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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]
On the heels of Septemberâs âFerndorfâ album, Dusseldorf-based pianist / composer Volker Bertelmann (aka Hauschka) kicks of the new year with a beautiful extension of previously unreleased material, all of which was recorded during the âFerndorfâ sessions. Featuring seven new tracks totaling over forty minutes (five on the vinyl edition), âSnowflakes and Carwrecksâ is a great follow-up to an album that has continued to draw widespread critical acclaim. Where prev... (continued) [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]