Palais Wittgenstein presents a mini festival of modern classical music with a fantastic lineup featuring a collaboration between Hauschka and Samuli Kosminen from Müm as well as Jóhann Jóhannsson and Dustin O`Halloran each performing with a live string quartet.
With such a sensational programme this is sure to be one of the concert highlights of the month of May in Berlin.
Volker Bertelmann, better known as HAUSCHKA, has achieved renown by reviving an instrument that ever since John Cage occupies a permanent place in new music: the prepared piano. On his current album “Foreign landscapes” Hauschka departs from the chamber music format, as for the first time he arranges his repetitive textures for an orchestra consisting of twelve string players and brass.
Hauschka | Morgenrot
Jóhann Jóhannsson founded the Apparat Organ Quartet in 1999, who have played various European festivals to great acclaim. Jóhann has also produced and written music with artists as diverse as Marc Almond (Stranger Things album), Barry Adamson and Pan Sonic, The Hafler Trio, Magga Stina and others.
Jóhann Jóhannsson | Rainwater Promo
A self-taught pianist from the age of 7, Dustin O’Halloran’s personal histories give us some clue to the thickly-woven tapestries of his music: he has lived in LA , Italy and Berlin. His arresting, heartbreaking music is as much an elegant exercise in nuance and grace as it is a pure, intuitive, personal expression – and here is where we see some explanation into Dustin’s quiet rise to notoriety and his continued ascension.
Dustin O’Halloran | We Move Lightly
With such a formidable lineup, this event is truly unmissable for anyone interested in the future of modern classical music. Digital in Berlin highly recommended!
Hauschka feat. Samuli Kosminen (Mum) (D/FIN), Jóhann Jóhannsson & String Ensemble (ICE), Dustin O`Halloran & String Ensemble (US) LIVE
presented by Palais Wittgenstein
Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | 20:00 CET
Heimathafen Neukölln| Karl-Marx-Straße 141 | 12043 Berlin/Neukölln