For our first post-festival event, we are pleased to present a special live session with Hauschka at eTown Hall in Boulder, Colorado. The event will be held this Thursday, April 24, at 6:00pm.
Hosted in collaboration with KGNU and eTown, Hauschka is one of the most recognizable 21st Century proponents of what is known as prepared piano – one whose sound is altered by the insertion of alien objects between or upon its strings, hammers and dampers.
Currently touring his new work, Abandoned City, the compositions awaken the loneliness and unattainable romance of timeless, unfamiliar places, with cinematic melodies full of resonant overtones, bright cheerful keyboard patterns and dark percussive touches. The tracks all bear the names of actual vacant cities. Hauschka chose Abandoned City as the title of the album to convey the sense of hope and sadness that consumes him when he’s sitting alone at the keyboard. “I was interested in finding a metaphor for the inner tension I feel when I’m composing music, a state of mind where I’m lonely and happy at the same time,” Hauschka professes. “When I saw photos of abandoned cities, I felt it was perfect.”
This program is supported by The Boulder Theater. Hauschka will be joined for this event by Blackbird And The Storm.
Advance tickets are available now via The Boulder Theater’s website. Click here to purchase. Get more details and RSVP for this show on Facebook.