In his latest musical experiment “The Conference of Trees” Hendrik Weber aka Pantha Du Prince translates the communication of trees with an ensemble of musicians into an impressive sound and stage setting. The premiere of this evening between club culture, new music, visual poetry and speculative science took place on August 13 at the International Summer Festival in Hamburg. With the help of sound experiments, Pantha Du Prince explores the communication of trees and translates them into music. The instruments for this are partly handmade by the artist himself, who wanted to find out something about the sound characteristics of different woods through intensive studies of the material. He is supported by a percussion ensemble consisting of Håkon Stene and Bendik Hovik Kjeldsberg, who already participated in his last ensemble project The Bell Laboratory, and Manuel Chittka, drummer of the German band Messer. Jazz musician Friedrich Paravicini, who has already worked on Tocotronic’s last No. 1 album, also participated in the arrangements. In collaboration with a light designer, a video artist and a costume designer, a spectacular stage setting is created, giving space to Weber’s interdisciplinary approach. The project is being co-produced with the International Summer Festival at Kampnagel, the Barbican in London, the Kammerspiele in Munich and the Schauspielhaus Bochum. The world premiere took place on 13 August 2018 at Kampnagel.
Conference of Trees will take place in London, January 19th 2019 at the Barbican Centre
I had the honour to select my favourite tracks on 2 CDs for the COMING HOME complitaion on Stereo Deluxe Rec. Check out the tracklisting Disk1 • 1 Autechre – Yulquen • 2 Arthur Russell – See-Through • 3 Cluster – Hollywood. • 4 Simon Fisher Turner – Hope Swims • 5 Paul Dresher – Channels Passing • 6 Squarepusher – My Sound • 7 Marvin Gaye – What’s Going On • 8 Lifetones – Good Side • 9 Wu-Tang Clan – Can It Be All So Simple (Dirty Version) • 10 Fennesz – Rivers Of Sand • 11 Susumu Yokota – Secret Garden • 12 Wim Mertens – A Visiting Card • 13 William Basinski – Melancholia I • 14 Ornette Coleman – Sience Fiction Disk 2 • 1 Gavin Bryars – Prologue • 2 Broadcast – Tears In The Typing Pool • 3 La Düsseldorf – Düsseldorf • 4 Glühen4 – Montgolfiere.wav • 5 The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band – Smell Of Incense • 6 Konrad Sprenger – Opening • 7 The United States Of America – Stranded In Time • 8 The Clientele – I Had to Say This • 9 Ellen Fullman & Monique Buzzarté – Fluctuations 1 • 10 This Heat – Sleep • 11 Michael Jon Fink – I Hear It In The Rain • 12 Workshop – Adolescence
The MONDHOLZ EP is out on 10″vinyl and digital via Neue Meister incl. 2 remixes of the ÜBERBACH Canons : https://NM.lnk.to/pdp_mondholz .
“After finding out that Pantha Du Prince’s remix pack for his recent LP “The Triad” was going to be released digitally only, we decided to try and make it happen to press it and put it out on vinyl via our own platform. Fortunately agreements were made and now we are happy to present this package of 8 beautiful remixes by alva noto, Efdemin, Shinedoe, Ambarchi & Sprenger, JOHN ROBERTS, Recondite and Solomun (Official) (2 versions)” preorders are available starting today at the plangent store:
17.05.2017- Lincoln Hall / Chicago 18.05.2017- floyd / Miami 19.05.2017- Together Festival / Brighton Music Hall / Boston 20.05.2017- Bravo Festival / Mexico 21.05.2017- Official Movement Pre-Party / Marble Bar / Detroit 23.05.2017- Music Hall of Williamsburg / New York 25.05.2017- The Regent Theater / Los Angeles 27.05.2017- Great Northern / San Francisco 28.05.2017- Doug Fir Lounge / Portland
PANTHA DU PRINCE – US TOUR 2016 10/5/2016 New York, NY Music Hall Of WB 10/6/2016 Boston, MA Sinclair 10/7/2016 Philadelphia, PA Coda 10/8/2016 Washington, DC U Street Hall 10/9/2016 Miami, FL iii Points Festival 10/11/2016 Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge 10/12/2016 Vancouver The Biltmore 10/13/2016 Seattle, WA Barboza 10/14/2016 San Francisco, CA Independent 10/15/2016 Los Angeles, CA Regent