Hauschka’s kicks off North American tour

Hauschka's North American tour kicks off tonight; 'Abandoned City' out now on Temporary Residence Ltd./City Slang, Hauschka plays Apr 18th in Austin, TX

Composer, songwriter and experimental musician Hauschka aka Volker Bertelmann is back in North America starting today, kicking off his run of North American live dates in Austin TX at the Belmont. He brings his prepared piano – a technique for getting new sounds from the acoustic keyboard by resting pieces of paper or drumsticks on the strings of the instrument – and will be highlighting material from his latest album Abandoned City, out now on Temporary Residence Ltd./City Slang. He will be playing San Francisco, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and New York among other cities.

About the new album, Bertelmann says “Every song tells the stories of the people who once lived in these cities and left behind their dreams in the hope that they’d find happiness in a new place. The changes they went through represent the changes everyone goes through, the diverse events that happen everyday to bring you to that delicate state of feeling happiness and sadness at the same time.” The compositions on Abandoned Cityawaken the loneliness and unattainable romance of timeless, unfamiliar places, with cinematic melodies full of resonant overtones, bright cheerful keyboard patterns and dark percussive touches.

Apr 18    Belmont    Austin, TX
Apr 20    Yoshi’s San Francisco    San Francisco, CA
Apr 22    KCRW Morning Becomes Eclectic    Los Angeles, CA
Apr 22    Masonic Lodge (Presented by 89.9 KCRW)    Los Angeles, CA
Apr 23    The Loft at UCSD (Presented by Artpower!)    San Diego, CA
Apr 24    Boulder Theater    Boulder, CO
Apr 25    Joe’s Pub    New York, NY
Apr 26    Cafe 939    Boston, MA
Apr 27    First Unitarian Church    Philadelphia, PA
Apr 28    La Sala Rossa    Montreal, Canada
May 10    Howard Assembly Room @ Leeds Grand Theatre    Leeds, United Kingdom
May 13    Brighton Festival    Brighton, United Kingdom
May 14    South Street Arts    Reading, United Kingdom
May 15    The Lantern    Bristol, United Kingdom
May 16    Anthony Burgess Foundation    Manchester, United Kingdom
May 22    Zedno Uho    Zagreb, Croatia
May 24    Cactus Club    Brugge, Belgium
May 25    Schumann Festival    Dusseldorf, Germany
May 27    Glasslands  Brooklyn, NY
May 29    Millenium Park    Chicago, IL


Abandoned City
Out now on Temporary Residence Ltd.

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