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With techno producer Henrik Schwarz and jazz pianist Bugge Wesseltoft, two extraordinary musicians, who are considered masters of innovative improvisation in each of their musical realms, return to the stage of UM:LAUT in September! For their new project „Scripted & Prepared Pianos“ the duo explores the tonal and rhythmical scopes of the piano, resulting in a unique electroacoustic sound between jazz, ambient and groovy electronica. While Schwarz uses a disklavier grand piano, the keys, hammers and pedals of which can be controlled via a specific software, thereby making complex rhythmic and harmonic structures possible which could never be played with the hands, Bugge Wesseltoft contributes melodies and musical themes with a second grand piano and a synthesizer. With the instruments getting prepared and manipulated, sounds are going through analogue and digital editing and alienation – an interplay in the experimental range between classical and electronic instrumentation, club and concert hall comes into being.

After an exclusive performance at Montreux Jazz Festival 2017, Schwarz and Wesseltoft present „Scripted & Prepared Pianos“ on the occassion of the release of the EP of the same name for the first time within the series of UM:LAUT at Radialsystem.

HENRIK SCHWARZ & BUGGE WESSELTOFT
Scripted & Prepared Pianos – Record Release Concert
08 & 09 September 2018 | 20:00 | Radialsystem

> Tickets are available now at Radialsystem’s box-office
> Online tickets (plus fees) are available here

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Henrik Schwarz is amongst the most sought-after producers of electronic dance music worldwide. His musical influences span from deep house and Detroit techno, all the way to hip hop and rare groove to jazz, soul and funk. Schwarz is considered one of the most multifaceted artists of electronic music – he has composed for film and ballet, and has released numerous albums and singles under various labels. For collaborations, productions and remixes he has worked together with the likes of Michael Jackson, Boy George, The Foals, Ane Brun, Raoul Midon, DJ Hell, Fritz Kalkbrenner and many more. For various projects he has been a guest on stages, in clubs and at renowned festivals all over the world. In recent years Schwarz dedicated himself to an increasing degree to his interest in jazz, improvisation and contemporary classic, thereby also releasing the album „Instruments“ as well as the LP „Scripted Orkestra“ with Metropole Orkest.

The Norwegian Bugge Wesseltoft is regarded as one of the most innovative jazz pianists of today. Since the 1990s, Wesseltoft has collaborated with numerous important figures of the Nordic and international jazz world like Jan Garbarek, Terje Rypdal, Jon Christensen, Nils Petter Molvaer, and Arild Andersen, as well as with stylistically quite different artists such as the drummer Billy Cobham, the Brazilian pop star Gilberto Gil or the techno legend Laurent Garnier. With his „New Conception of Jazz“ he aims at a synthesis of live electronics and the means of improvised jazz – his debut album of the same name, on which he integrates elements from deep house, ambient music, drum’n’bass as well as from soul and funk, is considered as ground-breaking since its release in 1996 until today. Wesseltoft has played on countless stages around the world and released more than 15 albums, just recently with the Norwegian classical violinist and viola player Henning Kraggerud and with the successful techno producer Henrik Schwarz and Dan Berglund, bassist of e.s.t. With his label Jazzland he has created a platform for the Norwegian scene with artistic freedom beyond mainstream.

„Fortunately múm does not play themselves to fore but see themselves – just like the piano players in the early times of silent film – as accompanying musicians. This works so well that one can imagine the 74 minutes as an album. The audience is of the same opinion – and applauds enthusiastically!“ (taz – die tageszeitung about the UM:LAUT shows in 2016)

The globally celebrated band múm plays a live score to a masterpiece of silent film: After their celebrated performances in the last two years, the Icelanders return to the stage of UM:LAUT right in time for Berlinale. Together with the percussionist Samuli Kosminen, the founding members of múm, Gunnar Örn Tynes and Örvar Smárason, perform live music to the wonderful classic movie „Menschen am Sonntag“ – a timeless and vivid portrait of Berlin and its young inhabitants by the end of the 1920s. The semi-documentary film, which is rarely screened these days, was already considered a milestone of cinema shortly after its release in 1930 and served as a springboard to Hollywood for a group of filmmakers around the young Billy Wilder. As a film score never existed, the screenings of the film were accompanied with songs by Marlene Dietrich in most cases. This is reason enough for the electronica and postrock explorers of múm dedicating themselves again to this document of history in the city of its creation – thereby also exclusively celebrating a record release at Radialsystem V: Our friends at the renowned indie label Morr Music publish a limited vinyl edition with live tracks of the previous UM:LAUT shows.

MÚM PLAYS „MENSCHEN AM SONNTAG“
Silent Film Concerts & Record Release
17 & 18 February 2018 | 20:00 | Radialsystem V
> Tickets are available now at Radialsystem’s box-office
> Online tickets (plus fees) are available here

Playful electronica, spheric ambient sounds, experimental indie pop: With their numerous albums and diverse projects crossing the boundaries of various musical genres, the internationally acclaimed band MÚM has never fit into prevalent categories. múm was founded by Gunnar Örn Tynes and Örvar Smárason in 1997, later joined by twin sisters Kristín Anna and Gyda Valtýsdóttir. Their original and unique sound as well as the playful experimentation with traditional, electronic and unconventional instruments has quickly turned the „possibly most original Icelandic band“ (ByteFM) into one of the most popular acts from far North. During the last years the former quartet from Reykjavík has merged into an open collective exploring the boundaries of experimental listening experiences with various musician friends and in unpredictably changing lineups. Besides seven albums, several EPs and singles on Morr Music and Fat Cat Records, they were involved in numerous collaborations and projects such as a score to the film „Battleship Potemkin“ by Sergei Eisenstein, music for the theatre piece „Blái hnötturinn“ by Andri Snær Magnason, or the much acclaimed orchestra composition „Drowning“ with pianist Hauschka and the MDR Sinfonieorchester. With SAMULI KOSMINEN, a musician who regularly joins the band on tour will be on stage for the two concerts at Radialsystem V. He is one of the most sought-after and adventurous percussionists and producers of Scandinavia. Besides his virtuosity and unique sound creations, his rare live performances are particularly striking due to his extensive array of tools comprising collected and found objects and instruments.

MENSCHEN AM SONNTAG (People on Sunday) is regarded as one of „the outstanding works of the German silent film avantgarde“ (The International Encyclopedia of Film). In a semi-documentary manner, the film depicts the lives of young people in the metropolis of Berlin by the end of the 1920s. Although the film falls into the final stage of the great era of German silent cinema, it is neither nostalgic nor old-fashioned, but – with its unconventional and surprising images of people, locations and atmospheres, which are captured in a documentary style – it appears more like a protest against the beaten tracks of the old narrative cinema. Apart from a few well-known protagonists such as the modern dancer Valeska Gert, the film replaces star actors and practised movements with amateur actors and a fresh, spontaneous way of acting. The still undestroyed scenery of Berlin, its people, its streets, the Grunewald Forest, and the Havel River serve both as setting and as supernumeraries – in „Menschen am Sonntag“, not much is happening, but its charming, honest and slightly ironic observation of the capital city in a summery weekend atmosphere make the film a vivid, entertaining and timeless document. For the then very young filmmakers, the film, which was created in partly chaotic and precarious production conditions, was both an adventure and a springboard – with Billy Wilder winning several Oscars in his career to come. The history of its creation makes the film one of the first independent films and a forerunner of the neorealism of the Postwar Era.

An event by UM:LAUT at Radialsystem V. With kind support by the Embassy of Iceland and the Finnish Music Foundation.
Photos 1 &2 © Jacob Hansen / Photo 3 © Deutsche Kinemathek.

Bugge Wesseltoft © Markus Werner | UM:LAUT

Two extraordinary live musicians with a shared passion for experimentation and club music: The Norwegian pianist Bugge Wesseltoft, a pioneer of electronic jazz, joins forces with the renowned drummer and producer Christian Prommer for an exclusive live session at the mighty hall of Radialsystem V. With openness and curiosity this special duo creates an electro-acoustic musical blend between jazz, funk, ambient, and groovy house music. Bugge Wesseltoft, who is considered the trailblazer of the young Nordic jazz generation and one of the most innovative pianists of today, and Christian Prommer, known for his collaboration with artists such as DJ Hell, Henrik Schwarz or Tony Allen, play together for the very first time in Germany: An interplay in the experimental spectrum between classical and electronic instrumentation and a unique live project fusing the musical biographies and manifold qualities of its protagonists – without the corset of a predetermined course, open for unexpected developments, spontaneity and the impulses of each other.

BUGGE WESSELTOFT & CHRISTIAN PROMMER
German Premiere
08 August 2017 | 20:00 | Radialsystem V
Tickets are available now at Radialsystem’s box-office (22 €) and online (plus fees)!

© Christian
Prommer

The Norwegian Bugge Wesseltoft is regarded as one of the most innovative jazz pianists of today. Since the 1990s, Wesseltoft has collaborated with numerous important figures of the Nordic and international jazz world like Jan Garbarek, Terje Rypdal, Jon Christensen, Nils Petter Molvaer, and Arild Andersen, as well as with stylistically quite different artists such as the drummer Billy Cobham, the Brazilian pop star Gilberto Gil or the techno legend Laurent Garnier. With his „New Conception of Jazz“ he aims at a synthesis of live electronics and the means of improvised jazz – his debut album of the same name, on which he integrates elements from priligy kaufen deep house, ambient music, drum’n’bass as well as from soul and funk, is considered as ground-breaking since its release in 1996 until today. Wesseltoft has played on countless stages around the world and released more than 15 albums, just recently with the Norwegian classical violinist and viola player Henning Kraggerud and with the successful techno producer Henrik Schwarz and Dan Berglund, bassist of e.s.t. With his label Jazzland he has created a platform for the Norwegian scene with artistic freedom beyond mainstream.

Influenced by jazz, funk and soul, but also house, Detroit techno and electronica, Christian Prommer constantly explores new musical ground beyond traditional genre boundaries. With his various projects and collaborations, he has been one of the most prestigious drummers, producers and DJs for more than two decades. Apart from coining the label „nu jazz“ with Fauna Flash in the 1990s, he has repeatedly experimented in the field between club music and jazz – be it as founding member of the Trüby Trio and Voom:Voom, or as author and producer for artists such as Kruder & Dorfmeister and DJ Hell. In addition he has collaborated with musicians like Carl Craig, Tony Allen, Till Brönner, Mousse T, Wolfgang Haffner, Klaus Doldinger, Henrik Schwarz, Johannes Brecht, or Solomun, and has been invited as live musician and DJ to renowned clubs and festivals such as Sonar in Barcelona, World Wide Festival in Singapur, Crossover Jazz Festival in Tokyo, North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, and Montreux Jazz Festival. In 2007 he started his project „Drumlesson“ with an instrumental jazz version of Derrick May’s Detroit techno hymn „Strings of Life,“ which ended up being an international club hit. For ten years, he has performed live with his „Drumlessons“ and alternating outstanding guest musicians, thereby combining his jazz roots with his passion for electronic club music. Prommer has released a large number of albums and singles on various renowned labels, he has been nominated for the Echo and received the German Record Critics‘ Award.

Mum at UM:LAUT © Markus Werner

© Markus Werner | UM:LAUT

We are very happy to welcome back the globally celebrated band múm to play a live score to a masterpiece of silent film: After their celebrated silent film concerts in 2016 and our co-presentation at Copenhagen’s CPH PIX, the Icelanders return to the stage of UM:LAUT right in time for Berlinale film festival on 11 and 12 February. Together with the percussionist Samuli Kosminen, the founding members of múm, Gunnar Örn Tynes and Örvar Smárason, perform a live score to „Menschen am Sonntag“ as a trio.

The semi-documentary film, which is rarely screened these days, was already considered a milestone of cinema shortly after its release in 1930 – and also served as a springboard to Hollywood for its makers Billy Wilder, Edgar Ulmer, Fred Zinnemann, and the Siodmak brothers. For this classic, a vivid portrait of Berlin and its young inhabitants by the end of the 1920s, a film score never existed. In most cases the screenings of the film were accompanied with songs by Marlene Dietrich. Therefore it is high time the electronica and postrock explorers of múm dedicate themselves again to this contemporary document in the city of its creation in the frame of two unique concert evenings on the shores of the Spree River!

MÚM PLAYS „MENSCHEN AM SONNTAG“
Silent Film Concerts
11 & 12 February 2017 | 20:00 | Radialsystem V
Tickets are available now at Radialsystem’s box-office (20 €) and online (plus fees)!

© Jacob Hansen | CPH PIX

© Jacob Hansen | CPH PIX

Playful electronica, spheric ambient sounds, experimental indie pop: With their numerous albums and diverse projects crossing the boundaries of various musical genres, the globally celebrated band múm has never fit into prevalent categories. The band was founded by Gunnar Örn Tynes and Örvar Smárason in 1997, later joined by twin sisters Kristín Anna and Gyda Valtýsdóttir. Their original and unique sound as well as the playful experimentation with traditional, electronic and unconventional instruments has quickly turned the band into one of the most popular acts from far North. During the last years the former quartet from Reykjavík has merged into an open collective exploring the boundaries of experimental listening experiences with various musician friends and in unpredictably changing lineups. Besides seven albums, several EPs and singles on Morr Music and Fat Cat Records, they were involved in numerous collaborations and projects such as a score to the film „Battleship Potemkin“ by Sergei Eisenstein, music for the theatre piece „Blái hnötturinn“ by Andri Snær Magnason, or the much acclaimed orchestra composition „Drowning“ with pianist Hauschka and the MDR Sinfonieorchester. With Samuli Kosminen, a musician who regularly joins the band on tour will be on stage for the two concerts at Radialsystem V. He is one of the most sought-after and adventurous percussionists and producers of Scandinavia. Besides his virtuosity and unique sound creations, his rare live performances are particularly striking due to his extensive array of tools comprising collected and found objects and instruments.

© Deutsche Kinemathek

© Deutsche Kinemathek

Menschen am Sonntag (People on Sunday) is regarded as one of „the outstanding works of the German silent film avantgarde“ (The International Encyclopedia of Film). In a semi-documentary manner, the film depicts the lives of young people in the metropolis of Berlin by the end of the 1920s. Although the film falls into the final stage of the great era of German silent cinema, it is neither nostalgic nor old-fashioned, but – with its unconventional and surprising images of people, locations and atmospheres, which are captured in a documentary style – it appears more like a protest against the beaten tracks of the old narrative cinema. Apart from a few well-known protagonists such as the modern dancer Valeska Gert, the film replaces star actors and practised movements with amateur actors and a fresh, spontaneous way of acting. The still undestroyed scenery of Berlin, its people, its streets, the Grunewald Forest, and the Havel River serve both as setting and as supernumeraries – in „Menschen am Sonntag“, not much is happening, but its charming, honest and slightly ironic observation of the capital city in a summery weekend atmosphere make the film a vivid, entertaining and timeless document. For the then very young filmmakers, the film, which was created in partly chaotic and precarious production conditions, was both an adventure and a springboard – with Billy Wilder winning several Oscars in his career to come. The history of its creation makes the film one of the first independent films and a forerunner of the neorealism of the Postwar Era.

Almost five years after his first visit to the stage of UM:LAUT and after numerous sold-out concerts around the globe, the acclaimed pianist and producer Nils Frahm returns to Radialsystem V. With his unique musical concept and his multi-faceted meandering between modern classical, electronica and pop, his concerts have been celebrated at various occasions such as Montreux Jazz Festival as well as at Melt! or Roskilde Festival. After winning the German Film Prize for his soundtrack of the Berlinale blockbuster „Victoria“, scoring a short film with Robert De Niro and releasing several albums in the last year, he now presents his latest project: Together with Frederic Gmeiner and Sebastian Singwald he celebrates the record release concert of his band Nonkeen in the frame of the UM:LAUT series. The first recordings and experiments of the three childhood friends date back to their schooldays – decades later the renowned label R&S Records releases the trio’s debut album. We are very happy and proud to set the frame for this special occasion – looking forward to some wonderful evenings!

Nonkeen
Record Release Concerts | Support: Andrea Belfi
16 & 17 April | 20:00 | Radialsystem V
Tickets available now at Radialsystem’s box-office and online!

Nonkeen’s „The Gamble“ is the result of a long band history and a series of coincidences. Nils Frahm and Frederic Gmeiner already discovered their common interest in audio-recordings at primary school in Hamburg. They produced their own radio show, in which they mixed schoolyard noises, teachers‘ voices and their own sound experiments with children instruments and recorded them on tape. In the summer of 1989, East German schoolboy Sebastian Singwald spent two weeks at Frahm and Gmeiner’s school during an exchange. He arrived with his own shabby tape recorder, which immediately intrigued Frahm and Gmeiner and brought the three boys together. The friends continued to stay in touch and put together tracks from children’s songs, radio music and improvised pieces by playing or covering and then remixing them. After the Berlin Wall came down, the trio played several concerts in Berlin before the band’s career abruptly came to a halt in 1997. Over one decade later Gmeiner, Frahm and Singwald met again in Berlin and started making music together again at irregular intervals. Just like in the old days, they recorded long experimental sessions on their tape machines, adding parts to some of their childhood recordings and sampling others. The band refused to practise songs, or record multiple takes, in order to reshape or improve them – meaning only first takes were acceptable. Out of these singular attempts only a few actually made it to tape. Chance became a constant band member: Due to the unreliability of the cheap recording devices they employed, no one knew how things would sound in the end. Just as a picture taken to film maintains its secrets until it is developed, recordings were „double-exposed“, or, by chance, a tape would play back in reverse mode. Beyond, devices whose motors were pitched up and down also brought other fantastic sounds to life – sounds that were previously unheard or unthinkable. From time to time, the band isolated their favourite passages in Frahm’s studio and continued to use them for processing or overdubbing. The tapes were then recycled for fresh sessions. In the course of this organic process over eight years, an album with unexpected sounds and eclectic electro-acoustic improvisation adventures had grown – making „The Gamble“ an album „which sounds both of spontaneity and stylistic ambiguity in the best of all senses“ (Groove).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Masters at work: With the celebrated experimental pianist Hauschka, the Finnish percussion wizard Samuli Kosminen and the cellist Jeffrey Zeigler, former member of the legendary Kronos Quartet, UM:LAUT brings three exceptional and internationally renowned musicians to its stage for their first concerts ever in Germany. Entirely based on free improvisation and the exploration of space with sound and rhythm, this unique live project fuses the musical biographies and manifold qualities of its protagonists – without the corset of a pre-defined genre, open for unexpected developments, experiments and spontaneous impulses. Hauschka Kosminen Zeigler celebrated their debut at the festival River to River in New York in 2013, with Feast of Music describing it as „a transporting, ecstatic experience.“

Hauschka Kosminen Zeigler
Improvisation Sessions – German Premiere
12 & 13 September | 20:00 | Radialsystem V
Tickets available now at Radialsystem’s box-office and online!

Wooden sticks, pieces of felt, tape strips, table-tennis balls – with great inventiveness and various everyday objects, the pianist and composer Volker Bertelmann alias Hauschka creates an unexpected world of sounds with the piano. He is regarded as one of the most remarkable modern proponents of the prepared piano. The percussive or rustling sounds, which make one assume the usage of percussions and electronic devices, give the atmospherically dense, rhythm-based compositions of the Düsseldorf-based artist a lyrical quality. Hauschka’s music moves between sound art and experimental, modern classical and chamber music, electronica and pop – with his last solo records „Salon des Amateurs“ and „Abandoned City“ even broadening his spectrum to minimal techno and house. Some of his fourteen albums (Universal/Deutsche Grammophon, City Slang, FatCat a.o.) were also created in collaboration with other musicians. During the last years, he recorded an album with the exceptional American violinist Hilary Hahn, composed music for Döris Dörrie’s film “Glück” and launched a new live project with the renowned techno DJ Henrik Schwarz at Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam. Apart from performing world-wide as solo artist at concerts and festivals, Hauschka recently wrote compositions as artist in residence for the MDR symphony orchestra in Leipzig.

UM:LAUT - Hauschka - Radialsystem - Prepared Piano - Berlin

Samuli Kosminen is one of the most sought-after and adventurous percussionists and producers of Scandinavia. Besides his virtuosity and unique sound creations, his rare live performances are particularly striking due to his extensive array of tools comprising collected and found objects and instruments. Kosminen has contributed to more than 80 albums, composed music for theatre and film and collaborated with artists such as Ólafur Elíasson, Kronos Quartet, Emiliana Torrini, Jónsi Birgisson of Sigur Rós, or Pekka Kuusisto. Beyond, he regularly plays live with the Finnish star accordionist Kimmo Pohjonen – the duo’s project „Uniko“ with the renowned Kronos Quartet was presented live in numerous countries. Kosminen is also part of the successful Icelandic band múm and regularly plays live with them on tour.

The New York Times describes Jeffrey Zeigler’s playing of the cello as „excellent“ and praises the „unforced simplicity and beauty of tone“ of the American, who was a member of the legendary and award-winning Kronos Quartet until 2013. The innovative and internationally acclaimed ensemble from San Francisco has worked with renowned composers such Arvo Pärt, Steve Reich or Philip Glass as well as with musicians from various backgrounds – thereby „influencing the contemporary paradigm of chamber music more profoundly than any composer or musician ever before“ (laut.de). Jeffrey Zeigler has played thousands of concerts world-wide, premiered more than 200 works and contributed to more than twenty albums on different labels. Amongst others, he can be heard on Norah Jones’ album „Not too late“ as well as in the soundtracks of Paolo Sorrentino’s Oscar-winning „La Grande Bellezza“ and Darren Aronofsky’s fantasy epic „The Fountain“. In 2014 Zeigler released his solo album „Something of Life“, which also contains pieces composed especially for him by Philip Glass, Glenn Kotche and John Zorn.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Giving room for surprising sounds, special encounters, impulses and interactions:
We are very happy to invite The Group to the stage of UM:LAUT and welcome a unique collective of international musicians at Radialsystem on 13 December.

The project around Casper Clausen of the successful Danish indie band Efterklang, the British multi-instrumentralist Greg Haines, the drummer and producer Francesco Donadello, and the guitarist Martyn Heyne considers itself an open forum for creative processes and spontaneous musical exchange. For each concert, further musicians are being invited, with renowned artists such as Peter Broderick, André de Ridder, Dustin O’Halloran, Andrea Belfi, Anne Müller, or Jóhann Jóhannsson being regular guests of the ensemble. Without predetermination and defined boundaries, the shows of The Group bring together new ideas, different impulses and stylistic diversity – the musicians respond to each other, with each other, to the space, and to the audience. With every sound and every piece being created anew, the project gives an intimate insight into the spontaneous interaction and the collective composition process. Making use of their wide range of electronic and acoustic instruments, The Group create an extraordinary and intense live experience: improvised chamber pop between ambient, electronica, dub, experimental and krautrock.

We are pleased to announce some very special guests for The Group’s show on 13 December and to welcome Mads Brauer of Efterklang, Italian composer Andrea Belfi, our old friend Anne Müller, the great violinist Ayumi Paul and the brilliant viola player Shasta Ellenbogen on stage at Radialsystem! Stay tuned for more to come – and make sure to not miss this special evening. We hope to see you!

The Group | improvisation collective
Casper Clausen, Greg Haines, Francesco Donadello, Martyn Heyne and special guests
13 December | 20:00 | Radialsystem Berlin
Tickets available now at Radialsystem, Koka36 and online!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Casper Clausen is a founding member and the singer of the Danish band Efterklang, with which he has been on tour world-wide for more than ten years and released four studio albums until now (4AD, The Leaf Label). Together with Efterklang, he has been involved in concert projects with symphony orchestras and various film productions. Beyond, Casper Clausen is founding member and curator of the online radio The Lake.

The British composer and producer Greg Haines has already released four solo albums on Denovali Records. On his acclaimed album „Where We Were“, released in 2013, he moved away from his classically inspired chamber music and devoted himself to analogue synthesizers, percussions and atmospheric soundscapes. Besides his releases and solo concerts, he is involved in collaborations with numerous other musicians and artists such as the choreographer David Dawson, the Dutch National Ballett, the Royal Opera House, Peter Broderick, and The Alvaret Ensemble.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Italian drummer and producer Francesco Donadello regularly works with renowned musicians from various genres such as Modeselektor, Thom Yorke, A Winged Victory for the Sullen, Chilly Gonzales, Jóhann Jóhannsonn, or Mouse on Mars. As drummer, he was a member of the Italian post- and indie rock band Giardini di Mirò; for the last few years, he has become more and more interested in experimental music and modular synthesizers.

The guitarist and producer Martyn Heyne is a founding member of Trygghet and the Levenmuster Collective, with which he developed the album „Two View“ as well as the DVD „Sensing City“. During the last few years, he has worked with the likes of Nils Frahm, The National, Orcas, Peter Broderick, and many more for recordings, concerts and at his Lichte Studio in Berlin. In 2011, he supported Nils Frahm with his solo show; recently, he was on tour with the Danish band Efterklang.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Melodies, beats and the desire to surprise… We are happy and proud to welcome three outstanding and renowned artists for another special UM:LAUT event exploring the hybrid sphere between electronica and acoustic music!

With jazz pianist Bugge Wesseltoft, producer and composer Henrik Schwarz and the bassist Dan Berglund, three musicians, who are each considered masters of innovative improvisation in their individual fields, join forces in our series at Radialsystem on 2 November. With openness and curiosity the three of them create an electro-acoustic musical blend between jazz, funk, ambient and groovy house music. The Norwegian Bugge Wesseltoft, a pioneer in electronic jazz, and Dan Berglund, bassist for the legendary Esbjörn Svensson Trio, assume the lead for the melody while the electronica mastermind Henrik Schwarz captures the ideas and phrases, manipulating and alienating the sounds, providing the other two musicians with new impulses. It is the search for intersections and the spaces in between, the interaction in the experimental spectrum from classic to electronic instrumentation, between composition and improvisation, club and concert hall. In the series of UM:LAUT, the trio can be heard live for the first time in Berlin – their album „Trialogue“ will be released in September by Universal Music.

We are looking forward and want to invite you to enjoy a unique live experience at the mighty hall of Radialsystem on 2 November!

Bugge Wesseltoft, Henrik Schwarz & Dan Berglund
Trialogue | Record Release Concert
2 November | 20:00 | Radialsystem Berlin
Tickets available now at Radialsystem, Koka36 or online!

The Norwegian Bugge Wesseltoft is considered the trailblazer of the young Nordic jazz generation and one of the most innovative jazz pianists of today. Since the 90’s, Wesseltoft has worked together with numerous stars from the Nordic and international jazz scene, such as Jan Garbarek, Terje Rypdal, Jon Christensen, and Arild Andersen but also with artists with completely different musical stylings such as the drummer Billy Cobham, the Brasilian popstar Gilberto Gil or techno legend Laurent Garnier. With his „New Conception of Jazz“ he aspires to create a synthesis out of live electronica and elements of improvised jazz – his 1996 eponymous debut album, in which he integrates elements of deep house, ambient music, drum’n’bass, soul and funk into his mix, is still considered today as groundbreaking. With his label Jazzland he has created a platform for the Norwegian scene, which enables artistic freedom outside mainstream.

Henrik Schwarz is amongst the most sought-after producers of electronic dance music worldwide. His musical influences span from deep house and Detroit techno, all the way to hip hop and rare groove to jazz, soul and funk. Schwarz is considered one of the most multifaceted artists of the electronic scene – he has composed for film and ballet, and has released numerous albums and singles under various labels. For collaborations, productions and remixes he has worked together with the likes of Michael Jackson, Boy George, The Foals, Ane Brun, Raoul Midon, DJ Hell, Fritz Kalkbrenner and many more. For various projects he has been a guest on stages, in clubs and at renowned festivals all over the world.

The Swedish-born Dan Berglund is known worldwide as the bassist for the highly successful Esbjörn Svensson Trio (e.s.t.). Up until 2008, together with e.s.t., one of the most influential jazz bands of the last decade, he recorded numerous albums and performed in international tours and festivals. Apart from the characteristic warmth and the round and full tones of his playing, Berglund’s trademark consists of his use of countless effects. With his own band, Tonbruket founded in 2009, he created a distinct sound between jazz, psychedelic rock and neo-folk. The group’s debut album won a Swedish Grammy award.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wooden sticks, pieces of felt, tape strips, table-tennis balls – with great inventiveness and various everyday objects, the successful pianist and composer Volker Bertelmann alias Hauschka creates an unexpected world of sounds with the piano. The resulting percussive or rustling sounds, which make one assume the usage of drums and electronic devices, give the atmospherically dense, rhythm-based compositions of the Düsseldorf-based musician a lyrical quality. After our two celebrated nights with the dancer Edivaldo Ernesto from the company of Sasha Waltz, Hauschka returns to the stage of UM:LAUT in March in order to present his new solo album „Abandoned City“ for the first time. We are very much looking forward to another one of his unique performances – apart from the grand piano being transformed into a laboratory of sound, Hauschka’s „ensemble“ is extended by two programmable player pianos for this special night at Radialsystem. On top of that we are happy to add another dimension and premiere the „Abandoned City“ live visuals by the great people of Warped Type!

For „Abandoned City“, which will be released by the great label City Slang in March, he has drawn inspiration from ghost towns – around 2,500 of such abandoned places exist world-wide. It is the images and stories of these deserted settlements, in which the pianist has discovered moods which he knows from the process of concentrated artistic creativitiy. „Beauty, transitoriness, melancholy, and absurdity – in the abandoned places already reclaimed by nature, I encounter a metaphor for what happens inside of me.“ After experimenting with beats and almost danceable rhythms on his last album, his new work both draws lines back to his earlier releases and explores new territory in the deeper layers of his sound creations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hauschka, who has recently recorded an album with the exceptional American violinist Hilary Hahn, composed music for Döris Dörrie’s film „Glück“ and launched a new live project with the renowned Techno-DJ Henrik Schwarz in Amsterdam, is regarded as one of the most remarkable modern proponents of the prepared piano. With relatively simple means, he explores the tonal diversity of the keyboard instrument with metal pieces, foils and other objects placed inside the piano or attached to the strings. Since his initial solo improvisations, the classically trained pianist has continually developed, recording some of his fourteen albums with other musicians as well as integrating electronic elements in his works. Meanwhile, Hauschka is mentioned alongside composers such as Eric Satie or John Cage as well as contemporary musicians like Max Richter, Yann Tiersen or Nils Frahm. It is difficult to categorise Hauschka’s music as it moves between sound art and experimental, modern classical and chamber music, electronica and pop, with his last solo album broadening his spectrum to minimal techno and house. In March 2014 his new record „Abandoned City“ will be released by the great City Slang label.

Another unique UM:LAUT experience to come – we are very proud to host Hauschka’s record release concert and hope to welcome you for a great night at Radialsystem!

Hauschka | Abandoned City | Record Release Concert
22 March | 20:00 | Radialsystem Berlin
Tickets available now at Radialsystem, Koka36 or online!