Having earned rave reviews for genre-smashing performances at Glastonbury, Sonar, Big Chill and other big-ticket European festivals, The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble will be making its North American live debut at Lincoln Center’s Out Of Doors series in NYC this August. The ensemble, lead by Berlin-based Daniel Brandt, Jan Brauer & Paul Frick, uses electronic dance music and techno as a jumping-off point to explore a full spectrum of sounds, created primarily with symphonic instruments including piano, tympani, harp, strings and horns.
With two albums under their belt, 2010’s You Make Me Real and 2011’s Mr. Machine, Brandt Brauer Frick have performed as a trio in the US, notably at Coachella as well as Moogfest and Fun Fun Fun Fest in 2011. The Lincoln Center performance will be the first time the full 10-piece ensemble has performed in North America. The ensemble’s performance will be accompanied by a string of US dates from Brandt Brauer Frick performing as a trio, with live piano, sequencers, samplers, and triggered percussion.
In its 42nd season, Lincoln Center Out Of Doors is a free concert series presenting performances from the world’s foremost musicians. Past performers include Patti Smith, Kronos Quartet, Laurie Anderson and many others. The Brandt Brauer Frick Ensemble will share the stage with boundary-pushing jazz trio The Bad Plus, who will be performing On Sacred Ground, a re-envisioning of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring.
Brandt Brauer Frick are currently recording a new album for !K7.