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Critically acclaimed German composer and songwriter Hauschka has shared a new music video for his song 'Agdam'. He's also revealed a string of UK tour dates supporting his latest album Abandoned City. [read more]
With a fairly relaxed Wednesday out of the way, we decided to take a quick stroll (almost) up to the peak of Mount Esja in the day before coming back down again and enjoying a few beers and trying a few Icelandic delicacies (Puffin and Whale are both amazing). After a bit of complaining about how much we ached, we set off to the beautiful church Frikirkjan to see Hauschka. [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]