Merzouga / Photo by Michael Englert


Since 2002 the sound artists Eva Pöpplein and Janko Hanushevsky have been working together as a duo, performing free improvised music and composing music for radio, film and theater. In their ars acustica-work the two are seeking new ways of working musically with field-recordings. The combination of field-recordings from their abundant travels with Janko’s prepared and unprepared bassguitar, and Eva’s electronics form the duo´s characteristic sound.


Commissioned works include compositions a.o. for German nationwide public radio Deutschlandfunk Kultur, Deutschlandfunk, WDR, HR, RBB, NDR, Finnish broadcaster YLE, ZDF/arte, Münchner Volkstheater, Hebbel am Ufer Theater Berlin, and Akademie Musiktheater heute. Their work has been broadcast and reviewed internationally, has been repeatedly awarded, and is included in various sound-art compilations, such as the WIRE Tapper.
Photo: © Michael Englert


Merzouga: “De Rerum Natura / Dance of the Elements” (Gruen 185/18)
Merzouga: “52°46’ North 13°29’ East – Music for Wax-Cylinders” (Gruen 124/13)
Merzouga: “Mekong Morning Glory” (Gruen 092/11)