Hans-Joachim Roedelius

3TEN ACL Live and End of an Ear Present

Hans-Joachim Roedelius


Tue · October 31, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Day of Show $20.00-$23.00

This event is all ages

*There is a $3.00 fee that is added to every ticket purchased at our Box Office. This includes Day of Show pricing.

Hans-Joachim Roedelius - (Set time: 9:15 PM)
Hans-Joachim Roedelius
Hans-Joachim Roedelius (born 26 October 1934 in Berlin) is a German experimental, ambient and electronic musician. He is best known as a co-founder of the krautrock groups Kluster (with Dieter Moebius, Konrad Schnitzler) later the more succesful and notable Cluster (HJR* and Dieter Moebius), Harmonia (HJR, Dieter Moebius and Michael Rother), Qluster (HJR and Onnen Bock) and for his work in the ambient jazz trio Aquarello. He’s had numerous, if not countless collaborations with too many names to mention here, over 100 releases with his name, though his most notable are perhaps with Tim Story, Christopher James Chaplin, Stefan Schneider and last but not least Brian Eno. His first attempts at music are documented under the moniker ‘Human Being.’

HJR was a UFA child actor, refugee, nurse and palliative caregiver, detective, butler, chauffeur and masseur. His life’s path led him through both Germanys to Corsica but he always remained in contact with the world of music. When that world made sparks in West Germany in the late 1960s with the visual arts between Fluxus and expansion of consciousness, Roedelius was part of it with his bands Cluster and Harmonia. They soon were considered outstanding representatives of West German progressive rock, which British journalists tenderly dubbed “Krautrock.” Roedelius’s contributions, however, were neither martial nor overly intellectual; Zen garden-like soundscapes became his trademark, mostly created on the piano and synthesizer. Since then he has tirelessly produced solo works as well as collaborations in addition to installations, sound sculptures, film and stage music. He lives and works tirelessly in Baden near Vienna and regularly returns to Corsica.

At the age of 82, Achim as his friends call him, continues on with his work leaning away from the abstract and electronic and more into the vignettes of semi-classical piano scapes though not abandoning his melodic and whimsical phrasing that made Cluster, Harmonia and collaborations with so many others famous. As a family man he is husband, grandpa and father. He still puts on his infamous ’More Ohr Less’ festival every year in Austria that has spotlighted artists from every corner of the world.
Xambuca - (Set time: 8:00 PM)
Chandra Shukla (b. 1975) created XAMBUCA before performing a debut performance in Berkeley, CA on April 20, 1995 came up with the nonsensical moniker. He formed them from letters left over from a Scrabble game that spelled out what has come to be known as 'XAMBUCA'. It was this that prompted the need for a name and the beginnings of an ongoing collaborative project that was completely free of genre, form, context or musicality with a rotating arsenal of sonic guests. Though now in 2017, the lineup for XAMBUCA consists solely of Chandra Shukla (sound) and Geo Lynx (video). XAMBUCA has performed internationally and continues to produce, record and perform live. The symbol of XAMBUCA is the 'x' that marks the spot appearing on every product and stemming from the likes of chromosomes to tuning forks and is a brand logo to be recognized , everywhere. One of those symbols that you've felt you've seen before but weren't quite sure where. Many derivative and copycat logos have emerged since its inception in 1995 either by mere coincidence or sheer plagiarism. XAMBUCA strives to give emphasis to its art both sonically and visually.
Venue Information:
3TEN Austin City Limits Live
310 Willie Nelson Blvd, Suite 1A
Austin, TX, 78701