Underpinning the music remains the duo’s extraordinary live setup and the basis for the pair’s “four handed” approach. Using a unique system of homemade apparatus and bespoke computer software, Grandbrothers transform the piano into a versatile, polyphonic sound source that can be operated like a giant drum machine to produce all manner of timbres. Visually arresting onstage, the arrangement has been likened to viewing “open heart surgery on a piano”, and complements the pair’s admirable showmanship. Musically All The Unknown remains energetic and hopeful - rich with a yearning that speaks as much to the listener's heart as it does to their feet - but as ever it’s in the live setting that Sarp and Vogel’s craft really shines.
Beginning life in 2012 as a project centered around a modified piano that combined innate musicality with homemade mechanics, Grandbrothers’ raison d’etre remains the same - an emotive celebration of influence spanning dance music, contemporary hip hop, classical composition & more.
This concert will be given in the Paterskerk, near DomusDela. Please refer to this map.
This concert is part of a format called Felt: neo- classical re-invented. Felt is an oasis in your everyday busy-ness. Felt is tangible and up close, as an answer to hurry and hype, featuring unique artists performing in a special setting. Music that intensifies and slows down time. Venues can be Muziekgebouw, the open air, Van Abbemuseum, Catharinakerk or Piet Hein Eek’s.