roedelius + chaplin
King of Hearts
Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Christopher Chaplin first met in 2010 at the 'Gugginger Irritationen 2' festival near Vienna, dedicated to Art Brut. In 2011, Roedelius was invited to play a live piano set for the BBC, which would be recorded and remixed by a musician of his choice, but with whom he had never worked before. Roedelius chose Christopher Chaplin for the task. The result was broadcast on BBC Radio 3's 'Late Junction Sessions' program in June 2011. Roedelius then asked Christopher to collaborate further on his material, in view of a possible album.
A year later King of Hearts was born.
Born 1934 in Berlin. Nurse, physiotherapist, masseur, escort of the dying, composer, writer, poet foto-collage-artist, producer, curator. He is a pioneer in the field of the exploitation of electrically generated tones, sounds and noises, and belongs to the founders of contemporary popular electronic music. His discography lists about 80 releases. In 1968 he was the foundermember of the artslab Zodiak and of groups such as Geräusche, PlusMinus, Kluster, Cluster, Harmonia etc Collaborations/co-productions with artists around the globe such as with: Konrad Plank, Brian Eno, Holger Czukay, Dieter Moebius, Michael Rother, Conrad Schnitzler, Peter Baumann, Felix Jay, Tim Story, Morgan Fisher and many others. About 1500 compositions including text and poetry. Almost uncountable concerts / performances / readings all over Europe and in main cities of Japan, Australia and the United States.
Born in 1962 in Lausanne. He is the youngest son of Charlie Chaplin. He studied the piano with Irene Denereaz in Vevey before moving to London to become an actor. In 2005, he took up music again and more specifically composition. In 2010, he collaborated with Viennese electronic musician Kava on the album 'Seven Echoes', which was released by Fabrique Records that Summer.