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Hauschka and Naomi Laviolette


Doug Fir (map) Southeast
Thu., June 7, 7 p.m. 2012 21+

Doug Fir

Last year, Hauschka released an album of house music. This wasn't a shocking event—unless you knew that Hauschka, real name Volker Bertelmann, from Düsseldorf, is a composer and pianist. He's famous for sticking objects in the guts of his pianos, John Cage-style, to create lovely, understated compositions. Endearingly, the best song on Hauschka's 2010 album, Foreign Landscapes, is called "Mount Hood." If you didn't know better, you'd guess, "maybe Satie?" On 2011's Salon des Amateurs, Hauschka collaborated with múm drummer Samuli Kosminen, Calexico's John Convertino and Joey Burns (who may have inspired the great use of horns), and a computer. The piano is still unplugged, so the term "house" should be read loosely, but maybe not as much as you'd think. By the end of each song, the layered tracks come together to create sophisticated, supercool dance grooves. REBECCA WILSON

Doug Fir

830 E Burnside St., Portland, OR 97214
Hours: Daily 7 am-2:30am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 7 am-2:30am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Thu., June 7, 7 p.m. 2012
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