Martyn Heyne
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Upcoming Concerts:

 

Past Concerts:

03.04.2016 -- Berlin, D, Roter Salon, Solo w/ Chantal Acda 

12.12.2015 -- Amsterdam, NL, Orgelpark, Set Aglow

27.09.2015 -- Berlin, D, TEDx Markthalle Neun Kreuzberg, Solo

18.07.2015 -- Berlin, D, A Happening, Funkhaus Berlin, Solo

14.06.2015 -- Tehran, IR,  Swiss Embassy, Set Aglow

13.06.2015 -- Tehran, IR,  Niavaran Hall, Set Aglow

12.06.2015 -- Tehran, IR,  Niavaran Hall, Set Aglow

10.06.2015 -- Ankara, TUR, Goethe Institut, Set Aglow

07.06.2015 -- Istanbul, TUR, Arkaoda, Set Aglow CANCELLED! (Due to elections)

06.06.2015 -- Istanbul, TUR, Kulturakademie Tarabya, Set Aglow

19.05.2015 -- Amsterdam, NL, Roode Bioscoop, Set Aglow

17.04.2015 -- Istanbul, TUR, Salon IKSV, Solo w/ A Winged Victory for the Sullen

18.04.2015 -- Istanbul, TUR, Salon IKSV, Solo w/ A Winged Victory for the Sullen

01.03.2015 -- Berlin, DE, Volksbühne, Solo w/ A Winged Victory for the Sullen

28.02.2015 -- Den Haag, NL, Paard van Troje, Solo w/ A Winged Victory for the Sullen

27.02.2015 -- Kassel, DE, Museum für Sepulkralkultur, Set Aglow

26.02.2015 -- Hamburg, DE, Golem, Set Aglow

09.02.2015 -- Amsterdam, NL, Sociëteit De Kring, Set Aglow + Martin Fondse

08.02.2015 -- Utrecht, NL, Vechtclub XL, Set Aglow

07.02.2015 -- Haarlem, NL, De Pletterij, Set Aglow

13.12.2014 -- Berlin, D, UM:LAUT @ Radialsystem V with The Group

23.11.2014 -- Leipzig, D, Schauspiel Baustelle, solo w/ Lubomyr Melnyk

17.11.2014 -- Berlin, D, Roter Salon in der Volksbühne, solo w/ Balmorhea

05.11.2014 -- Berlin, D, Voxton Studio, solo w/ Tatu Rönkkö + Efterklang

10.07.2014 -- Berlin, D, Michelberger Hotel Courtyard with The Group

20.06.2014 -- Berlin, D, ACUD with The Group

11.06.2014 -- Hannover, D, Feinkost Lampe with Greg Gives Peter Space

10.06.2014 -- Leipzig, D, Schauspiel Leipzig with Greg Gives Peter Space

09.06.2014 -- Berlin, D, Berghain Kantine with Greg Gives Peter Space

07.06.2014 -- Doordrecht, NL, Urban Explorers Festival with Greg Gives Peter Space

06.06.2014 -- Norwich, UK, Norwich Arts Centre with Greg Gives Peter Space

05.06.2014 -- London, UK, Village Undeground with Greg Gives Peter Space

08.04.2014 -- Berlin, D, Mindpirates Auditorium with The Group

26.02.2014 -- Sonderborg, DK, Alsion Concert Hall with Efterklang 

09.02.2014 -- Oslo, NO, Parkteateret with Efterklang

08.02.2014 -- Trondheim, NO, Samfundet with Efterklang

07.02.2014 -- Bergen, NO, Verftet with Efterklang

05.02.2014 -- Hamburg, DE, Nochtspeicher, Solo w/ Miss Emily Brown

27.01.2014 -- Berlin, DE, Volksbühne with The Group

21.10.2013 -- Leipzig, DE, Schauspiel Leipzig with The Group

18.08.2013 -- Bieselthal, DE, Mühle with The Group

02.07.2013 -- Roskilde, DK, Roskilde Festival with The Group

01.07.2013 -- Roskilde, DK, Roskilde Festival with The Group

30.06.2013 -- Roskilde, DK, Roskilde Festival with The Group

15.06.2013 -- Berlin, DE, Urban Spree with The Group

24.01.2013 -- Berlin, DE, HBC with The Group 

08.06.2012 -- Modena, IT, Node Festival with Orcas

18.06.2012 -- Prague, CZ, Palac Akropolis with Orcas

28.06.2012 -- Sevilla, ES, Electroshock Festival with Orcas

29.05.2012 -- Frankfurt, DE Brotfabrik, Solo w/Nils Frahm

28.05.2012 -- Köln, DE Stadtgarten, Solo w/Nils Frahm

25.05.2012 -- Gronigen, NL Het Kruithuis, Solo w/Nils Frahm & Greg Haines

10.12.2011 -- Hamburg, DE Golem Solo w/Übertonmensch

16.11.2011 -- Luzern, CH Südpol, Solo w/Nils Frahm

15.11.2011 -- Zürich, CH Stall 6, Solo w/Nils Frahm

13.11.2011 -- Paris, FR Les Instants Chavires, Solo w/Nils Frahm

12.11.2011 -- London, UK Cafe Oto, Solo w/Nils Frahm

11.11.2011 -- Brighton, UK Green Door Store, Solo w/Nils Frahm

09.11.2011 -- Reading, UK Reading Minster, Solo w/Nils Frahm

07.11.2011 -- Liverpool, UK Scandinavian Church, Solo w/Nils Frahm

06.11.2011 -- Gent, BE Sint-Elisabethkerk, Solo w/Nils Frahm

04.11.2011 -- Groningen, NL, De Oosterpoort, Solo w/Nils Frahm + Hauschka

21.10.2011 -- Berlin, DE Reading Room, Solo

28.08.2011 -- Berlin, DE House-show, Solo with Laura Arkana & Peter Broderick

01.03.2011 -- Berlin, DE Wendel, Solo

26.02.2011 -- Gent, BE Secret Hero Concert, Solo w/Nils Frahm

24.02.2011 -- Chur, CH Villa Kiss, Solo w/Nils Frahm

22.02.2011 -- Zürich, CH Papiersaal, Solo w/Nils Frahm

18.02.2011 -- Hamburg, DE Uebel und Gefährlich, Solo w/Nils Frahm

22.01.2011 -- Berlin, DE Le Johann Rose, Solo

 

With Efterklang:

09.01.2013 -- Bremen, DE, Lagerhaus

11.01.2013 -- Bochum, DE, Bahnhof Langendreer

05.02.2013 -- Basel, CH, Hinterhof Bar

06.02.2013 -- Baden, CH, One Of A Million Festival

07.02.2013 -- St. Gallen, CH, Palace

08.02.2013 -- Luzern, CH, Südpol

09.02.2013 -- Geneva, CH, Festival Antigel

12.02.2013 -- Aarhus, DK, Voxhall

13.02.2013 -- Aalborg, DK, Skraaen

14.02.2013 -- Oslo, NO, By:Larm Festival

15.02.2013 -- Oslo, NO, By:Larm Festival

16.02.2013 -- Gothenburg, SE, Stadsteatern

17.02.2013 -- Copenhagen, DK, Store Vega

26.02.2013 – BOSTON, MA – Middle East Upstairs | Support: Jherek Bischoff

27.02.2013 – PHILADELPHIA, PA – Johnny Brenda's | Support: Jherek Bischoff

28.02.2013 – WASHINGTON, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel | Support: Jherek Bischoff

01.03.2013 –  RALEIGH, NC – Kings Barcade | Support: Nightlands

02.03.2013 – ATLANTA, GA – Earl | Support: Nightlands

03.03.2013– NASHVILLE, TN – The End | Support: Nightlands

05.03.2013 – DENTON, TX – Dan's Silverleaf | Support: Nightlands

06.03.2013 – AUSTIN, TX – Mohawk | Support: Nightlands

09.03.2013 – LOS ANGELES, CA – Echoplex | Support: Nightlands

11.03.2013 – SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Great American Music Hall | Support: Nightlands

13.03.2013 – PORTLAND, OR – Doug Fir | Support: Nightlands

14.03.2013 – VANCOUVER, BC – Biltmore | Support: Nightlands

15.03.2013 – SEATTLE, WA – Neumo's | Support: Nightlands

18.03.2013 – MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Cedar | Support: Nightlands | Cancelled

19.03.2013 – CHICAGO, IL – Lincoln Hall | Support: Nightlands

21.03.2013 – TORONTO, ON – Canadian Music Week - Mod Club - Cancelled

22.03.2013 – MONTREAL, QC – Il Motore | Support: Nightlands

23.03.2013 – NEW YORK, NY – Bowery Ballroom | Support: Nightlands | Sold Out

 

28.03.2013 – LONDON, UK – Royal Albert Hall W. Foals | Sold Out

28.03.2013 – LONDON, UK – Extra - Royal Albert Hall W. Foals | Sold Out

29.03.2013 – LONDON, UK – Black Summer, The Lexington

 

15.04.2013 – GRONINGEN, NL – Vera | Support: Anna Von Hausswolff

16.04.2013 – ROTTERDAM, NL – Rotown | Sold Out

17.04.2013 – EINDHOVEN, NL – Effenaar | Support: Anna Von Hausswolff

18.04.2013 – OXFORD, UK – Academy 2 | Support: Anna Von Hausswolff

19.04.2013 – HALIFAX, UK – Halifax Minster | Support: Anna Von Hausswolff

20.04.2013 – GLASGOW, UK – The Arches | Support: Anna Von Hausswolff

21.04.2013 – BRISTOL, UK – Fleece | Support: Anna Von Hausswolff | Sold Out

23.04.2013 – KORTRIJK, BE – De Kreun | Support: Anna Von Hausswolff

24.04.2013 – CAEN, FR – Cargo | Support: Anna Von Hausswolff

25.04.2013 – BOURGES, FR – Le Printemps De Bourges

26.04.2013 – PARIS, FR – Trabendo | Support: Anna Von Hausswolff

28.04.2013– BARCELONA, ES – La [2] De Apolo

29.04.2013 – MADRID, ES – Teatro Lara | Sold Out

30.04.2013 – PORTO, PT – Hard Club

01.05.2013 – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA, ES – Teatro Principal

02.05.2013 – LISBON, PT – Lux

04.05.2013 – ISTANBUL, TR – Salon

05.05.2013 – ROME, IT – Circolo Degli Artisti

06.05.2013 – MADONNA DELL’ALBERO (RAVENNA), IT – Bronson

07.05.2013 – MILANO, IT – Salumeria Della Musica (Video Sound Art Festival Preview)

08.05.2013 – MÜNICH, DE – Kranhalle, Feierwerk | Support: Ryan Francesconi

09.05.2013 – BRUSSELS, BE – Les Nuits Botanique | Sold Out

11.05.2013 – DRESDEN, DE – Reithalle | Support: Ryan Francesconi

12.05.2013 – BERLIN, DE – Postbahnhof | Support: Ryan Francesconi

16.05.2013 – PRAGUE, CZ – Palác Akropolis

17.05.2013 – WROCLAW, PL – Niskie Laki Yard

18.05.2013 – WARSAW, PL – Kulturalna

 

29.05.2013 – BERGEN, NO – Bergen Festspillene, Grieghallen

 

30.05.2013 – NÜRNBERG, DE – Musiksaal

31.05.2013 – IMMERGUT FESTIVAL – Neustrelitz, De

01.06.2013 – MAIFELD DERBY – Mannheim. De

21.06.2013 – LEIPZIG, DE – Parkbühne Geyserhaus

22.06.2013 – BEST KEPT SECRET FESTIVAL – Hilvarenbeek, Nl

23.06.2013 – COLOGNE, DE – C/O Pop / Kölner Philharmonie

 

06.07.2013 – ROSKILDE FESTIVAL – Dk

09.07.2013 – COPENHAGEN, DK – Koncerthuset

10.07.2013 – TALINN, EE – Kadrioru Lossi, Lilleaias

18.07.2013 – SUPER BOCK SUPER ROCK FESTIVAL – Portugal

20.07.2013 – LATITUDE FESTIVAL – Uk

21.07.2013 – POSITIVUS FESTIVAL – Salacgriva, Lv

25.07.2013 – BOOMTOWN FESTIVAL – Gent, Be

26.07.2013 – APPLETREE GARDEN – Diepholz, De

27.07.2013 – BURNING EAGLE FESTIVAL – Reutlingen, De

28.07.2013 – GREENVILLE FESTIVAL – Paaren Im Glien, De

 

03.08.2013 – STOCKHOLM, SE – Music & Arts Festival

04.08.2013 – MALMÖ, SE – Sommarscen

07.08.2013 – ØYA FESTIVAL – Oslo, No

08.08.2013 – NEW NOTE FESTIVAL – Hillerød, Dk

09.08.2013 – YPSIGROCK FESTIVAL – Sicily, It

10.08.2013 – HALDERN POP FESTIVAL – Haldern, De | Sold Out

14.08.2013 – VENDÔME, FR – Cour Du Cloitre

16.08.2013 – LA ROUTE DU ROCK – Saint-Malo, Fr

17.08.2013 – MUSIKFESTWOCHEN – Winterthur, Ch

30.08.2013 – END OF THE ROAD FESTIVAL – North Dorset, Uk

31.08.2013 – MOSELEY FOLK FESTIVAL – Birmingham, Uk

 

04.09.2013 – AARHUS, DK – Smells Like Teens, Rytmisk Sal

04.09.2013 – AARHUS, DK – Århus Festuge, Rytmisk Sal

05.09.2013 – NIJMEGEN, NL – Doornroosje

06.09.2013 – INTO THE GREAT WIDE OPEN – Vlieland, Nl | Sold Out

21.09.2013 – HEART OF GLASS, HEART OF GOLD – Ruoms, Fr

28.09.2013 – REEPERBAHN FESTIVAL – Hamburg, De

 

24.10.2013 – BELFAST, UK – Elmwood Hall

25.10.2013 – CORK, EI – Opera House / Cork Jazz Festival

26.10.2013 – DUBLIN, EI – Button Factory

27.10.2013 – LIVERPOOL, UK – Kazimier

28.10.2013 – BRIGHTON, UK – The Old Market

29.10.2013 – LONDON, UK – Heaven | Sold Out

 

06.11.2013 – AUGSBURG, DE – Ostwerk

07.11.2013 – LJUBLJANA, SI – Channel Zero | Sold Out

08.11.2013 – ZAGREB, HR – Paviljon 9, Electronic Beats | Sold Out

09.11.2013 – BELGRADE, RS – Gun Club | Sold Out

11.11.2013 – SKOPJE, MK – Mkc (Cinema Frosina) | Sold Out

12.11.2013 – SOFIA, BG – Sofia Live Club

13.11.2013 – BUCHAREST, RO – Control

15.11.2013 – KOSICE, SK – Tabacka Kulturfabrik

16.11.2013 – VIENNA, AT – Arena

17.11.2013 – WROCLAW, PL – Firlej

18.11.2013 – POZNAN, PL – Blue Note

19.11.2013 – WARSAW, PL – Hybrydy

 

24.11.2013 – KUALA LUMPUR, MY – Urbanscapes Festival

26.11.2013 – SEOUL, KR – Rolling Hall / Super Color Super

28.11.2013 – BEIJING, CN – Yugong Yishan

30.11.2013 – TAIPEI, TW – The Triangle

01.12.2013 – HONG KONG, HK – Clockenflap Festival

02.12.2013 – SHANGHAI, CN – On Stage


“Martyn Heyne moves fluently from one mood to another, showing the audience a glimpse of his multisided talent. A well informed sample of sound art.”
3voor12 Den Haag 

"The master composer crafts such singular melodies with meticulous detail buried deep within the sonic terrain of ambient-infused-modern classical flourishes."
Fractured Air

Amongst the pictures from Martyn Heyne’s childhood that you’ll find in his parents’ photo collection is one of him, aged two, strumming a canoe paddle like a guitar. If ever there were proof of the man’s natural born urge to make music, it’s this. Heyne’s approach to his art has always remained idiosyncratic, too: when he began teaching himself the piano, he developed a system based around the symmetry of the keyboard rather than its scales. Even his first band was unusual: having finally received music lessons, he began travelling from village fairs to sports halls to play shows with his brother and other friends. He was just ten. Our tininess was well-received,” Heyne recalls fondly.

The release of Heyne’s debut mini-album confirms he’s maintained his unusual, distinctive approach to music ever since. Working mainly with guitar, synthesisers and a drum machine – each enhanced by his trademark, vintage studio trickery – the composer has crafted six delicate pieces that are as moving as they are intricate. Whether it’s ‘Sparks’’ graceful melody, the lithe, rippling ‘Brandung’, or the gentle tremble of ‘Monoment’, their magical appeal lies not only in their detailed precision, but also in the rare serenity they afford their audience. He credits this plaintive, pastoral and evocative quality to a diverse range of influences, including Penguin Cafe Orchestra, Portishead, Boards of Canada and Krautrock.

Heyne calls the mini album Shady & Light, but not for obvious reasons. “It’s important to me to have some kind of emotional juxtaposition in a track,” he reveals. “Sad and sweet usually does more than just sad or just sweet. But it’s not meant in the same way as ‘Light and Shade’. Instead it’s shady as in ‘improper or incorrect’, and light as the opposite of ‘serious’. I like to add improper things on purpose, like hiss and distortion. I’m not interested in the ‘certified’, ‘official’ way.”

Apart from a year in Cork, Ireland, Heyne, who was born in Hamburg, spent his schooldays in Germany, but afterwards went on to study at Holland’s Conservatorium van Amsterdam. Since then he’s made quite a name for himself, though normally in the company of others. One reason for this is his studio, Lichte, based right next to Berlin’s huge Tempelhof (former) airport. Originally intended exclusively as a space in which he could work, Lichte has become a place favoured by artists including The National, Nils Frahm, Lubomyr Melnyk, Peter Broderick and Efterklang. “I tend to get asked for a particular kind of sonic cookery that can be added at many stages in a production,” Heyne explains. “Some methods here are unorthodox!”

Heyne’s influence has extended beyond those four walls, however: he worked with Dustin O’Halloran on the Emmy Award winning Transparent soundtrack, and, having worked with Efterklang at Lichte on parts of their final album, Piramida, also replaced Peter Broderick as a full time touring member of the Danish band, travelling relentlessly with them throughout 2013. He performs, too, with celebrated Swiss clarinetist Claudio Puntin as part of a duo, Set Aglow. “I saw Claudio play in 2007,” Heyne recalls, “and had some of his ECM records. In 2012, I accidentally met him when I bought his piano, and we got on well and played together. Everything is completely improvised, but we always magically agree on where to go in the music. Last year we toured the EU, Turkey, and even Iran!“

Now, however, it’s time for Heyne to take centre stage, and his confidence is fully justified. So here, at last, is Shady & Light, as distinctive as you’d expect. It’s taken a while, but ever since Heyne picked up that canoe paddle, this is where he’s been headed.

- Wyndham Wallace, April 2016