Tickets for Grandbrothers Berlin
Funkhaus Session No 23
presented by radioeins and Ask Helmut
OPEN TOUR 2017
Grandbrothers will tour Europe and the UK in November, showcasing tracks from theirsecond album, Open, which will be released by City Slang Records on October 20, as wellas 2015’s acclaimed debut, Dilation.
The duo, Erol Sarp and Lukas Vogel, first met seven years ago, forming the synth-freeGrandbrothers in Düsseldorf only a short while later. Pairing Sarp’s piano skills withVogel’s talent for building the formidably intricate mechanics with which he exploits hispartner’s instrument and also designing its software, Open explores dimensions at whichtheir debut, Dilation, only hinted. On stage, Sarp works at his ivory keyboard while, frombehind his computer keys, Vogel live-samples his partner’s notes, triggering further effectswith the aid of homemade apparatus that physically manipulate the piano’s strings andbody. Live, the inventive contraptions at the heart of their work provide a physicallyastounding and visually astonishing display, so it’s no wonder their music was oncememorably described as “open heart surgery on a grand piano.”
Their performances underline the complexity and vigour of their work, bringing their love oftechno and club music to the fore. As Sarp points out, “We don’t only make music forlistening to, after all. As much as we enjoy playing concert halls with the audience seatedwe also love to play at sweaty clubs where people are standing and dancing around us.“