Hauschka aka Volker Bertelmann is a German songwriter and an experimental musician, who brings a new dimension to piano composition by using distortion and echo techniques. The dark pattern and sonic richness of Hauschka’s music delivers a poignantly deep feel, and not to mention unique!
Hauschka’s latest studio album, Abandoned City, was released on the “Temporary Residence” record label in March 2014. The names of the songs derive from actual abandoned and dilapidated places such as Pripyat in Northern Ukraine, Craco in Italy and Stromness in South Georgia. The sadness and melancholy of these stories is achieved through his musical genius.