SCHATTENSPIEL combines live cello, electronic dance music and unique light design. It is an audiovisual experience that takes the audience on a journey to a parallel world. We float in dreams among shadows until distant beats chain us to the dance floor…

The SCHATTENSPIEL experience can take place at festivals, concert halls, clubs or other special locations. We are based in Berlin and open to offers and ideas of any kind of artistic collaboration!

In the past few years we played shows at venues and festivals like Sisyphos Berlin, the Detect Classic Festival at Funkhaus Berlin, Eurosonic Noorderslag (Groningen / NL), the Distortion Festival Copenhagen and published music through Traum Schallplatten and Rebellion der Träumer.

Paul David Heckhausen – Synthesizer, Ableton, Handpan, Percussion
Gábor Hartyáni – Cello
Tjard Wobig – Lights

Coming from live music and inspired by playing as a DJ, this project was the logical result for me: the warmth and fragility of acoustic instruments meet the precision and energy of the electronics.

I compose, produce and play live with SCHATTENSPIEL.