The experimental pianist and composer Volker Bertelmann, or Hauschka as he is widely known, is a musician who brought a new dimension to the prepared piano technique, a technique where pieces of paper, screws and other objects are attached to the chords altering the sound.
He calls himself a “sound researcher”. The sounds coming from his piano resemble exotic drums or sounds coming out of electronic devices while most of his compositions are characterized by a blend of beauty, ephemeral, melancholy and surprise.
Hauschka is a multidimensional musician who is also known for his compositions in the field of cinema, theater and art. He has been awarded repeatedly for these compositions, while the music he composed for the film Lion was nominated for an Oscar in 2016.
We will all have the chance to listen to his work during his unique appearance in Reworks Agora on Wednesday, September 13 and a few hours earlier, to an exclusive interview with Giorgos Dimitrakopoulos, he will explain his personal process to form new sounds.