Tour Preview: Ulrich Schnauss (Brighton, St. Luke’s Church 25.03.22)

Ambient / electronica doyen kicks off six date UK tour this week

Posted on Feb 19th, 2022 in News, Ulrich Schnauss
Tour Preview: Ulrich Schnauss (Brighton, St. Luke’s Church 25.03.22) Given current global stresses, the appearance of legendary German electronica maestro Ulrich Schnauss on these shores after an 18 month absence for a short UK tour offers a welcome chance to be absorbed into otherworldly soundscapes that encompass moods from the icy grandeur to more warmly melodic electronica – all in the atmospheric setting of Brighton's St Luke's Church (Tickets here).

As Schnauss says: "I’ve always used making and listening to music as a way to escape – putting on headphones is a great way to leave reality behind for a while, reminding yourself why it still makes sense to carry on".

Schnauss combines a solo career stretching back to 2001's debut Far Away Trains Passing By with membership of legendary electronic music pioneers Tangerine Dream since 2014 and cult ambient / shoegaze outfit Engineers. The upcoming tour will showcase expansive wonders from his epic remastered retrospective boxed set release Now Is A Timeless Present. Alongside extensive dipping into a diverse 20-year back catalogue, expect breathtaking improvisations – as captured on the boxed set with examples from gigs across Europe.

Fittingly for a Brighton gig, Schnauss will be accompanied by live visuals from eye-popping Sussex-based AV-creative Innerstrings. Veteran electronic dance composer Richard Norris – one half of The Grid – provides spritely support, along with coolly trippy Brighton-based BUNKR, who claim influences ranging from Cult of Luna and John Coltrane to Serge Gainsbourg.

Ulrich Schnauss Tour:

Mar 24, Bristol, Arnolfini
Mar 25, Brighton, St Luke's Church
Mar 26, Birmingham, Birmingham & Midland Institute
Mar 30, Manchester, The Stoller Hall
Mar 31, Leeds, Belgrave Music Hall & Canteen
Apr 2, Glasgow, Saint Luke's

Tickets here