Classically trained on the piano from a young age, Hentschel’s compositions see him exploring and employing unconventional techniques. Classical minimal music is a major influence on the album, in particular Steve Reich’s compository methods like phase variations, looping and imitation. “These methods serve as characteristic compository elements rather than being in the focus of the pieces”, says the label. “The loop, which often is the starting point of one of Hentschels works, usually plays the role of a constant sound substrate on which harmonic-melodic elements can thrive.”
Ahead of the album’s release, we can already hear the spectacular first single ‘What’s Going On’.
In other related news, Orson Hentschel has announced a string of shows in Germany next month and he will also grace both Berlin and London’s editions of Denovali Festival in April.