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Hauschka & Kai Angermann

The experiment-loving duo on drums and piano – live from the Grand Hall.

Like a high-speed train journey :Pianist and composer Hauschka on stage

»I don't want to land on the feelgood playlists«, says pianist, composer and improvisation artist Hauschka. The former music teacher, who has made his home in Düsseldorf, loves experimenting at the piano and with electronica and strange sounds. »My music is like a high-speed train journey with the windows open: you get one new impression after another«. Hauschka originally came to fame with his prepared piano, whose sound he defamiliarizes using everyday objects like chopsticks, erasers and table-tennis balls. Combining this with muted electronics and minimal patterns, Hauschka creates his sweeping soundscapes, which have even brought him an Oscar nomination (for the soundtrack to the film »Lion«).

After two fêted concerts at the Elbphilharmonie, he now returned in the company of the equally creative percussionist Kai Angermann. The two musicians have been friends and creative musical partners for many years, and share a love of experiment. Improvisation also plays an important role in the music of Düsseldorf native Angermann. In addition to percussion and the vibraphone, he works with electronics and all manner of everyday objects to bring to life the magic inherent in every material.


Hauschka piano
Kai Angermann percussion

Hauschka & Kai Angermann

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