Meister of prepared piano Hauschka returns to Berlin this April for a special show at Konzerthaus Berlin with the Alma Quartet.
Wood, felt, aluminium foil, ping-pong balls and gaffer tape are just some of the materials and objects Düsseldorf-based sound researcher Volker Bertelmann uses – under the pseudonym Hauschka – to explore the prepared piano’s limits. With the wafting, babbling and pulsating rhythms of his arrangements as a foundation, versatile melodies varying in speed and timbre grow out of Hauschka’s organic sound – from the grand piano out into the concert hall.
The result is a mosaic of pop, classical, avant-garde and electronica, sonic frameworks that make people take notice, not only in concert halls, but in theatre contexts and the film industry as well.
Hauschka w/ Alma Quartet and Ava Bonam
Saturday 27th April 2019 | doors 19:00 CET | Start 20:00 CET
Konzerthaus Berlin | Gendarmenmarkt | 10117 Berlin
Photo credit: Gregor Hohenberg