His first London appearance since 2012, Hans-Joachim Roedelius, one of the founding fathers of Krautrock and the co-founder of bands Cluster and Harmonia, performed an intimate session alongside guest Swiss-born English composer Christopher Chaplin.

Roedelius began by playing a cantata composed by his ancestor Johann Christian Roedelius in 1732, and then a version of the same piece by Chaplin. He moved onto a long, warm keyed piano composition which he played from memory. His wife then read some poetry aloud before Chaplin joined Roedelius onstage to perform an improvisational electronic piece to end the show.

13/12/19: Hans Joachim Roedelius @ Cafe Oto, London.

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