Upcoming Gigs: Recalibrate, Snob Club, Hinterlandt

May 2022 | Recalibrate:
19 May 2022 | AUS | Sydney | The Chippo | w/ Dave Carr’s Fabulous Contraption, The Nee High Mush, Prog Dylan
June 2022 | Snob Club:
23 Jun 2022 | GER | Bremen | Lila Eule| w/ Krälfe
24 Jun 2022 | GER | Berlin | Schokoladen | w/ Krälfe
25 Jun 2022 | GER | Frankfurt |ExZess | w/ Krälfe
August 2022 | Hinterlandt:
07 Aug 2022 | AUS | Sydney | People’s Republic | Invite Only

Dance: Research Collaboration

Jochen Gutsch at Critical Path, Sydney

Sydney contemporary dance company Critical Path invited me to participate in a research residency they hosted for a choreographer and two dancers with disabilities. Together with fellow musician Trevor Brown we developed sounds and music to support the dancers in their vision.

RECALIBRATE: Name Change

Recalibrate is the new name for my trio with Alex O’Toole and Simeon Bartholomew, formerly known as No Mandate. The band is older than Covid and was named before people started shouting about vaccine and mask mandates. We’d played about 35 shows and made two albums under the name No Mandate, but felt the step was necessary to avoid being associated with this toxic debate. Some links have changed: Bandcamp | Facebook | Instagram | YouTube

STILL: Head On Photo Festival

My first visual artwork STILL has been accepted into Head On Photo Festival. It’s based on 100 photos of the same patch of sky I took at 8am in the morning for 100 consecutive days. I made this a while ago and it’s amazing to see it now gets this kind of recognition. STILL will be on display at Paddington Reservoir Gardens in Sydney from 20 until 28 November, as a projection slide, among semi-finalists. I’d like to thank the festival jury for selecting the work among all those submissions.

For info about the festival please go to the festival website.

HINTERLANDT: “The Stepping Stones of Life” Released

My first commissioned work as a composer, set to a poem by John Rantzen. It’s one long piece (17.46 minutes) describing an arch from the beginning of life to its end. Stream (free) / Download ($10) on Bandcamp, or head to one of the other usual streaming services.

Lyrics: John Rantzen | Music: Jochen Gutsch 

Musicians: 
Lara Goodridge – violin 
Monique Mezzatesta – viola 
Simeon Johnson – cello 
Nicole Smede – vocals 
Andy Rantzen – narrator 
Keyna Wilkins – flute 
Jochen Gutsch – guitar, trumpet, piano, vocals 

Recorded by Richard Belkner at Free Energy Device Studios in Sydney, June 2021. Mastered by Michael Lynch at Shoehorse Sound Studio. 

HINTERLANDT: The Church at Phoenix Central Park

On 25th of July 2021, Hinterlandt will present “Seven Tales” at The Church in Sydney, a new venue by the amazing Phoenix Central Park. It will be an intimate, all-acoustic chamber-style performance. Entry is free with registration. Please note the event was booked out within a few hours but there’s a waitlist.

Note: This concert was cancelled due to the current Sydney lockdown.

Photo: Ezekiel Rodofili

HINTERLANDT: Welcome Lara Goodridge

We welcome the wonderful Lara Goodridge to Hinterlandt. Lara is an amazing violinist and lovely human being. She’s well-known for her work in FourPlay String Quartet, Baby et Lulu, Miriam Lieberman Trio, collaborations with author Neil Gaiman, and many other projects. We’re excited about the first shows in this new line up:

Photo: Ezekiel Rodofili

ANDY RANTZEN, JOCHEN GUTSCH, LAWRENCE ENGLISH: New Work

On the Completion of my Master Work is a new experimental voice/sound piece themed around the ideas, life and personality of philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer. The 18-minute original composition is accompanied by a 14-minute digital remake.

Andy Rantzen: Voice, Concept / Jochen Gutsch: Composition, Instruments / Lawrence English: Sine Waves, Mastering

Edition of 100 hand-stamped, pro-dubbed C38 NAC super-ferric cassette tapes with recto/verso printed golden card. Made & duped in the US, printed in Indonesia. Includes download code for digital version.

50% of digital sales will be donated to forest conservation in Kalimantan & Sumatra, Indonesia via Yayasan ASRI and Pohon Asuh. The rest will be used to support the label.