Author Topic: Hauschka  (Read 1736 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline RWA

  • Fig Roll
  • *******
  • Posts: 990
    • View Profile
    • http://www.ronaldwahle.com
Hauschka
« on: November 05, 2011, 08:58:57 AM »

Offline E.S.

  • Cadbury's Boaster
  • ********
  • Posts: 1072
    • View Profile
Re: Hauschka
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2011, 09:15:10 AM »
No way! That's just awesome!  :D

Offline Mikey

  • A Zoo full of Chocolate Animals
  • **********
  • Posts: 4844
    • View Profile
    • http://www.polarisworldgolfinspain.co.uk
Re: Hauschka
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2011, 09:41:35 AM »
Kids were intrigued by the ping pong balls on Mount Hood
I used to have a signature

Offline rogerg

  • Global Moderator
  • A Zoo full of Chocolate Animals
  • *****
  • Posts: 5657
    • View Profile
    • http://www.rogergrow.com
Re: Hauschka
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2011, 03:06:57 PM »
cool.  I passed it along to a friend of mine who does a lot of prepared-piano stuff.

Offline RacingHippo

  • Administrator
  • A Zoo full of Chocolate Animals
  • *****
  • Posts: 2698
    • View Profile
Re: Hauschka
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2011, 01:48:20 PM »
Very, very impressive.
* May contain nuts.

Offline Trapezium Artist

  • A Zoo full of Chocolate Animals
  • **********
  • Posts: 2567
  • Ex astris ad astra
    • View Profile
Re: Hauschka
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2011, 03:04:17 PM »
Absolutely tremendous stuff: love it. Will have to watch and listen to more of his work.

Although different in the way he uses just the piano to achieve all of his sounds, there's a strong resonance for me with the work of Peter Broderick, who I think deserves much more attention:

http://http://www.peterbroderick.net/

On a more personal note, Hauschka's techniques remind me of the recording I submitted to our school music competition some 35 years ago  :shock:  Told that we would get house points just for sending something in, regardless of the outcome, I felt unconstrained by my lack of actual piano playing technique, so sat down at our home upright.

I dropped a microphone from my mum's crummy tape recorder inside the piano, right next to (perhaps even touching) the strings, and then played a semi-random sequence of black notes for five minutes or so with my foot on the sustain pedal throughout. A lovely set of echoey noises which I titled "The Distiller's Dream" and duly sent in.

Bless him, our music teacher ended up writing a glowing essay in assessment of my ditty, talking about how I had cleverly used the pentatonic scale, common to many cultures in the world, and gave me high marks. I was quite chuffed, even if he was probably taking the piss just as seriously as I was (I shall never know).

Offline RWA

  • Fig Roll
  • *******
  • Posts: 990
    • View Profile
    • http://www.ronaldwahle.com
Re: Hauschka
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2011, 04:01:11 PM »
Quote from: "Trapezium Artist"
On a more personal note, Hauschka's techniques remind me of the recording I submitted to our school music competition some 35 years ago  :shock:  Told that we would get house points just for sending something in, regardless of the outcome, I felt unconstrained by my lack of actual piano playing technique, so sat down at our home upright.

I dropped a microphone from my mum's crummy tape recorder inside the piano, right next to (perhaps even touching) the strings, and then played a semi-random sequence of black notes for five minutes or so with my foot on the sustain pedal throughout. A lovely set of echoey noises which I titled "The Distiller's Dream" and duly sent in.

Bless him, our music teacher ended up writing a glowing essay in assessment of my ditty, talking about how I had cleverly used the pentatonic scale, common to many cultures in the world, and gave me high marks. I was quite chuffed, even if he was probably taking the piss just as seriously as I was (I shall never know).
Great story!  :lol: