Sunday, April 30, 2017, 8 pm
Berlin-based musician Christian Naujoks (b. 1980 in Lübeck) is known for the striking minimalism of his rhythmic compositions, which combine influences of classical songwriting, folk music, club sounds and New Music. With the Hamburg electro label Dial, where with Peter M. Kersten (Lawrence) and Richard von der Schulenburg (RVDS) he also forms the group Skywalking, he has released three albums: his untitled debut and the follow-up True Life / In Flames (2012) were characterized by Naujok’s engagement in piano and marimba; his style of playing as well as his singing became distinctive for a very own, emphatic and warm sound, located in pop and ambient. His sources of inspiration have been such diverse personalities and works as those of Arnold Schönberg, Ricardo Villalobos, George Michael, Erik Satie, Steve Reich and My Bloody Valentine. Also his latest album Wave (2016) is laced with an allusive, subtle kind of pop. Here Naujoks particularly focuses on electric guitar sounds, which, by using echo and delay, he turns into captivating, atmospheric variations. After numerous concerts, including at Berghain (Berlin), HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin) and the Golden Pudel Club (Hamburg), Christian Naujoks plays at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein and presents his latest pieces.