This is such an exciting project for me to share. During these crazy times creativity is still flowing therefore I am so happy and proud to share this amazing piano project ft. Jeroen van Vliet piano and Maarten Vos sound design. My harp improvisations changed into sheet music and Jeroen transformed the written note-scores in his home-studio and made the music his own. Ambient and reflective. Then I selected two piano tracks that I transferred to Maarten, he gave my composition edge and just enough discomfort to balance the dreamy piano. Beautiful sonic landscapes appeared.
Harriët van Reek illustrated a fantastic place where one can wander, escape and dream; an imaginary landscape that truly complements the story.
This has been such a beautiful journey to hear my original ideas evolve and unfold into an EP and that is now actually for sale via Bandcamp -
'Als we goed om ons heen kijken, zien we overal hoopvolle initiatieven ontstaan en horen we steeds meer mensen vragen om een duurzame, sociale en inclusieve samenleving. Het is nu het moment om het tij te keren.
We see hopeful initiatives everywhere if we look closely around us. And we hear more and more people asking for a sustainable, social and inclusive society. Now is the time to turn the tide.' Joke Hermsen
2. she dreamt an exceptional life
3. what on earth
4. beyond the horizon
5. the tide turned
My passion, desire, restlessness, insecurity, despair (life is really felt in absence) are filtered in the serenity of my music. Heart/soul, time, space and silence are essential (without silence no music !), so one can escape into the music, another reality, an alternative beautiful (dream) world and maybe even unravel the mystery of life or may find fudge ;)
I would like to invite you / the listener to imagine your dream world, to think the impossible in order to go beyond the horizon and reach your promised land .. with belief, hope, love and a joie de vivre, dreams may come true.
Jeroen van Vliet piano
track 2 and 4 produced by Maarten Vos
Zino Mikorey mastering
Harriët van Reek illustration
Anne Vanschothorst composition