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Recent Reviews

Realtime-Review_150pxRealTime 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 …”

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 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

Hinterlandt in Sydney, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Berlin

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


Composer residency in Campbelltown

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 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 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:

Hinterlandt: Alltagswelt (Movement 5)

Introducing: Hinterlandt is now an 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)