Singhala Music Presents
In Association with Adelaide Festival of the Arts
MICHAEL ROTHER (NEU! HARMONIA, KRAFTWERK)
Presenting music by NEU!, Harmonia and selected solo works in a world premiere performance with special guests Dieter Moebius (Cluster, Harmonia) and Hans Lampe (NEU!, La Dusseldorf).
THU MAR 15: Brisbane - The Zoo
SAT MAR 17: Sydney - Oxford Arts Factory
Australian music enthusiasts will be lucky enough to experience an unprecedented meeting of great musical minds with heavyweights of Krautkrock and German experimental electronica Michael Rother, Dieter Moebius and Hans Lampe coming together to tour the country in March 2012. Together they will perform the music of Neu!, Harmonia and other selected works.
Well-known for his incredible work in NEU!, Harmonia and Kraftwerk – bands whose music shaped much of rock and electronica to today – multi-instrumentalist and composer Michael Rother’s cult status is largely due to his infrequent touring and elusive recordings. Fans of his ‘70s art-rock catalogue will be treated to some of his most important and popular work on this tour.
Rother could be said to be responsible for the huge wave of popularity that art-rock, Krautrock and experimental electronica rode in the ‘70s, making him a pretty important figure in contemporary music’s history. A precursor to trance, electro-pop and experimental art-rock, Rother pioneered hypnotic and intense beats as well as spacious, avant-garde sounds that characterised the work of NEU!.
Previous collaborative partners include Sonic Youth’s drummer Steve Shelley, John Frusciante and Red Hot Chili Peppers. In 2010, Rother and his band Hallogallo played New York’s ATP festival.
Rother’s music features incredible synthesizer sounds that will transport you to another time – the future that was imagined in the past, a different world; a space age daydream.
In a world-premier event, Rother is joined by former Harmonia bandmate Dieter Moebius (whom he toured with in 2007 as ‘Dieter & Moebius’) and NEU! bandmate Hans Lampe, re-uniting.
Special guest supports to be announced.