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HAUSCHKA-GHOST PIANO

Mareika Froecking

HAUNTING KEYS Hauschka is the alias of Düsseldorf-based Volker Bertelmann, who plays what he calls the “prepared piano”. He modifies the instrument by placing within it an assortment of material--gaffer tape, tin foil, felt wedges, bottle tops, ping pong balls… The resulting sounds have been described by MOJO magazine as “nothing short of astonishing... a triumph.” The haunting quality of Bertelmann’s compositions are enhanced in this performance by ghost-like films projected onto the piano and pianist by Luxembourg film maker Jeff Desom, who has made two promo videos for Hauschka including the award-winning Morgenrot. Ghost Piano has been performed only a few times, and this is its Luxembourg debut.

BOB DYLAN/MARK KNOPFLER

REAL DEAL DOUBLE-BILL

Having worked together in the studio (most notably on Slow Train Coming), Mark Knopfler and Bob Dylan have now embarked on a double-bill tour. The show opens with Knopfler, making his third appearance at the Rockhal, performing a slew of songs from his solo output and some familiar hits. Dylan and his band will follow for what promises to be a memorable night packed with old favourites. October 21, Rockhal, Esch-Belval, www.rockhal.lu

October 29, Philharmonie, LuxembourgKirchberg, www.philharmonie.lu

DIGITALISM

DIRTY ELECTRO LOVE

The German electro-punk duo got everyone dancing at their last two Rockhal shows, and this latest appearance in the venue’s Club promises no different. New album, Love You, Dude may be more polished and commercial than the dirty electro of 2007’s Idealism, but nevertheless the duo makes truly infectious dance music. As one wag puts it on YouTube, “Digitalism are what Daft Punk should have turned into.” October 25, Rockhal, Esch-Belval, www.rockhal.lu

TOUCH OF NOIR

BACK IN BLACK Now in its fourth edition, the Touch of Noir festival sees noir as a state of mind, rather than a culturally defined genre. This year’s programme includes a series of film screenings including Paul Verhoeven’s early-career De Vierde Man and 1969 classic The Honeymoon Killer s as well as a screening with live music of Alfred Hitchcock’s The Lodger (photo). Concerts during the festival include My Little Cheap Dictaphone performing its Faustian album The Tragic Tale Of A Genius, big band ensemble Flat Earth Society and jazz from the Erik Truffaz Quartet. A festival pass costs just 40 euro. October 19 to 28, opderschmelz, Dudelange, www.opderschmelz.lu Continues on page 68

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