KlangHaus is a site-specific show re-created for each building it is performed in, responding to the acoustic, the light, the materials and resonances of the space: real, metaphorical and imagined. It is a cross between an art exhibition, an architectural installation and a live gig. This immersive experience brings ordinary spaces alive through sound design, projected film and glimpsed vignettes. Together, art-noise collective The Neutrinos and artist Sal Pittman challenge the conventions of the live gig with a 360-degree multi-sensory encounter.
KlangHaus is produced through a close collaboration between the experimental rock band The Neutrinos and visual artist Sal Pittman. Subsequent to an artistic exploration of the Funkhaus Nalepastrasse Berlin, a former GDR radio station dating from 1952, the team recall: ‘In Berlin, we only meant to record an album and make an album sleeve. But we ended up becoming obsessed with the building, recording the building and making a 340-page hand-printed art book, with a 10” vinyl record and accompanying live show, under the name The Butcher of Common Sense.'
The original KlangHaus created a sensation at the Edinburgh Fringe in 2014 and was hailed a top-ten stage show by The Guardian. Since then, Klanghaus has performed over 80 sell-out shows at London’s Southbank Centre, in the ceiling and on the roof of the Royal Festival Hall, as well as shows in an abandoned bus depot, the Inland Revenue, Somerset House, and a furniture and piano storage warehouse. Future shows include an old flour mill, vaults connected to the Tower of London, and unseen spaces at London’s iconic Barbican.