Hauschka - “Heimat”
After family dinner let out last night I made my way over to the Manhattan Inn in Greenpoint to check out music from the German composer Hauschka. I knew little going into this, but left very impressed. The dude take random object from mundane strips of tape to vibrators and ping pong balls and places them inside the piano to create these multi-textured sounds that are as much performance art as they are sound design. I highly recommend digging through his hypemachine tracks as these were the people who spread word about the show in the first place. In the chosen select ‘Heimat’ you can hear a lot of the nonsense going on inside the guts of the piano, but seeing the sounds happen and the variations be made in person made this a truly enjoyable evening.
After missing most of CMJ with work and projects, it was nice to experience some new music a couple days after. Photo above from the super dark main room at Manhattan Inn. If you haven’t been, drinks and food are very affordable.