While Hinterlandt has previously been the moniker for the sonic explorations of the solo artist Jochen Gutsch, the group has recently been reborn as a four-piece ensemble.
On this, their debut album, the Sydney-based ensemble explore their own conception of contemporary chamber music with a progressive, experimental edge; combining Gutsch's compositions with guided improvisations and experimental performance techniques.
The result is an aesthetic that calls to mind Kronos Quartet, Tin Hat Trio or John Zorn's Masada works, with nods to classical composers such as Antonin Dvorak or Gyorgy Ligeti, and combined with an intimate, non-perfectionist sensibility that is closer to artists like Marc Ribot or Sufjan Stevens.
## TOUR DATES ##
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
released January 19, 2016
Recorded at Campbelltown Arts Centre on Friday 02 October 2015.
Alltagswelt and Umgangswelt composed, arranged and recorded by Jochen Gutsch. Patches and Paths composed by Jochen Gutsch, arranged by the Hinterlandt Ensemble, recorded by Greg Ghavalas and Doug Jones with the assistance of Campbelltown City Council through Campbelltown Arts Centre’s New Music Artist Residency Program. Mastered by Tim Carr at Theta Labs. Photos by Christopher John Frape.
Thank you: Stephanie Zarka, Matthew Steffen, Lachlan R Dale, Christopher John Frape.
Bronwyn Cumbo: violin, percussion
Natalya Bing: violin, percussion
Simeon Johnson: cello, percussion
Jochen Gutsch: trumpet, guitar, percussion
© 2016 Hinterlandt