130701 Transcendentalists European Tour

130701 Transcendentalists European Tour Barbican Centre
fredag 18 maj 2012

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Concert

Med Jóhann Jóhannsson, Dustin O'Halloran och Hauschka

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fredag 18 maj 2012

Barbican Centre

Silk Street
London EC2Y 8DS
Storbritannien
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Tel: +44 (0)20 7638 8891
Webb: www.barbican.org.uk

On sale to Red & Orange Members - Mon 21 Nov 10am
On sale to the general public - Tue 22 Nov 10am

A special triple bill of Fat Cat artists, all of whom are opening up very different pathways through the new musical zone where post-classical, electronica, ambient and song meet.

Johann Johannsson was born in Iceland but currently lives in Copenhagen, Denmark. His first solo record - Englabörn - combined the influence of Baroque music, Erik Satie, Bernard Herrmann, Moondog and the electronic music of labels like Mille Plateaux and Mego, and it became a defining document of an emerging new sound. Subsequent releases like Virthulegu Forsetar (for brass ensemble, pipe organ, electronic drones and percussion) and IBM 1401 - A User’s Manual (2006) (for 60-piece string orchestra) expanded both his musical vision and his influence. His most recent record The Miners’ Hymns was a collaboration with the film-maker Bill Morrison, originally commissioned by the Brass Durham International Festival. For this show, Johann will perform with film projections and a string ensemble.


Hauschka is the alias of German pianist / composer Volker Bertelmann, who currently resides in Dusseldorf. He studied classical piano for ten years, but his work as Hauschka is based upon a playful exploration of the possibilities of the ‘prepared’ piano - a playfully disruptive intervention into the preconceived idea of the piano as a pure-toned, perfected instrument waiting for a gifted virtuoso to play on it. With the aid of his interventions, the piano becomes as much a machine for generating rhythms as it does for melody. His pieces are small rhythmic sound-vignettes inspired by East Asian harmonies, the minimalism of Reich, Glass and Nyman, and also by in Satie and Ravel. He is joined for this performance by Samuli Kosminen of Mum, which whom he toured successfully in 2011.


Dustin O’Halloran - born in Los Angeles but based in Berlin - is a pianist and composer of languid and contemplative melodies. A pair of solo piano recordings (made in 2005 and 2006) opened up a route away from Devics (the band he formed with Sarah Lov back in the 1990s) and towards a new voice. Since then, he has written soundtracks for Sofia Coppola and William Olsen and explored ever more expansive arrangements, bringing sighing strings, wistful harps and warm woodwind to recent records like Lumiere and Vorleben (both 2011). For this show, Dustin will perform with a string quartet.
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  • k2core

    Hauschka's was amazing! i'm not sure if i should be dissappointed by Johansson's performance as he hardly did much himself, as all he did was play a few notes on the keyboard and press play on his laptop. (wicked performance by the cellist/violinists obviously) Very good music but i might as well listen to the album itself. I was soo looking forward to his performance, but all is beaten by the amazing Hauschka, i swear i got a crush on that man now!

    23 maj 2012 Svara
  • 24db

    hauschka's set was the best 'for me'

    19 maj 2012 Svara
  • theatmosphere

    Amazing gig...slightly spoilt by some cretins sitting behind me who thought it was hilarious to go "shhhh" really loudly during all the quiet gigs and then burst into hysterics.

    19 maj 2012 Svara
  • 01010100

    not sure if it had anything to do with it, but last night I dreamed of drums. lots of them.

    19 maj 2012 Svara
  • Teddeh

    haha hey Salaey :D we were in the same section (stalls) but towards the back by the sound desk. Looks like Mike was about too! Just picked up Hauschka's new album...

    19 maj 2012 Svara
  • S_JnrIII

    Hi five ED! where were you? I was sat with the Yndi Halda boys near the front. great show

    19 maj 2012 Svara
  • Teddeh

    Contender for gig of the year - just amazing

    18 maj 2012 Svara
  • k2core

    H10 :D. Woooo

    18 maj 2012 Svara
  • dash__dot

    R5

    18 maj 2012 Svara
  • littlebelleve

    on the way tonight!!!!

    18 maj 2012 Svara
  • muffinpop

    F33

    17 maj 2012 Svara
  • DJ__Infinite

    B26 :)

    16 maj 2012 Svara
  • Feyodor

    Q17

    16 maj 2012 Svara
  • Kanazawa01

    B86 ;;;

    15 maj 2012 Svara
  • ABoyLikeMe86

    Q65 yo!

    15 maj 2012 Svara
  • Teddeh

    R48 ;>

    14 maj 2012 Svara
  • mcmanderley

    G10!

    10 maj 2012 Svara
  • wwwvalerica

    whoaa awesome. who's sitting next to me, I'm on D4? :)

    10 maj 2012 Svara
  • k2core

    wow..awesome!

    24 jan 2012 Svara
  • Teddeh

    not missing this for all the tea in China

    21 dec 2011 Svara
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