In the second half of 2016 we will continue to tour the material from our latest album Ensemble. In addition we’re releasing a new single called Chase a Dream from our upcoming album Ode to Doubt. The single will feature contributions from exceptional vocalists, Brian Campeau and Nicole Smede.
For these dates the ensemble will consist of various combinations of the following musicians: Simeon Johnson, Natalya Bing, Lidia Bara, Daniel Weltlinger, Brianne Curran, Liron Yariv, Brian Campeau, Nicole Smede, and Jochen Gutsch. We all hope to see you there. We will keep you informed about the new single, and consequently, new album.
Hinterlandt: ‘Patches & Paths’ (excerpt). Recorded live at Campbelltown Arts Centre on 02 October 2015 by Mathew Steffen. Bronwyn Cumbo: violin, percussion / Natalya Bing: violin, percussion / Simeon Johnson: cello, percussion, effects / Jochen Gutsch: guitar, trumpet, percussion, effects. Full album: artascatharsis.bandcamp.com/album/ensemble
RealTime Arts (concert review): “… the long-form works take the audience on journeys through diverse sound worlds, the unconventional line-up of instruments creating unique possibilities and timbres …” Echoes and Dust (album review): “… a really original record which is really worth an hour of your time if you’re looking for a break from the self-imposed silo of your usual listening …” Vital Weekly (album review): ”… best enjoyed sitting down and listening carefully, but in a good mood; preferably with a glass of red wine at hand …” CutCommon (concert review): “… the meandering music traverses an array of styles, with grooving bass from the cello and trumpet melodies …“ CutCommon (album review): “… this is a group well worth keeping an eye (or ear) on …” Be Subjective (album review): “… Das Album ist toll, ich bin begeistert. Große Kunst, große Musik …” MyIndieAustralia (album review): ”… beautiful cello and violin lines drone in and out of melodies between each other, guitars plucked and strummed give measure and rhythm in parts …” Syke on Stage (concert review): “… five interconnected movements scored to reflect the dynamics of a day, including all the ups and downs one typically encounters; very much in keeping with Gutsch’s predilection for narrative …”
Twelve months after our first show as an acoustic ensemble we present the first album in this format, on Sydney label Art As Catharsis. ‘Ensemble’ features more than 60 minutes of original music across three long compositions. It was recorded in one day at Campbelltown Arts Centre during our recent residency there. The album is available now. We are playing a few launch shows, and we hope to see you there:
Fri 22 Jan 2016 | Canberra | Evening: The Front Gallery
Sat 23 Jan 2016 | Wombarra | Afternoon: Wombarra Bowling Club
Sat 23 Jan 2016 | Sydney | Evening: Lamps w/ Bambino Del’Oro, Pheonix Pie
Sun 24 Jan 2016 | Newcastle | Afternoon: Royal Exchange
One-off duo collaboration with Jochen Arbeit, Berlin-based guitarist of Automat and Einstürzende Neubauten. Improvised, continuous ambient piece recorded in one session on 18 November 2015 at the Goethe-Institut in Sydney. Published by Ears Have Ears on FBI Radio.
Hinterlandt shows in November: the ensemble opens for Hauschka, plus solo shows in Sydney, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur and Berlin. We hope to see you there.
Sun 15 Nov 15 | AUS | Sydney | Glebe Town Hall | Hinterlandt Solo w/ Automat
Thu 19 Nov 15 | AUS | Sydney | The Basement | Hinterlandt Ensemble w/ Hauschka
Fri 20 Nov 15 | MAL | Kuala Lumpur | Live Fact | Hinterlandt Solo w/ Orbit Cinta Benjamin, Skits, Wyxmm & Un Escargot Vide
Sat 21 Nov 15 | SIN | Singapore | The Artistry | Hinterlandt Solo
Mon 23 Nov 15 | GER | Berlin | Greenhouse | Hinterlandt Solo
We are very excited to announce an artist residency we have at Cambelltown Arts Centre from 28 September until 02 October 2015. Building on score sketches and sonic concepts by Jochen, a new piece will be developed through collaborative experiments with sounds, instrumentation and technology. We will present the new composition on the last day of the residency. Please come along and see what we’ve been up to.
Eclectic Sydney label Art As Catharsis presents NICEFEST 2015, a diverse showcase of progressive Australian music featuring Serious Beak, We Lost The Sea, Crooked Fiddle Band, Dumbsaint, Chordophones, Captain Kickarse and the Awesomes, Brian Campeau, Facemeat, Instrumental Adj, Hashshashin, and the Hinterlandt Ensemble. In addition, the ensemble will play more extensive sets in Sydney and Katoomba.
Sat 29 Aug 15 | Sydney | Nicefest | from 3.00pm w/ Serious Beak, Crooked Fiddle Band, Brian Campeau, more
Sun 06 Sep 15 | Sydney | People’s Republic | from 6.30pm w/ Andy Rantzen, Astrid Zeman | Please RSVP
Sun 20 Sep 15 | Katoomba | Hotel Blue | from 4.00pm | presented by Fusion Boutique
The Hinterlandt Ensemble plays at the wonderful Glebe Town Hall in Sydney on Sunday 22 March 2015, along with acclaimed violinist Daniel Weltlinger and turntablist Morphingaz. Please join us at 5pm for a relaxed Sunday afternoon of left-of-chamber music. Tickets are $16 from Mosthtix or $20 on the door.