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Thomas Lehn and David Watson Duo Concert at Happy

Thomas Lehn and David Watson Duo Concert at Happy

On Sunday the 18th Happy is proud to be hosting a duo concert featuring two musicians working at the cutting edge of contemporary music.

Cologne based Thomas Lehn is an exemplary pianist internationally known as an interpreter and improviser in classical, contemporary and jazz music.

However, over the last decade he has become one of the pivotal figures in Europe's new music scene as a live electronics performer. Lehn focuses on classic analogue synthesisers developed in the sixties and has developed his own language on the instrument, notably spontaneous interaction and a unique palette of phat and chunky sounds.

“Thomas Lehn follows in Herber Eimert's or Karlheinz Stockhausen's footsteps by conceiving anew, using the nearly unlimited possibilities of synthetic sound production for his improvisations.”
Daniel Schraad, Westdeutsche Zeitung, 26 January 1998

For this New Zealand tour he will be performing with ex-pat New Zealander David Watson, known for his work with various New York luminaries, members of Sonic Youth, John Zorn, and his work on various experimental film soundtracks, notably Mathew Barney's Cremaster 3.

This is an opportunity to hear cutting edge new music that crosses all genres and boundaries by two exponents actively involved in the international new music scene.

Lehn and Watson will be playing at Happy in Wellington on Sunday January 18th at 8.30pm.

Happy is situated underground at the corner of Vivian and Tory Streets, Central Wellington.

This New Zealand tour is supported by the Goethe Institute.

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