Hans Christian to Open 2014-15 Door Concerts Season, Sept 20

Hans Christian is ranked worldwide as a brilliant composer and musician.

photo by Len Villano

photo by Len Villano

He is a maker, one who creates and assembles his own and other artists’ work in a number of unusual ways. He might also be branded a time traveler, in that he ventures back to explore ancient musical traditions, playing many antiquated instruments from around the world, and yet couples all of that tradition with a thoroughly contemporary knowledge of complex electronic media – a master of digital arts, computers, studio recording techniques and live performance technology. At times, he sounds like an East Indian, deep within a raga, shifting to a Medieval court musician or a classical cellist, crossing gracefully into the realm of futuristic electronica.

On Saturday, September 20, at 7 pm you can experience the incredible virtuosity of Hans Christian in concert at St. Peters Lutheran Church auditorium, 108 W. Maple Street in Sturgeon Bay. His versatility as a performer, recording artist and a producer for over 25 years has created a legacy of concerts and recordings that touch people’s hearts around the world. The sounds that he evokes from his diverse instruments move listeners with their haunting beauty. Coupled with his use of live looping and various ethnic string instruments, he speaks a universal musical language that transcends boundaries, cultures, and generations.

Beginning in 1998 as co-founder of the legendary world music group RASA in San Francisco, Hans Christian has cultivated a devoted fan base. His affiliation with Wisdom University as artist-in-residence has garnered him rare access to Chartres Cathedral in France for repeated performances and recording sessions. His recent noteworthy collaborations include a double CD with Andrew Harvey (Rumi Symphony/Allemande Music, 2011) and an album with award-winning Canadian artist Harry Manx (You are the Music of My Silence/Allemande Music, 2012).

Several years ago, he moved to Door County from California, first establishing a recording studio in Sister Bay, eventually moving his base of operations to Sturgeon Bay where he built his Studio 330 and the Allemande Music Company. Door County is quite fortunate in attracting such a gifted artist and musician to establish residence in the community, much less being able to feature him in a local appearance. Tickets for the September 20 performance are $15 at the door.

This season-opener will be followed by:

Door Concerts, Inc. provides an affordable opportunity to attend all six concerts in the 2014-15 series for only $50 for individuals and $125 for families, free for children and music students.

To buy a full season pass or for more information, please call 920.743.3755 or visit www.DoorConcerts.com.