Tour name: Red Bull Music Academy presents Kunst als Klang Pt. 1
Pantha Du Prince is the moniker of Hendrik Weber, a charming lad from the middle of nowhere, Germany, who grew up on a well-balanced diet of British indie rock, techno kick drums, and adventurous electronica straight from the house that Autechre built. He eventually ended up co-founding Dial Records, a label that has fostered its very own philosophical and romantic view on electronic dance (and no-dance) music over the past 14 years. After releasing an album of fragile techno folklore via Rough Trade Records in 2010, he teamed up with Norwegian composer and conductor Lars Petter Hagen to explore the unknown versatility of the bell as a musical instrument, and finally release the post-minimalist Elements of Light earlier this spring. Witness one of the year’s most talked-about shows in the venerable surroundings of Midtown Manhattan’s West-Park Presbyterian Church, featuring a ten-piece band on live electronics – and of course, hundreds of (tubular) bells.