Michael Rother live in China / Update
For his first ever live performances in China, Michael Rother will come to Beijing and Shanghai in December 2014 and present the music of NEU! and Harmonia as well as selected solo works. He will be accompanied by Hans Lampe (drums) and Franz Bargmann (guitar). The offical invitation by "VICE China":
VICE China´s annual party 2014. The World Is Sinking, We Are Celebrating!
Michael Rother will play both Beijing (Dec 11 at Tango 3rd Floor) and Shanghai (Dec 13 at Mao Livehouse), joined by Russian group Messer Chups, as well as local up-and-comers including Heat Mark, Run Run Run, Hua Lun, and The Psyders. RSVP for free entry. Door opens at 8pm.
Chinese media on the upcoming concerts of Michael Rother in China:
Michael Rother at the Red Bull Music Academy, Tokyo 2014
On October 22nd 2014 Michael Rother participated at the Red Bull Music Academy, Tokyo 2014, Japan, where he was interviewed by Hanna Bächer in front of the participants of the RBMA Tokyo 2014.
The "Lecture" focussed on Michael Rother´s time as a member of Kraftwerk in 1971, his subsequent collaborative band projects NEU! (with Klaus Dinger) and Harmonia (with Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Dieter Moebius) and on his work as a solo artist.
A selection of clips from the Lecture and comments by RBMA are available here:
"Michael Rother / Brave NEU World / 2014 RBMA Tokyo Lecture Highlights".
Photo by Yusaku Aoki @ Red Bull Music Academy Tokyo 2014
New compilation out on Groenland Records features music by Michael Rother
The compilation "ELECTRI_CITY - Elektronische Musik aus Düsseldorf" featuring music of the 1970s and 80s from Düsseldorf as well as music by artists and bands often associated with the capital of North Rhine-Westfalia is out on CD (and with a limited selection of tracks also available on Vinyl ) on Groenland Records on October 13th 2014.
A book in German language with the same title, written by Rüdiger Esch, will be published by Suhrkamp on October 20th 2014.
The CD compilation includes "Flammende Herzen" by Michael Rother as well as tracks by NEU!, La Duesseldorf, Harmonia & Eno, DAF, Der Plan, Die Krupps, Wolfgang Riechmann and many more.
Michael Rother live at Phono Festival in Bergen, Norway / Update
Michael Rother will come Bergen, Norway, on September 20th 2014 where he will perform the music of NEU! and Harmonia plus selected solo works at Phonofestivalen 2014. Hans Lampe (La Düsseldorf / drums) and Franz Bargmann (Camera / guitar) join Michael Rother at Phonofestivalen 2014 as his Special Guests. Other artists performing at Phono Festival: Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab), Rhys Chatham and numerous international and Norwegian artists/bands.
Michael Rother live at Schloss Bevern in Germany
Michael Rother is confirmed to play an open air concert in Bevern, Germany, on July 26th 2014 and present the music of his bands NEU! and Harmonia plus selected solo works. The courtyard of the historic "Schloss Bevern" (a palace/chateau in Lower Saxony built in the 17th century) was chosen as the venue for this special live appearance. Hans Lampe (La Duesseldorf) will join Michael Rother in Bevern as his Special Guest on drums.
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