October 20, 2021
Volker Bertelman, also known under his composer name Hauschka has been living with the piano since his childhood. Since he started playing, he has been fascinated by the many ways the instrument can sound, by the possibilities that arise from playing it in unconventional ways. He loves to experiment with tunings, unusual objects that are being placed in the inside of his pianos or attached to the hammers. In Hauschka's hands, a piano can sound like a drum kit, a visit in a toy store, a garage full of interesting forgotten stuff.
As a composer Bertelmann has been involved in countless theatre, ensemble, TV, and film productions, adding his always special and unique musical language to the mix. His collaborations range from working with Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn, to the iconic Icelandic band múm, to scoring Garth Davis’s Lion, which he won the AACTA Award for. He was nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe, and BAFTA.
Watch Hauschka work in his beautiful and charming looking sound atelier, equipped with a variety of HEDD monitors and the HEDDphone - tools that are of essential importance for his day to day life as an artist.