Hauschka – Philanthropy

Academy Award and BAFTA-winning composer Volker Bertelmann, aka Hauschka, announces his new album, «Philanthropy», out October 20th on City Slang, and presents its lead single, «Loved Ones.» The word “philanthropy” is defined as “the practice of performing charitable or benevolent actions” or “the love of humankind in general.” Perhaps too modest to consider his music a benevolent or charitable act, Bertelmann unquestionably displays “a love of humankind” through the compassion and openness of his new music. Perhaps not the obvious choice for an instrumental album dominated by the distinctive sound of prepared piano, the renowned composer named his 14th studio album «Philanthropy», his first Hauschka album since 2019’s «A Different Forest».