A video directed and edited by Danielle de Picciotto for our album PERSEVERANTIA released 5-6-16 on POTOMAK.

Camera: Jan Hinrich Hoffmann
Camera assistance: Matthias Kilian


This is the second music video Danielle de Picciotto & Alexander Hacke are releasing for their new album "Perseverantia".
The artist couple has been traveling the world since 2010.
Thank you to Elmo,Enno, Julie, Livia, Leo, Oona, Frieda, Speiche, Jimmy,Jolie and Nelson.

Die Sterne - Ihr wollt mich töten

This is my duet with Frank Spilker of Hamburgs own "Die Sterne". The video was directed, produced and edited by Danielle de Picciotto. The track is featured on the album "Flucht in die Flucht" by Die Sterne, released in 2014 on staatsakt.

Hacke:Brokaw Cairo:Seattle 7-18-2014

On Friday the 18th of July 2014 I played an improvised set with Chris Brokaw at Cairo in Seattle, WA. This is the entire show as filmed by Danielle de Picciotto. No modifications were made on neither picture nor sound.


The Unsemble - Act 3

Music video to "Act 3" by The Unsemble directed by Michael Carter

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The Unsemble is a collaboration of three very notable musical personalities.You may know of Duane Denison (guitar, keyboards) from his work with Tomahawk and The Jesus Lizard, among others. He's in fine form here.
You might know of Alexander Hacke (bass, electronics) from his work work with Einstürzende Neubauten, Crime and the City Solution, and his film and production work. He's at the top of his game these days. You probably don't know of Brian Kotzur (drums, keyboards) but you should. He has worked with Silver Jews and Harmony Korine, both quite popular with indie hipsters, slackers, etc. He's got moves, just you wait.
Recorded in the summer of 2012, these 15 instrumental tracks are the result of an intense 2 week period of sonic exploration. Some are carefully composed and arranged, others are freely improvised. The moods range from calm and dreamy to agitated and chaotic. Tell your friends.

The Ministry Of Wolves - The Making Of "Music From Republik Der Wölfe"

A featurette by Danielle de Picciotto

The Ministry Of Wolves - Rumpelstiltskin

Taken from the forthcoming album ' Music From Republik Der Wölfe' released on MARCH 10th 2014
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The Ministry Of Wolves are:

Alexander Hacke (Einstürzende Neubauten / Crime & The City Solution)
Mick Harvey (co-founder of Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds)
Danielle de Picciotto (co-founder of Germany’s ‘Love Parade’ and more recently, member of Crime & The City Solution)
Paul Wallfisch (musical director at the Theater Dortmund)

Based on the writings of the Brothers Grimm, in particular Anne Sexton’s ‘Transformations’ (1971), the Pulitzer Prize winning poet’s reworking of the Grimm’s fairy tales, the album has been created as a soundtrack to ‘Republik der Wölfe’ a theatre production directed by Claudia Bauer.

‘Republik der Wölfe’, with live music from The Ministry Of Wolves, premieres at Theater Dortmund in Germany on 15 February 2014.

Crime and the City Solution - Goddess

Official video for the song from the new album "American Twilight" released on Mute records in 2013


In the fall of 2009 Danielle de Picciotto curated the exhibition “Feedback” for the gallery Neurotitan at Haus Schwarzenberg in Berlin.

The conceptual idea was that 7 musicians provide the soundtrack for 1 piece of 7 visual artists.

Alexander Hacke chose the picture “Too Late/zu spät” by the photographer Tina Winkhaus, which inspired him to a extensively dark, brutally heavy guitar-composition.

On the occasion of the opening a concert was played at the in-house nightclub “Eschschloraque” during which Hacke performed the piece with his friends FM Einheit and Algis Kizys from New York City, who where also part of the exhibition.

The title of the picture and the pursued musical direction invoked a legendary band and a classic song, that to this day remains a hymn of the genre: “Born Too Late” by Saint Vitus was exhumed and recorded in a acoustic version. The original composition “Deeper And Deeper” completes this nocturnal journey into the abyss of Rock.


Hitman's Heel - Time Is Passin'

Taken from the album "Hitman's Heel" by Alexander Hacke and Danielle de Picciotto (POTOMAK).
The video was shot in Tulum Mexico together with Vincent Signorelli (Unsane) and Algis Kizys (Swans).
The song is dedicated to friendship.
The concert footage was recorded in Prague together with Chris Hughes.

Video by Danielle de Picciotto