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Video Exclusive: Hauschka live in Nairobi | Classical music reviews, news & interviews

Video Exclusive: Hauschka live in Nairobi

Exclusive first showing of this brilliant 40 minute concert film

Hauschka at work

Regular readers of theartsdesk will know that we have a lot of time for Volker Bertelmann, the composer-pianist-producer better known as Hauschka. Adapting styles from rigorous minimalism through romantic compositions to club-inspired electronica, he has ploughed his own furrow through postclassical and leftfield music.

So we were very happy when, to trail a show he's doing tomorrow night at London's Bishopsgate Institute with regular collaborator violinist Hilary Hahn, and his new remix album, he offered us the first showing of this 38 minute concert recorded in Nairobi, Kenya last year. It features Bertelmann on prepared piano and Sven Kacirek on drums, percussion and electronics, and it is, frankly, brilliant.

Hauschka and Hilary Hahn play Bishopsgate Institute at 8pm on 15 March

Watch Hauschka live in Nairobi:


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