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About Hauschka

As Hauschka, award-winning composer/producer Volker Bertelmann gives his music's experimental side free rein. In many of his works, he reimagines the potential of the prepared piano -- a technique that dates back to the late 19th century where objects are inserted between the instrument's strings or onto its hammers -- for the 21st century. Early albums such as 2005's The Prepared Piano focused on the instrument's distinctive sound, but Hauschka's horizons soon expanded. 2011's Salon des Amateurs drew from house and techno; 2017's What If combined hip-hop-influenced rhythms with rapid-fire player pianos; and 2019's A Different Forest delivered soothing pure piano compositions. Though Bertelmann's reputation as a composer working under his given name grew with projects including his Oscar-winning minimalist score for 2022's All Quiet on the Western Front, 2023's Philanthropy reaffirmed the imaginative possibilities of Hauschka's music.

Düsseldorf, Germany

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