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
Following these gigs, the ensemble will enter into an intense composer residency at Campbelltown Arts Centre.
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)
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)
Words by Andy Rantzen, sounds by Hinterlandt, video by Joel Hussain.
Video officially premiered by Mess & Noise.
Song taken from the EP Smoke & Mirrors.
Free download from boutique netlabel Wood & Wire.
Hinterlandt solo shows in Germany:
Thu 10 July 2014 – Hamburg – Weissraum
Fri 11 July 2014 – Bremen – Projektraum 404 @ Kulturbüro Bremen
Sat 12 July 2014 – Hannover – Galeria Lunar
Tue 15 July 2014 – Munich – Klangbüro @ Halle 6
Fri 18 July 2014 – Berlin – Zum Böhmischen Dorf
Sat 19 July 2014 – Dresden – Schokofabrik
Hinterlandt 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.
Hinterlandt is playing in Jakarta/Indonesia in December and Hobart/Tasmania in January. This is exciting news as both places are “new territory” for Hinterlandt. The Mona Foma festival has an incredibly diverse international line-up, featuring everyone from Matmos via Sun Ra Arkestra and the Australian Chamber Orchestra Quartet to black metal icon Striborg. Hinterlandt is scheduled to play before the HIVE project by Tyondai Braxton (ex Battles).
Tue 17 Dec 2013 – Jakarta – Basement Cafe w/ Evi + Kibo & Fams + Paranoias + Vegas
Wed 18 Dec 2013 – Jakarta – Xabi Music Studio w/ Grasslite + Vanessa TM
Fri 17 Jan 2014 – Hobart – Mona Foma Festival w/ Tyondai Braxton’s HIVE
Hinterlandt is looking forward to playing at Sound Summit as well as a few other shows:
Thu 10 Oct 2013 – Sydney – Free the Beats @ Venue 505 w/ Suede Merit + Jozz Scott + James Nichols + more
Thu 31 Oct 2013 – Sydney – Green Room Lounge w/ Andy Rantzen + Telafonica
Thu 07 Nov 2013 – Sydney – Sound Summit Festival w/ Oval + Heinz Riegler + Sky Needle + more
Sat 09 Nov 2013 – Canberra – National Film and Sound Archive w/ Oval + Spartak
Thu 14 Nov 2013 – Sydney – Goethe-Institut w/ Oval
Sat 16 Nov 2013 – Sydney – Alpha Art Gallery w/ Scattered Order + Fabels
The year 2013 sees two new compilations featuring Hinterlandt contributions. Both tracks are very unusual by Hinterlandt standards, for example they feature some vocals. Rest assured, it’s only a phase.
One is on eclectic label New Weird Australia. It’s called Sixes and Twelves and focuses on experimental guitar music, featuring, among others, Mumble(Speak), Kris Keogh, St. Jambience, Afxjim, Pale Earth, and Julian Day. The other compilation is called I Hear You’re From Australia – My Name’s Bruce Too on Laughing Outlaw Records. As the title suggests it’s a Bruce Springsteen tribute album (yes it is) featuring label mates Mark Moldre, Piers Twomey, Jamie Hutchings, Bambino Koresh, Sam Shinazzi, Bryan Estepa and many others.