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Hackedepicciotto New Zealand Tour Announced

Hackedepicciotto New Zealand Tour Announced

Thursday 26th April, 2018 12:24PM

Ex-Berlin multi-instrumental duo Hackedepicciotto are visiting our shores this June for shows throughout Aotearoa, presented by the hard-working folk at the Audio Foundation. The group are comprised of underground music stalwarts Alexander Hacke and Danielle de Picciotto; Hacke is founding member and bassist of industrial icons Einstürzende Neubauten, and de Picciotto was lead singer of Space Cowboys and frequent collaborator with electronic figurehead Gudrun Gut. Expect beautifully constructed and intense whirlpools of sound from the nomadic experimentalists, who are touring their latest collection Menetekel. Check out the details below...

Audio Foundation Presents: Hackedepicciotto

Wednesday 20th June - Whammy Bar, Auckland*
Friday 22nd June - Snails, Palmerston North*
Saturday 23rd June - Meow, Wellington  
Friday 29th June - Space Academy, Christchurch* (UPDATED VENUE)
Saturday 30th June - Captain Cook, Dunedin*

Tickets are available HERE via UTR

Watch the video for Danielle de Picciotto and Alexander Hacke 'Awake' from their 2016 album Perseverantia...

Check out footage of the duo in action performing their tune 'Jericho' at Whispers & Hurricanes at Strongroom Bar in Shoreditch, England...

Press release:

Audio Foundation is pleased to announce a nationwide tour for HackedePicciotto, stalwarts of Berlin's legendary underground culture of the '80s and '90s and giants of multimedia art and industrial music.

Both artists are legends of their own making: Danielle de Picciotto moved to Berlin in 1987 where she became the lead singer of the band Space Cowboys, co-initiator of the Love Parade, and frequent collaborator with the Ocean Club alongside Gudrun Gut. Alexander Hacke is founding member and bass player of avant-legends, Einstürzende Neubauten. Over two decades, the duo have collaborated in countless international projects in addition to regularly releasing their own compositions.

In 2010, de Picciotto and Hacke made the decision to abandon their home, forging a nomadic path from one city to the next, eschewing all sense of fixity and stability along the way. The absence of a permanent place of return has since informed their work, which they produce relentlessly in search of“external & internal clarity, archaic principles and philosophies, and the means to master the rigours of the road.” The duo describe the cause for their restlessness as stemming from “gentrification, and the annihilation of individualism, as wells as the rising cost of living and the relentless sellout by the mainstream entertainment industry.” In response, “artists need to find new ways of working ... in order to upkeep integrity and autonomy. The old patterns no longer function.”

After years of live performance, the intensity of Hacke-dePicciotto shows, along with the duo's reputation for existential angst, proceeds their arrival. de Picciotto’s Hurdy Gurdy, autoharp and kemenche combines with Hacke’s virtuosic lines on bass, guitar and percussion, punctuated by melancholic, translucent harmonies and underpinned by low electronic rumbles. The soundscapes engendered by this collage bring forth a mesmerising universe of sound and emotion, leaving audiences both shaken and overjoyed.


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Wed 20th Jun
Whammy Bar, Auckland
Fri 22nd Jun
Snails, Palmerston North
Fri 29th Jun
Space Academy, Christchurch
Sat 30th Jun
Captain Cook, Dunedin

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