influence for expressing what I call "the tragic grandeur of humanity" or that of eastern European composers for converting my own brooding and melancholic feelings into reality. And the outcome is always Michael Drewes and not any of the great masters under which spell I had been. I rather tried to emulate them, saying: "Oh, if Tchaikovsky can do it, why not I?" But that was more in bygone times of my youth, and later in life I found out that I did not need these crutches to prop up my feelings. I am also open to experiments and try to stray from the trodden paths in order to experience new sonorities.
My music cannot really be "used." I guess that you would not even get a decent dinner together in your kitchen with the help of it, but I guarantee you it will nourish your soul. I always feel very flattered when I hear from my listeners how my music helped them overcome difficult times and that it even strengthened them. I do wish that this happened and will do so in the future, and the knowledge of this gives me the sense of purpose and fulfilment.
In prehistoric and ancient times, art had indeed a "practical" purpose, namely that of appeasing the deities and, as a consequence thereof, the forces of nature. But in the course of our evolution we have overcome this stage and can project our thoughts towards our own inner world, thereby enriching it and that of our fellow human beings.