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The German composer and songwriter gives a little insight of the new LP, and its standout track 'Elizabeth Bay'. [read more]
Hauschka, aka Volker Bertelmann, has been very busy of late. Just last month the DÃ¼sseldorf-based composer released his newest album, Foreign Landscapes, on Fatcat Records and now he is in the midst of an extensive European tour. Bertelmann was kind enough to take some time out of his hectic schedule to talk to The 405 about his work with the prepared piano. Can you start by telling us a little about what a 'prepared piano' is and what drew you to playing it? A prepared p... (continued) [read more]
Abandoned City is German composer Hauschka's first full length since 2011, and it will arrive via City Slang next March. Described by the composer himself as "dark, but in a quiet, uplifting way," it's his first 'proper' release since Salon Des Amateurs, in spite of last year's collaborative album Silfra with violinist Hilary Hahn. [read more]
All images courtesy of Nic Serpell Rand (www.serpell-rand.com) Getting up early is never easy, especially when you know the first task of the day is to drive for over three hours, but there are definite exceptions and last Thursday was one exceptional case. Waking before the alarm went off, we threw everything into the boot of the car and whizzed off to Brighton with a smile joining our ears. They say that you learn something new everyday and we learnt that between our house an... (continued) [read more]