"Beauty and the Beats is the culmination of Swiss-based Sam Hagmann’s tireless work over recent years to create a unique, globalised electronica that welds expertly crafted breakbeats to a variety of unusual instruments, including trumpet, classical guitar, keys, trumbone, didgeridoo and the
His live solo show fuses music with visual art through thoughtfully crafted video projections to deliver a soulful experience that is surprising, inventive and yet universally appealing with its vision of positivity and love."
Matt Herrett, Pop-up-gig network, Glassboat, LIVE author
"beautynthebeats infuses harmonic soundscapes with ancient vibrations and new visions, through his lyrics promoting conscious human qualities like awareness, love, respect & healing."
I have imagined this project for almost two decades! It took 8 years living in Aotearoa/New Zealand for me to be ready to flip the switch in my mind to "I CAN do this". Necessary upskilling was made possible by the support of family & friends like sound genius Al Steedman, and a tribe of musicians around the world that has touched my heart and has given me the tools of the trade:
I feel fortunate to be able to draw on two decades of song writing, arranging & band work with innovative bands like Mama Yeva (Jono Heyes), Sonic Delusion, Missie & the Gentle Kings, Morgana and NicSaTin in Switzerland & Aotearoa New Zealand, playing venues like the Bowl of Brooklands, the TSB Showplace, Riverside, Prana, Evolve & Tui festivals, the Festival of Lights & the Spiegeltent.
I have gone solo to combine live instruments like my first love, the trumpet, heart friend the classical guitar, the majestic Alphorn my mum so kindly shipped around the world, keys, didgeridoo, Flugelhorn & vocals over juicy breakbeats, using ableton live syncing Grand VJ to project home edited mesmerizing nature visuals hand picked & edited for each part of every song.