Our highlight of another bumper packed Torstrassen festival is the appearance of le Millepede at the Volksbühne’s Grüner Salon on the Saturday night. Playing a well refined brand of acoustic techno-jazz, this is one of the danciest live bands you’re likely to hear!
the band Le Millipede is actually just one guy – who happens to play a whole lot of different instruments with his own two hands. He goes by the name Mathias Götz. Arranging various layers of piano, xylophone and glockenspiel, stylophone, Moog and harmonium, Le Millipede creates minimalist, instrumental pop gems, tracks with an immediate quality that seem rather simple at first listen. In fact, Götz’s recordings are somewhat comparable to the work of French-born, Barcelona-based composer Pascal Comelade, known for his use of toy instruments.
In both cases, there’s a certain childlike quality at work, a very disarming greenness and naïveté. Whereas Comelade often uses toy piano, Götz is particularly fond of the CASIO VL Tone mini-keyboard; and even though most people will associate said instrument with Trio’s “Da Da Da” single, Götz actually considers it a nod to artists such as Sufjan Stevens, Arvo Pärt, and Moondog.
Le Millepede @ Torstrassen Festival 2016
Saturday, 4th June 2016 | 15:00 CET
Grüner Salon in der Volksbühne | Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz | 10178 Berlin/Mitte