Composer Torsten Rasch was raised in Dresden, Germany, where he was created in 1965. He became a member of the Dresden Kreuz Choir in 1974 and was an associate until 1982. He analyzed piano and structure in the Carl-Maria von Weber Academy of Music. In 1990, he relocated to Japan, where he made up music for cartoon films and tv. He joined japan performers’ group Hikashu in 1992. In 1998, the Dresden Symphony Orchestra offered him his 1st commission, to create the rating for the film Völuspa. The orchestra following commissioned him to create a song routine predicated on the music from the German rock-band Rammstein, leading to Mein Herz Brennt (My Center Burns), that was performed in Dresden and Berlin in November 2003 using the bass vocalist René Pape as well as the celebrity Katharina Thalbach managing the spoken parts. The routine was documented for an recording by Deutsche Grammophon that premiered in Feb 2004.