Preview: Hauschka at Holocene
"Life is extremely boring if you don’t keep testing limits."
Ladies and gentlemen, meet Hauschka, an innovative German ambient composer who sometimes custom-fits his piano hammers with tiny tambourines. Here, the scarf-swathed, blue-eyed maestro explains his overarching musical philosophy, as well as his growing affection for a certain windup toy duck. Let Hauschka’s string section and snowdrifts momentarily sweep away your Monday woes—and if you feel so inclined, catch him tomorrow at Holocene.