Tickets for PEOPLE mixtape hosted by Gaspar Claus & Casper Clausen, The Havels 29.09.23 in Berlin, Michelberger Hotel
Tickets for PEOPLE mixtape Berlin
Gaspar & Casper are coming back to town and bring their music & friends!
We'll meet in the Courtyard, and adventure into musical bliss. We are very much looking forward to reuniting for a few hours of music and togetherness.
GASPAR CLAUS & CASPER CLAUSEN
A collaboration between cellist Gaspar Claus (FR) and vocalist Casper Clausen (DK). Yes, the duo's names are strikingly alike and were the main inspiration for their first meeting in Lisbon, where they immediately recorded their debut album, self-titled "Claus & Clausen" in 2016. Their mutual friend, French filmmaker Vincent Moon, was their matchmaker. He had known them both for years and thought they would make an exciting match on stage. The album captures that initial first meeting through a collection of songs ranging from their first conversations, raw improvisations, to full-fledged songs. French cellist Gaspar Claus’s playing is a sonic grind, with his characteristic ghostlike tone often wandering off near the bridge of his instrument, sometimes mixing in prepared objects and never shy off tender melodies or explosive gestures. He has played and collaborated with a wide range of exciting artists such as Jim O’Rourke, Keiji Haino, Barbara Carlotti, Joelle Léandre, Matt Elliot, and frequently collaborates with his father,Pedro Soler, a respected French flamenco guitarist. Gaspar Claus also founded and runs the record label “Les Disques du Festival Permanent.” Danish vocalist Casper Clausen is best known as the lead singer and founding member of acclaimed Danish band Efterklang and the adjacent project Liima. His distinct baritone voice reaches wide from angelic falsetto to full-bodied wooden depths. In 2021, Casper released his first solo album, "Better Way” via German label City Slang. Together they create an exciting raw blend of cello and vocals, showcasing their shared curiosity for improvisations, high-flying melodies, and heart-searching narratives. In a live performance, the cello and voice literally face each other, with the duo often performing on the floor surrounded by the audience, creating an intimate and sensitive experience for everyone in attendance. Gaspar Claus & Casper Clausen's live performance promises to be a unique and unforgettable experience that you won't want to miss.
IRENA & VOJTĚCH HAVLOVI
The Czech husband-and-wife duo Irena & Vojtěch Havlovi (The Havels) have almost 4 decades of joint artistic career and partnership behind them. They started working together in the mid 80’s as part of the experimental ensemble Capella Antiqua e Moderna, a unique association of musicians whose repertoire spanned various styles of European classical music, ranging from the Renaissance to contemporary. During the years they have passed through several distinctive stages of development, traveling far and wide, through time and space. With an inventive and unorthodox approach to both historical and modern compositional techniques and interpretive procedures, the Havel’s have steadfastly developed a unique and musically autonomous language that is difficult, if not impossible, to put in a box and which continues to expand to this day. The couple have had many important collaborators in 40 years. They have participated in the birth of Czech video art (Radek Pilař), accompanied existential contemporary dance (Eva Černá and Karel Vaněk). A documentary about them was made by the celebrated independent filmmaker Vincent Moon. Bryce Dessner's composition “Little Blue Something” is a tribute to the music of the Prague duo and uses its motifs: it was recorded by the Kronos Quartet on the album “Aheym”. Musicians from The National, as well as Sufjan Stevens, are among the long-time fans of Irena and Vojtěch Havel. Their music is open and still receiving new stimuli.
IRENA HAVLOVA viola da gamba, piano, vocal
VOJTĚCH HAVEL violoncello, piano, vocal
#1 by Louis Leblay
#2 & #4 by Nicolas Delorme
#3 by David Andrade