Posted on 18 May
► PANTHA DU PRINCE
In his latest musical experiment “The Conference of Trees” Hendrik Weber
aka Pantha Du Prince translates the communication of trees with an
ensemble of musicians into an impressive sound and stage setting.
With the help of sound experiments, Pantha Du Prince explores the
communication of trees and translates them into music. The instruments for
this are partly handmade by the artist himself, who wanted to find out
something about the sound characteristics of different woods through
intensive studies of the material. He is supported by a percussion ensemble
consisting of Håkon Stene and Bendik Hovik Kjeldsberg, who already
participated in his last ensemble project The Bell Laboratory, and Manuel
Chittka, drummer of the German band Messer. Jazz musician Friedrich
Paravicini, who has already worked on Tocotronic’s last No. 1 album, also
participated in the arrangements.
In collaboration with a light designer, a video artist and a costume designer, a
spectacular stage setting is created, giving space to Weber’s interdisciplinary
approach. The project is being co-produced with the International Summer
Festival at Kampnagel, the Barbican in London, the Kammerspiele in Munich
and the Schauspielhaus Bochum. The world premiere will take place on 13
August 2018 at Kampnagel.
Berlin-based producer, musician and artist Hendrik Weber aka Pantha Du
Prince has made a name for himself with albums on the British traditional label
Rough Trade, remixes for Depeche Mode and Philipp Glass, among others. He
plays concerts and club shows worldwide and was awarded the Critics’ Prize of
the Echo in 2011.
“With this project we want to give a new meaning to the forest and the trees inH. Weber
our immediate surroundings and emphasize its value and intelligence – without
forests we would not exist as humans on this planet”