HENDRIK VAN BOETZELAER

techno, electronic, mental // dj set // booking: neil@bern13.ch

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Hendrik van Boetzelaer (formerly known as Opuswerk)’s reputation, once a well-kept secret behind the swiss mountains, is resonating beyond those peaks, from Berlin to Moscow or Paris. Either in the studio, solo or as HISS:1292 (his collaborative project with Parisian François X), or behind the decks, he’s known for his ability to craft those very special moments where life fnally makes sense. His sound, striking and poised, could be the soundtrack to the world thought by futuristic architects like Superstudio, Yona Friedmann or Zaha Hadid.

His ways to transport crowds and himself far away from the decks and the club, and the consistent quality of his dj sets have not only allowed him to play around Europe as well as for world famous clubs and festivals, from the legendary Tresor (Berlin) to Mosaique (St Petersburg), and from Club Transmediale to Montreux Jazz Festival or Polaris, but also earned him a residency for the Techno Legends nights at le Zoo and the Nuisance Sonore parties at Motel Campo.
His solo and collaborative productions, released on labels such as ARTS, Krill Music or Dement3d (as HISS:1292), have earned a place into the fnest djs bags, from Donato Dozzy to DVS1 or Peter van Hoesen to Anthony Parasole, Daniel Avery or Dr Rubinstein. Educated by dub and drum and bass, his approach to producing heavely relies on hands-on techniques.
His dedication and love for music and gear make it so that he spends most of his time in the studio, exploring new sounds and techniques while crafting beats on the fy. The future looks bright for Hendrik van Boetzelaer, with upcoming releases on high profle labels, such as Dement3d (solo and as HISS:1292) and Semantica.

Hendrik van Boetzelaer (formerly known as Opuswerk) has already played at: Paleo Festival, Montreux Jazz Festival, Concrete Paris, la Bâtie Festival, Le Zoo, Mosaique, Vurt & many more…