SONGS FOR THE GRONINGER MUSEUM & UNICEF

Here’s a new song, made especially for the Groninger Museum. As of this weekend it is part of the “Natural Beauty” exhibition + audio tour, accompanying a Daubigny painting called “La mer, temps gris”. Received the resulting CD yesterday, with many more songs and related paintings and found that we’re in great company – you might also like the tracks by Linnea Olsson and Binoculers.

So how to be inspired by this painting? Never wrote a song to a painting before, and to be honest, this particular one seemed intriguingly dull, or let’s call it non-inspiring though lasting at first sight. We had these chords with a flowing melody, thought up while ending a long and winding night (beautiful memories to that one). Ralph recorded the idea with his phone, to enable our future selves to rediscover it. About half a year had passed, I think. Well, it seemed to fit, the flow, the laziness, with Daubigny’s sea. Adding some extra chords and words resulted in “Allow”. And after a while the song started to grow on us. Wading in a soothing sea there’s no need to wake me.

Very nice to contribute to this project, combining music and painting, crossing boundaries, building bridges or whatever you’d like to call it. The best times I had in museums were with iPod and headphones, flowing in a little own universe.

Hope you’ll enjoy!

MUSIC FOR A PAINTING BY DAUBIGNY

We finished a song to go with this painting by Daubigny. It’ll be part of an audio tour at the Groninger Museum this fall: when walking past the painting you will hear a song called “Allow” through your headphones.  It will also be available on the web soon.

PICTURES W2

Pics by: Sandra Leijtens (sandraleijtensphotography@ziggo.nl)

 

PICTURES GRONINGER MUSEUM

It was a good night at Groninger Museum . We played in a peculiar room.
Thnx for listening.

Pics by: Klaas Guchelaar | website kjguch.com

VIA VENTOSA 2013 ANOTHER RAIN OPERATION

History repeating and again a great recovery! A big rain shower made it impossible to perform on the outside stage that we where supposed to play on. We improvised a new stage that turned out lovely, sorry for the big reverb, it came with the hall ;) and thank you for the great response.

 

HELLO!

Picture by: Sabina Timmermans

TRIPPP @ THEATRE FESTIVAL DE OVERSTEEK – SEPTEMBER 21

September 21st we will do a third edition of multidisciplinary show TRIPPP at festival de Oversteek, Nijmegen. It’ll be a whole new experience, bringing dance, performance and our band together in the setting of a historical orchard. Our man of lights will have a nice job in wiring all these little orchard trees…

MINDPARK @ VIA VENTOSA – AUGUST 25

A short break from our album writing and recording summer: we’ll be playing at open air festival Via Ventosa, the 25th of August in Eindhoven. A try-out of new songs and a changed band. Next to music there’s theatre, dance, fine arts and fine food. Cheers!

STUDIO & SUNSHINE

 

WORKING, SEARCHING. CHANGES ARE INEVITABLE