Listening to music by Hauschka can be deceiving–what sounds like an ensemble of musicians and instruments is just one man, performing at one piano. His real name is Volker Bertelmann, and he lives in Dusseldorf, Germany, where he works with his “prepared piano.” He wrests disruptive sounds from the instrument’s 88 keys by outfitting the strings or mallets with objects such as ping-pong balls, aluminum foil, and leather. Fueled by a love of rhythm and stories, Hauschka’s classicist training, chamber music sensibilities, and pop cultural interests all come together to create playful, unpredictable, and inventive music.
REGULAR >> $18 GA; $28 Reserved
SUBSCRIBER >> $15 GA; $24 Reserved
UCSD STUDENT >> $12