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Hauschka, Dustin O'Halloran and Jˇhann Jˇhannsson hail from three different countries, but share a common purpose in pushing the boundaries of perceptions in modern classical music.
Where O'Halloran's hauntingly evocative string arrangements and solo piano pieces can gently break hearts, Hauschka (aka Dusseldorf-based prepared-piano player Volker Bertelmann) playfully experiments playfully with timbre and rhythm, allowing extra-textual clicks and tics into his sonic journeys through organic and electronic modernist piano.
Jˇhann Jˇhannsson, contrastingly, offers a study of stillness and richness of texture - soft electronics and restrained, harmonic use of a full string quartet subtly permeate and underpin his own sonic collages.
Renowned independent label, FatCat, originally established 130701 as a home for Montreal's Set Fire To Flames and have since released music from from Parisian minimalist composer Sylvain Chauveau and the much-celebrated Max Richter.
In recent years, 130701 has put out critically acclaimed albums from the three artists undertaking the Trascendentalists tour: Hauschka's jaw-dropping classical / techno crossover Salon des Amateurs; the elegant and hushed beauty of O'Halloran's Lumiere and Vorleben; and Jˇhann Jˇhannsson's The Miners' Hymns.
Though having debuted the combination of all three artists at a packed, bar-setting performance in Reykjavik's oldest wooden church Frikirkjan for 2011's Iceland Airwaves festival, the Transcendentalists tour will mark the first time Dustin O'Halloran, Jˇhann Jˇhannsson and Hauschka have hit the road together.
We have pairs of tickets to 130701 Transcendentalists European Tour at Cork Opera House on Saturday 19th May to give away. Simply answer the question correctly to be entered into the draw. Competition closes Thursday 17th May.