At work. Almost finished my graphic score: Notes of a Nut. Based on the war by the Russians. It’s been a long slow proces. But never giving up and keep on working to process what visuals mean in sound. Love doing this
Thomas Geerts and I are working on a new song that I wrote for a client.
I am, my voice is, part of The Listening Project in the Open Oscilator Festival at the Tolhuistuistuin! A festival of experimental (synth) music and sound. That’s great 👍🏼
The Listening Project is the growing sound archive of artists Rosalie Wammes, Rosa Ronsdorf, and Roos Pollmann. They have created an installation about time with the voices of residents of Noord. In an immersive installation, you can experience a new perspective on time.
Notes of a nut. Graphic score in the making. Related to the play: Notes of an idiot / Diary by an idiot, from the Russian writer Gogol. He describes how an insignificant civil servant suffers from delusions of magnanimity.
The name of the monster is Azdaya. It has many heads. It’s goal is destruction.
On the Roof: on top of a building in Amsterdam Neco took as om a trip to Mozambique. We heated the rithme of the land the sounds of the wind and the birds, the stories of his grandparents and his dad who was absent. We clapped and sang together. That was really a wonderful experience. Thanks Neco!
A picture of all the enthusiastic nice inhabitants of Amsterdam Noord area Hamerskanaal. All critical inspirators for the creation of a new artwork in their surrounding.
A great visitor in my studio last year: Jelte Althuis from the wonderful Calefax Reed Quintet, studying on my graphic scores! Maybe for a future joint event… Calefax is familiar with the experimental approach. They also performed the Garden of earthly delights of Jeroen Bosch: https://youtu.be/h1-gqSPMD3k.
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Stil one week to go till the 6th of februari. Thanks to Covid we have been open for just one week 🙁 The group show of the Arti Members is very diverse.
Visiting Reniet Vrieze on his great studio.
Nadine Strang at my studio 2021. She is a Kobranie master. It was great to have Nadine over. She was very interested in my graphic scores and nice to have good conversation about it and how she works with music and the method.
The Kobranie method is a form of music improvisation in which creativity, authenticity comes first, playing with sound and thus becoming the playing person yourself and telling your story through sound.