Wednesday, November 23, 2011
As mentioned on the [r] before, the Seeljocht-gang will hit two cool festivals in The Netherlands and then it's schluss. On Saturday the 26th of November we'll settle down in the 'Lutherse Kerk' in the city of Leeuwarden, for the Explore The North festival. Seeljocht will be performed between 20:50-22:20 h. This new festival also hosts a bunch of friends we make music with, like solo performances by Chris Bakker, Christiaan Kuitwaard and Gareth Davis (w. Leo Fabriek on drums).
Sunday the 27th the Seeljocht-crew will be present at the Le Guess Who?-festival in the city of Utrecht. Here we'll be playing the great 'Vredenburg Leeuwenbergh church' from 17:30-19:00 h. On the program of Le Guess Who? are far too many cool names to mention... Seeljocht is actually part of the RUMOR-fest that takes place as part of the festival.
Seeljocht was Piiptsjilling's artist in residence project for the Into The Great Wide Open Festival, which also included friends as Peter Broderick, Heather Woods Broderick, Nils Frahm, Greg Haines and Sytze Pruiksma. For the two fests in November we'll be performing the parts which were recorded for the Seeljocht cd, but slightly different off course... So, be there! The special Seeljocht cd will be available at both shows and it is also still available through the [r] blog.
Friday, November 18, 2011
On December 13th 2008 the Kleefstra Bros shared the stage with Sytze Pruiksma for the first time with a curious impro (video). A year later the three stepped into the Landscape Studio to make one afternoon of music, which lead to Deislieper, the first album by Kleefstra|Pruiksma|Kleefstra.
The album contains five pieces, all uncut impro's, in which percussion, bird whistles, bells, cymbals, experimental as well as melodic guitar and spoken word float together, whirling around eich other, taking its time. Deislieper is published by Hibernate Recordings. The art work is done by Ian Hazeldine, based on the brilliant high key pics by Ruurd-Jelle van der Leij. The album off course contains a booklet with the spoken words in Frisian, plus translations. In the release section you can see where it is available. Of which getting it through the [r] is a very good option! And in the listening section you can find three tracks (scroll down a bit). This is what Fluid Radio said about it.
Meanwhile the trio is involved in more recordings, that will probably lead to some exciting other releases... More about that someday. First Deislieper. Play it loud!
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
On the Frisian filmfestival in the town of Leeuwarden the new movie 'Bohai Bay' will be shown. Bohai Bay is the tidal area near the Chinese city Beijing, where nature is threatened and partly destroyed by industrial expansion. The area is an essential stepping stone for migratory birds between their Siberian breeding grounds and teir Australian wintering areas. Multi percussionist Sytze Pruiksma went to Bohai Bay for filming. Poet Elmar Kuiper edited the material to an epic trilogy in which the relation between human and nature is essential. There is music and poetry in the movie by Kleefstra|Bakker|Kleefstra with Nils Frahm, Greg Haines, Sytze Pruiksma and others, recorded live on January 9th 2011 in theater Lawei in the town of Drachten. More info (in Dutch) here. You can see 'Bohai Bay' on November 12th in theater Harmonie in Leeuwarden.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
This year's seen quite some of our releases. The European release of Piiptsjilling's Wurdskrieme in January, the Mort Aux Vaches featuring Kleefstra|Bakker|Kleefstra in February, the Sieleslyk ep with Gareth Davis in April, the Seeljocht cd as part of a great artist in residence project in September, Deislieper of Kleefstra|Pruiksma|Kleefstra and Piiptsjilling's Molkedrippen coming up... And recently Tongerswel came out. All the lovely reactions we got on 'the other sound' of the album are good to hear and read. There are also some nice reviews so far, like on Fluid Radio, Resonant Strata and Ambientblog. If you are curious where to get the album, check the releases page. For eich release it is mentioned where it is available. Meanwhile we are working on quite a few new albums/projects. More about that later. Beware.