Hinterlandt: ‘Ensemble’ CD

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 new original music across three long compositions. It was recorded in one day at Campbelltown Arts Centre during our recent residency there. The album is now on pre-sale and will officially be released on 19 January 2016. 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

Hinterlandt in Sydney, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Berlin

In November there are a few Hinterlandt shows coming up: supports for Hauschka (Hinterlandt Ensemble) and Automat (Hinterlandt Solo) in Sydney, followed by solo sets in 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


Hinterlandt Ensemble: Campbelltown Residency

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.

Concert: Friday 02 Oct 2015, 7-9pm, Campbelltown Arts Centre . Live recording from the concert:

Bronwyn Cumbo: violin, alto xylophone
Natalya Bing: violin, soprano xylophone
Simeon Johnson: cello, wind chimes
Jochen Gutsch: guitar, trumpet, bass recorder flute, glockenspiel

Photo Ⓒ Campbelltown Arts Centre

Hinterlandt Ensemble at NICEFEST

Nicefest_2015_150pxEclectic 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

Following these gigs, the ensemble will enter into an intense composer residency at Campbelltown Arts Centre.

Hinterlandt Ensemble at Glebe Town Hall

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.

Video from that concert:

New Name: Hinterlandt Ensemble: Alltagswelt (Jochen Gutsch, Movement 5)

Introducing: the Hinterlandt Ensemble

Hinterlandt Ensemble | Sydney | Green Room Lounge | Dec 2014 | Photo by George Vrionis

Hinterlandt is entering into a new phase: the Hinterlandt Ensemble is dedicated to an acoustic sound aesthetic. The group features Bronwyn Cumbo and Stephanie Zarka on violins, Simeon Johnson on cello, and Jochen Gutsch on acoustic guitar and trumpet. The ensemble is performing original material composed by Jochen, brought to life by the players with their own artistic personalities. Please come to see the new set and let us know what you think of it:

Thu 04 Dec 2014 – Sydney – Green Room Lounge – w/ Fabels + Sails
Thu 18 Dec 2014 – Sydney – 107 Projects – w/ Godswounds + Julian Knowles
Fri 30 Jan 2015 – Sydney – Blackwire Records – w/ Guiguisuisui + Milkk + Blackie (Hard-Ons)

Hinterlandt & Andy Rantzen: Smoke & Mirrors EP

HL_Covers_Rantzenlandt_150Hinterlandt has engaged in a new collaborative project with Australian musician-thinker-poet Andy Rantzen, best known for his work in Itch-E and Scratch-E alongside Paul Mac. In this new duo, Andy is responsible for words and vocals, while Jochen produces sounds and music. The debut EP Smoke & Mirrors was just released on boutique netlabel Wood & Wire. Lyrically and musically it follows a strict “limitations” theme, including strict rules such as the decision to produce all tracks for an exact length of two minutes and the use of a two-string guitar.

For those who like to see things with their own two eyes, the EP is accompanied by two video clips.