Joachim Roedelius , a legend of electronic music, will play his first concert in Berlin, after a full festival in HKW was dedicated to his lifework. Roedelius was a co-founder of the Zodiak Free Arts Lab – the first hotspot for Berlin’s electronic music scene in 1968.
From that days he played a big role in in electronic, ambient and crossover/experimental music with the groundbreaking electronic groups Cluster & Harmonia. As early as the seventies, he had a decisive influence on british musicians around David Bowie and Brian Eno, who described Harmonia as the „most importand rock band in the world“. The complete work of Joachim Roedelius, containing hundreds of releases in his own diversity and range is huge and boundless, not least because of numerous solo piano works that Joachim Roedelius has created since the eighties.
Together with his family, Roedelius is running a regular music festival in Austria, called „more ohr less“ to which he invited Berlin based musician Arnold Kasar in 2012 for the first time to play a solo concert. Since that days they met several times and recorded an album which is going to be released later this year. Kasar’s work is recently known from his piano & arrangement work for Friedrich Liechtenstein, writing & production for Nylon, Micatone, Atomhockey and several solo records.
Together on stage for the first time in full length, both Roedelius & Kasar interacting and influencing two-way as they are both pianists & electronic musicians. Their music will be presented in Roter Salon for the very first time.
Joachim Roedelius & Arnold Kasar
Monday, 16 January 2017 | 21:00 CET
Roter Salon in der Volksbühne | Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz | 10178 Berlin/Mitte