ID Festival: Piano Combo I - Transcriptions
"Transcriptions" is reminiscent of a decade between Kurt Cobain, MTV and Techno, an homage to the pop culture identity of generation X. What is left from youth rebellion, from "Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me"? Folkwang alumnus Kai Schumacher answers this with an irony-free look at his own musical socialisation of the 90's and treats the heroes of his youth to a pianistic makeover. The concert piano thus turns, through the reworks of Rage Against The Machine, Nirvana or The Prodigy, into a four square metre sound monster, a mechanical effect processor or a percussion instrument. Meanwhile, there are extracts of some lyrical moments through the music of bands such as Slayer. You can find the combined ticket for Piano Combo I & II here: http://bit.ly/PianoComboFreitag You can find the festival ticket here: http://bit.ly/IDFestival2018 Kai Schumacher delights in pushing the boundaries between classical and popular music while avoiding the well-worn cliché Crossover. Boasting an impressive pedigree, Kai studied at the renowned Folkwang University Essen with Prof. Till Engel, passing his Konzertexamen with distinction in 2009. On his current album "Beauty in simplicity" (2017) Kai Schumacher is combining original piano compositions with his own arrangements for "en-hanced piano". Including works from three centuries ranging from Erik Satie through Steve Reich to Moderat. Minimal Music meets its classical pioneers and descendants in Ambient, Techno and Post-Rock. Kai Schumacher also works as a producer, regularly appears as an orchestral soloist and has toured throughout Europe, Asia and North- and South-America .