The Satellite – Los Angeles, CA
Live Review: 11/10/11
Sharply dressed in collared shirts, the Brandt Brauer Frick trio performed their classically inspired dance music on stage at The Satellite, two days before their show at the more formal Luckman Fine Arts Complex. The two venues could not be more different, the former a small indie venue in Silver Lake and the other a performing arts center in Cal State L.A. The music of Brandt Brauer Frick, however, fits well in both settings. There’s the pulsating beat of German minimalist techno appropriate for any of the nightclubs of Berlin. Piano keys and string instruments imbue what might otherwise be more familiar dance-based electronic music with the acoustics and improvisation of a live jazz band. Their latest record, Mr. Machine, enlists a 10-piece ensemble to merge the dance floor and concert hall in ways that a sampler or laptop could never do. Brandt Brauer Frick’s current tour, as well as tomorrow’s performance at the Luckman, features the core three members: Daniel Brandt, Jan Brauer and Paul Frick. Even without their full ensemble, they can still put on a show.
Brandt Brauer Frick play the Luckman Fine Arts Complex tomorrow at 8:00 p.m. For more ticket information, visit http://www.luckmanarts.org/