Preview: Hauschka at Holocene

"Life is extremely boring if you don’t keep testing limits."

By Anne Adams April 18, 2011

Ladies and gentlemen, meet Hauschka, an innovative German ambient composer who sometimes custom-fits his piano hammers with tiny tambourines. Here, the scarf-swathed, blue-eyed maestro explains his overarching musical philosophy, as well as his growing affection for a certain windup toy duck. Let Hauschka’s string section and snowdrifts momentarily sweep away your Monday woes—and if you feel so inclined, catch him tomorrow at Holocene.

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