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Techno for Concert Ensemble

Techno for Concert Ensemble

Where techno and modern classical meet

Daniel Brandt, Jan Brauer and Paul Frick have formed an ensemble consisting of multiple percussion beside violin, cello, harp, tuba and trombone. They utilise a little analogue synthesizer but are essentially acoustic. The music they play, however, captures the throb of contemporary dancefloors, going for a hypnotic deep house/minimal techno feel. Frick was studying composition at Berlin University when he hooked up with Brauer and Brandt who were already making jazz-tinged house music. Stylishly presented, with a tip of the hat to Kraftwerk's deadpan image, the trio lead their musicians through a set that's entertained as many European arts festivals as it has dens of rave iniquity (such as Berlin's Berghain). Word is that they're headed toward Britain in the near future. Those who cannot wait should make their way to gigs at the Insomnia Festival at Tromso in Norway on Saturday 23 October or at Berlin Clubs such as The Watergate (on 5 November). Alternatively have a look at the video performance film below.

Watch the video for Brandt Bauer Frick's "Bop":

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