Wednesday 10 April 8.00pm
On sale Friday 12 October at 10am
Sony Classical is pleased to announce the release of the first single Curious and accompanying video on October 12 – by renowned pianist and Oscar-nominated film composer Hauschka (Volker Bertelmann). The single Curious offers the first glimpse of his upcoming album A Different Forest in which he does away with his customary instrumental preparations to return to the pure piano. The first single heralds the central themes of the album: The experience of nature as the basis for Hauschka’s understanding of life and the composition of music. For him, the concept of nature is epitomised by the image of a forest.
Ever prolific, Hauschka has worked on numerous projects throughout the last decade, most notably in the fields of theatre, dance and classical ensemble works. In recent years Hauschka has also built a prolific career writing scores for films, coming to international prominence in this field through his soundtrack for the hit film Lion in 2016. Scored in collaboration with Dustin O’Halloran, the soundtrack was nominated for numerous awards including an Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA. His other recent soundtrack work includes the films Hotel Mumbai, Adrift (2018), In Dubious Battle (2016), Exodus (2016) & Praia do Futuro (2014); and music for the new US TV mini-series Patrick Melrose (2018) starring Benedict Cumberbatch. This Fall he will be inducted as a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.