New live dates :
29.05.2020 Athens, ADD Festival18.06.2020 Ljubljana, Cankarjev dom19.06.2020 Pannonian Steppe, Meinklang Festival24.07.2020 Moscow, TBA - solo live31.07.2020 Idanha a Nova, Boom Festival - solo live01.08.2020 Neubrandenburg, Detect Festival - solo live26.08.2020 Kassel, Kulturzelt27.08.2020 Kiel, Schleswig Holstein Musik Festival25.09.2020 London, EartH29.10.2020 Brussels, Botanique30.10.2020 Frankfurt, Mousonturm01.11.2020 Amsterdam, Melkweg03.11.2020 Berlin, Volksbühne04.11.2020 Berlin, Volksbühne
Conference of Trees is out now. Order here: https://panthaduprince.lnk.to/CoT
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Conference of Trees - Out now!
Order here: https://panthaduprince.lnk.to/CoT
(America: CD & Vinyl 20.03.20)
In his latest musical experiment "Conference of Trees" Hendrik Weber aka Pantha Du Prince translates the communication of trees into an impressive sound journey. What does it sound like when trees communicate? This is the question the German composer, electronic music producer and conceptual artist Pantha Du Prince attempts to answer in his latest album, “Conference of Trees”. The depths of his exploration into this mysterious language clearly visible by the various routes he takes into uncovering it; The instruments Pantha du Prince uses on “Conference of Trees” are the tools for his exploration; partly handmade by the artist himself, who wanted to explore 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 artist Jungstötter. Jazz musician Friedrich Paravicini, who has already worked with Lou Reed and Robert Wilson, also participated in the arrangements. For an artist who was mainly producing electronic music up to this point, working with wood instruments also meant a shift in day-to-day habits, “Spending so much time in front of the computer and working with electronic machines started feeling a bit bleak to me,” explains Pantha Du Prince, “I wanted to find a way to spend more time outdoors and to legitimize it with art.” Pantha du Prince’s experiment with “Conference of Trees” also carries in all its melodic tensions an important social critique. The implications of how we currently interact with nature, and our destructive relationship to our ecosystems are also addressed. He seems to be saying that tree mustn’t only be respected and protected, but it should also be appreciated.“Conference of Trees” is a profound probe into the lives of the beings that co-inhabit our planet for millennia, and without which our life depends. By taking us to the very core of that being, and by granting us their perspective, even if only momentarily, Pantha Du Prince hopes we can start to grasp the importance of our friendly neighbours, and start to heal our relationship to our ecosystem.
Pius in Tacet - Video
From the forthcoming album "Conference of Trees"
The new single of the forthcoming album "Conference of Trees" is out now
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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 HÃ¥kon 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.
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