- Mon, 2013-02-18 16:28
Berlin-based Apparat today releases new album Krieg und Frieden (Music for Theatre) through Mute.
The album has been based on Sebastian Hartmann’s theatre production of Tolstoy’s War and Peace. The renowned and innovative German theatre director was commissioned by famed German arts festival Ruhrfestspiele in Recklinghausen to create the piece, subsequently enlisting Apparat to create the music.
The album was recorded with Philipp Timm (cello) and Christoph Hartmann (violin), who form part of Apparat’s live band. The result is a compelling ten tracks, traversing the boundaries of contemporary classical and electronic composition.
Not intended for release, the project was set to finish with the last performance of the play. Instead however, it was felt the full potential of the songs had not been reached as Apparat explains; "Because it evolved out of a process, and transformed all the time, there’s always been a certain freshness to it.”
Listen to a full stream of the album:
A tour based on the album Krieg und Frieden has also been confirmed, including an appearance at Brighton Festival on 13th May and at Primavera Sound, Barcelona on 25th May. More dates are set to be announced, visit http://apparat.net to stay up to date.
Apparat plays Krieg Und Frieden
10 May - Poland - Warsaw - Free Form Festival - http://www.freeformfestival.pl
11 May – Belgium - Brussels - Les Nuites Botanique - http://bit.ly/Yosnnt
13 May - UK - Brighton - All Saints Church (Brighton Festival) - http://brightonfestival.org
25 May - Spain - Barcelona - Primavera Festival - http://www.primaverasound.es/
26 May – France - Paris - Cafe De La Danse - http://www.cafedeladanse.com
27 May - France - Paris - Cafe De La Danse - http://www.cafedeladanse.com
1 June - Germany – Leipzig - Centraltheater - http://www.centraltheater-leipzig.de
2 June - Germany – Leipzig - Centraltheater - http://www.centraltheater-leipzig.de
3 June - Austria – Wien - Stadtsaal - http://stadtsaal.com/spielplan/kriegfriedenssu.html
4 June – Switzerland – Zürich - Kaufleuten – http://bit.ly/Z7WsxL
5 June – Germany – München - Volkstheater - http://bit.ly/11E6lok