March 22, 2022

Roots to Grooves – Hauschka

Welcome to our weekly podcast “Roots to Grooves”.
Each episode explores the music, life and careers of musical artists from their earliest beginnings through to their most recent releases.

On this episode Jay and Jesse discuss the career and creative approaches of German pianist and composer “Hauschka” aka Volker Bertelmann.

Hauschka” is the solo project of German pianist, composer and producer Volker Bertelmann.

Volker’s approach to music is described as “Prepared Piano”, a technique which sees him experiment with the piano by placing objects between the strings to create new and unique sounds. It is a technique which he discovered completely by accident, before he found that other pianists have been doing the same thing, going back as far as the 1940’s, and that there was a name for it.

Join Jay and Jesse as they discuss Volker’s history and approach to music. Plus hear some choice selects, as well as possibly some embarrassing old material from Volker’s early days in music.

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