His new album 'A Different Forest' is out now
Sony Classical is pleased to announce the release of the new album by Hauschka (Volker Bertelmann). Inspired by the natural world and its profound importance in his life and work, "A Different Forest” contains 13 beautiful short pure piano works by the Oscar-nominated composer and pianist, who is internationally well-known for his film and TV soundtracks as well as prepared-piano works.
“In A Different Forest, I’m focusing on the forest as a natural environment and contrast to the urban everyday life; to my surroundings. Where do I want to live and work? What surroundings do I need in order to feel fulfilled? By examining these questions I always come back to nature. How often have I gone for a walk and finished on the crest of a hill or mountain top, and found a new perspective on things. It’s quite a moving experience. The experience of the sublime. Realising that everything has been there for such a long time and will continue to exist, yet in contrast, our human existence is reduced to but a fraction of the earth’s history.”
Hauschka will take “A Different Forest” on tour in 2019. Catch him near you in Hamburg Elbphilharmonie (13.02.19) Glasgow Mackintosh Queens Cross Church (09.04.19), Manchester Royal Northern College of Music (10.04.19), Bristol St Georges (11.04.19), London Milton Court/Barbican Centre (12.04.19), Berlin Konzerthaus with the Alma Quartet (27.04.19), Cologne c/o pop (02.05.19), Antwerp De Roma (09.05.19), Frankfurt Mousonturm (20.05.2019), Madrid Conde Duque Art Center (23.05.19) and Recklinghausen Ruhrfeststpiele Recklinghausen (26.05.19).