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Apparat, aka Sascha Ring, will release “Krieg und Frieden (Music for Theatre)”, an album of music based on Sebastian Hartmann’s theatre production of Tolstoy’s War and Peace on 18 February 2013.
A tour based on the album Krieg und Frieden has been confirmed, including an appearance at Brighton Festival on 13 May and at Primavera Sound, Barcelona on 25 May.
Sebastian Hartmann is considered one of the big innovators of contemporary German theatre, and asked Ring to contribute to this mammoth project, which was commissioned by the renowned German arts festival Ruhrfestspiele in Recklinghausen.
Featuring artwork by Tilo Baumgärtel, whose work forms part of the theatre production, Krieg und Frieden was recorded with Philipp Timm (cello) and Christoph Hartmann (violin), who form part of Apparat’s live band.
The project was intended to be over with the last performance of the play, a release was never planned, but they found they hadn’t fully exhausted the potential of the songs yet. “Because it evolved out of a process, and transformed all the time, there’s always been a certain freshness to it.” explains Ring.
For Apparat, aka Berlin-based Sascha Ring, experiments in sound are strongly linked to exploring emotions. Over the course of seven album releases he has developed a multifarious, emotional universe. From early works, such as “Multifunktionsebene“ (2001) and “Duplex“ (2003), which took the abstractness out of electronic music and introduced a new spectrum of feelings beyond electronics’ well-tested modes, through collaborations with Ellen Alien (Orchestra of Bubbles) and Modeselektor (as Moderat), Apparat is always in transition. In 2010 he founded the Apparat Band and opened himself to a new sonic cosmos that culminated into “The Devil’s Walk” (2010), his first release on Mute.
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
More dates to be announced, visit apparat.net for updates.