Hauschka: Solo Pieces for Piano
Featuring songs by the renowned composer and master of the prepared Piano Volker Bertelmann, AKA Hauschka, Solo Pieces is a wonderful compilation of some of his most beautifully engrossing and hypnotic compositions, as well as some fantastic illustrations and writings. A unique figure in the contemporary classical world, Hauschka's works defy categorisation while remaining uniquely effective. Known for his prepared Piano pieces, Hauschka writes that he considers the Piano a keyboard, string and percussion instrument, thereby opening its sonic possibilities to include diverse timbres, tones and textures. Some songs in Solo Pieces are for natural Piano, but others include instructions on how to prepare your own Piano using everyday materials.