Sophie Hunger (CH)
19:30 - 23:59
The exceptional Swiss musician has discovered her love of electronic music and returns with a bang to the Reithalle with her latest album «Molecules» (release date 30 August 2018). In Berlin, Sophie Hunger swapped her classical instruments for analogue synthesisers and drum machines and decided to record an album completely in English. After moving to Berlin, Hunger did not have to rediscover herself to incorporate her new-found love of electronic music in her own cosmos. «Molecules» replaces the jazzy folk, which put her on a par with other defiant female singer-songwriters such as Leslie Feist, with a mixture of synthesisers, beats and reduced Berghain sounds, which Sophie herself calls «minimal electronic folk». Talented, clever and an artist that we so desperately need in 2018. With «Molecules», she has managed to create an album that stands up to the post-truth age of ignorance with defiance and intellectual credibility. Pragmatic, unexpected and wide awake.