NEWS





22nd April 2022

A few years ago I sketched out a piece of ambient music which evolves around one sampled synthesizer note I had recorded rather incidentally during a rehearsal. I got fascinated by the idea of building an immersive sonic space with it and so I started duplicating, layering, augmenting and modifying it. Once the arrangement was final and I began mixing the track I felt the piece sounded somewhat unrealistic and clinical. So I started experimenting with different kinds of reverbs and echoes only to find that the one thing that was missing was the sound of an existing space.

Thanks to the help of Luis Weiß and the KHG I was able to record some ambience at the brutalist church Hl. Johannes XXIII in Cologne. What you hear now is the combination of these two layers: 25 minutes of unedited ambience and a collaged soundscape. So I invite you to close your eyes and explore the sonic textures of my latest work „Mosaik“.

Released on Acoustic Motion Concepts (AMC Records) in a limited edition of 100 cassettes.

Music written, produced and mixed by me
Photo by Roman Wollenhaupt
Design by Franzi Schardt
Repros by Nils-Simon Fischer
Mastered by Patrick Leuchter at Hidden Track Studio
Cassettes produced by T.A.P.E. Muzik
Ambience recorded at Hl. Johannes XXIII, Cologne


12th November 2021

I am happy to announce the release of my debut album Mosaik 127 on AMC Records. I am really happy and proud - not only of the final result - but also of the inspiring people I was able to work with. It was one of the most fun projects I‘ve done so far and I sincerely want to thank:

  • Luis Weiß for all the inspiring talks, input and support during the last months
  • Patrick Leuchter for a magnificent mastering session
  • Örn Ingi Unnsteinsson for the inspiring artwork and collages
  • Ella O'Brien-Coker for her inspiring lecture performance from which you will find a small excerpt in the liner notes
  • and last but not least Till Kniola and the Cultural Office of the city of Cologne for their support.

Music written, performed, recorded and mixed by me
Mastered by Patrick Leuchter at Hidden Track Studio
Artwork by Örn Ingi Unnsteinsson
Artist Photo by Karl-F. Degenhardt
With an excerpt fromt he lecture performance “Das Privileg hier zu sein” by Ella O’Brien Coker

Mosaik 127 has been released on Acoustic Motion Concepts (AMC Records).

Repros by Nils-Simon Fischer

ABOUT





Lukas Schäfer is a Cologne-based multi-instrumentalist, composer and music producer.
His focus lies on electronic and electroacoustic music and includes genres such as jazz, pop, ambient and electro.
He also collaborates with artists from the fields of visual arts, theatre and film on a regular basis.
Lukas Schäfer played drums and synthesizers on various music productions. Next to that he produces and mixes music.

DATES

Dates 2022

Location
Act

7th July
Liebigstraße 257, Cologne
Schäfer
6th July
Kunstakademie Düsseldorf
Schäfer
10th-12th June
St. Mariä Heimsuchung, Alfter
Sono Kollektiv
4th June
St. Getrud, Cologne
Sono Kollektiv
27th May
St. Fidelis, Stuttgart
Luis Weiß
24th May
Klanggrenzen Festival, Coburg
Schäfer & Berndt 
26th April
Zentralbibliothek, Köln
Denis
21st April
Club CANN, Stuttgart
Denis (w. Acht Eimer Hühnerherzen)
10th April
rhiz, Wien
Denis (w. Acht Eimer Hühnerherzen)
9th April
Volksbühne, Berlin
Dream Machine
25th February
Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus
Dream Machine
5th February
4th February
Synodaler Weg, Frankfurt/Main
Synodaler Weg, Frankfurt/Main
Luis Weiß
Luis Weiß
16th January
15th January
13th January
GAM, Santiago de Chile
GAM, Santiago de Chile
GAM, Santiago de Chile
Dream Machine
Dream Machine
Dream Machine
Dates 2021

Location

Act
26th-28th November
Next Level Festival, Essen
Nicolas Berge & Lucia Kilger
23rd November
Altes Pfandhaus, Cologne
Stadtgespräch
20th November
Scheune Blechschloss, Dresden
Denis
12th November
Johannes XXIII., Cologne
Schäfer
9th November
Astrastube, Hamburg
Denis
29th October
King Georg, Cologne
Denis
21st September
HfMT Köln
Pascal Hahn
29th August
The Pool, Düsseldorf
Schäfer
21st August
Ebertplatz, Cologne
Sono Kollektiv
3rd & 4th July
Theater der Welt / Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus
Dream Machine