The new Hinterlandt album Seven Tales is a song cycle I wrote to move the band’s progressive indie-chamber music into a more lyrical and poetic realm. Storytelling is key as seven fictional characters experience tragic anecdotes, beautifully brought to life by classically trained vocalist, Nicole Smede. The album is on Bandcamp and on all the usual digital platforms now.
Launch: Thursday 20th of August 2020 at Venue 505 in Sydney. 8.30pm show SOLD OUT. 6pm show added – some tickets left.
Musicians: Nicole Smede: Vocals, Monique Mezzatesta: Violin, Jara Stinson: Violin, Simeon Johnson: Cello, Jochen Gutsch: Trumpet, Guitar, Glockenspiel
Credits: Music and lyrics written by Jochen Gutsch. Recorded and mixed by Richard Belkner at Free Energy Device Studios in Sydney. Mastered by Michael Lynch at Shoehorse Studio. Artwork by Sam Harwood.
Still is an audio-visual project I did in response to the lock-down situation in March-June 2020. For 100 consecutive days I took a photo of the same patch of Sydney sky at 8am every morning.
Meanwhile I composed a soundtrack to match the meditative atmosphere of the photographic project. Built around the fixed parameters of pace and place, Still is a quiet invitation for reflection and contemplation.
The 100 photos can be viewed in this gallery.
The soundtrack has not been published yet.
Hello. It’s 2020 and I decided to set up a website under my own name, as a platform for my various creative undertakings. Current projects include Hinterlandt, No Mandate, Still, Snob Club, and several others.
The Discography page shows some 35 or so albums I’ve made, the Dates page lists upcoming shows and has an incomplete list of 500 or so gigs I’ve played. Press has snippets of reviews, About has a basic bio. If any of this interests you please don’t hesitate to Contact me.
Not listed on this website are things I organise in my capacity as programmer for the Goethe-Institut in Australia, which has its own website.