Rooms that Speak: Hauschka

German pianist Volker Bertelmann has been pushing the boundaries of extracting non-traditional music from the traditional instrument for several years. The concept is called prepared piano and covers the addition of alien objects on, under and between the strings, hammers and dampers of the piano, giving him a whole new set of sounds as a result.

At this concert he will be accompanied by… himself. With two self-playing pianos, so-called pianolas, his already extensive sound palette is broadened even further and, in co-creation with the church room itself, he takes the audience on a journey to the innermost part of the piano and back again.

Hauschka started his musical career first in the hip hop scene and later drum and bass, but has since devoted himself totally to exploring every nook and cranny of the piano, so he can now without hesitation be named alongside greats like Erik Satie, John Cage and Steve Reich. This year he was Oscar-nominated for the soundtrack to the movie ‘Lion’.

Doors open 8 p.m.
Thanks to: Skt. Lukas Kirke

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