Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble EN

BRANDT BRAUER FRICK ENSEMBLE

1. 11. 2020

# Acoustic Electronica

Acoustic electronica from this Berlin trio in the expanded format of a 10-piece ensemble. Electro-classical pioneers Brandt Brauer Frick, whose genre-fluid work neatly reflects the philosophy of Strings of Autumn, perform an online concert from Berlin’s Kuppelhalle, filmed exclusively for the festival.

Daniel Brandt, Jon Brauer, and Paul Frick are classically-trained musicians from Berlin who have become known around the world for their groundbreaking experiments in both electronic and acoustic music. They came to prominence as a trio, showcasing their minimalist techno-influenced compositions, primarily in a club context. Their debut album, 2010’s You Make Me Real, was an intriguing marriage of traditional musicianship and 21st-century electronic and industrial aesthetics. Using piano, glockenspiel, drums, and electronica, they fashioned music that combined a dancefloor feel with a sense of organic, human musical interaction. The BBC has described their music as ‘concert hall compositions for the clubbing generation.’

 

Brandt Brauer Frick’s subsequent expansion into a 10-piece live performance ensemble was a logical next step. The ensemble, which features piano, harp, trombone, tuba, violin, cello, harp, three percussionists, and a Moog synthesiser, brings their music to the stage almost entirely analogously and acoustically. The ensemble has performed both at  major music festivals such as Glasonbury and Coachella, but also in classical concert halls like Konzerthaus in Vienna, Lincoln Center in New York, and the Southbank Centre in London. In addition, they continue to perform as a trio in techno clubs around the world.

 

In blurring the boundaries between genres and bringing together elements of the traditional and the experimental, Brandt Brauer Frick encapsualte a philospohy shared by Strings of Autumn: it is entirely fitting that they should be part of the festival’s 2020 line-up.

‘Concert hall compositions for the clubbing generation’

 

BBC

Detailed Schedule

Concert length

90 min

No interval

20 h—21.30 h

Line-up:

Daniel Brandt – drums
Jan Brauer – electronics
Paul Frick – piano
Mari Sawada – violin
Zoé Cartier – cello
Nils Marquardt – trombone
Benjamin Grän – tuba 
Kathrin Pechlof – harp
Nils Tegen – percussion 
Julius Heise – percussion 2

Online stream

A special ‘Berlin>Prague’ concert from Kuppelhalle in Berlin, which you can enjoy in high-quality sound and vision from the comfort of your home – and for free!
Watch the concert on Sunday 1st November from 8pm on the festival website and the website of ČT Art:

strunypodzimu.cz

art.ceskatelevize.cz