New EP out on 10 January 2019: Merge

These three songs landed in my consciousness between 2011 and 2013. Back then, I didn’t have the skills yet to record and arrange them exactly as I heared them in my head. So like a special bottle of reserva wine, I put them on the shelf for a couple of years to let them ripen … [Lees verder…]

About my own voice | reviewing the development

Quite often I talk to people who think that you are either born with an amazing voice or talent for singing, or not at all. And if you’re not lucky enough to be the owner of such a voice, well, too bad for you then. I think this is a huge misunderstanding. Perhaps there are … [Lees verder…]

The driving force behind what I make

“What kind of music do you make?” While socialising at parties, I quietly wish sometimes that I don’t have to answer that question. My elevator pitch is hopeless. Because where do I start? It would be really nice if I could just say that I work with one style, one instrument, one band or ensemble. … [Lees verder…]

Making meaningful connections in Mexico

When I knew I was going to the México Y2K18 International Live Looping Festival, I thought I would make cool vlogs of my travels and musical endeavours, like I did in California. But after a couple of days, I realised that this was not going to happen. One of the reasons was that I was not … [Lees verder…]

Why mood playlists will eventually numb your feelings

“Chill playlists are the purest distillation of Spotify’s ambition to turn all music into emotional wallpaper”, according to Liz Pelly in The Baffler. Lately there has been some critical writing about Spotify. About the stock music (or so called fake artists) on the platform, which dominate mood playlists, and the rising phenomenon of playlists itself. … [Lees verder…]

Bay Area Mini vlog #4 What’s looping?

I’m at the y2k17 Loopfest in Santa Cruz, CA. Featuring performances of CIAN, Entertainment for the Braindead, Rick Walker, Bill Walker, MANDOMAN, Thisissami, ANI, MIDI_pipe, John Connell, StRiCtLy ALBeRt, Andy Graham, Martin Janicek and Philippe Olliver.

Bay Area Mini Vlog #2: Women in music

I organised to play a show in Oakland, together with local artists. It turned out to be a night with five women taking the stage. Musical girl power!

Free your mind, and your voice will follow

Free your mind

Ah, the joy of singing! So many people love to sing, but a great deal of them has all kinds of hang-ups about their voice or singing in public. Why is that? Well, your voice, emanating from your own body, is a blueprint of who you are. Making music with it means showing a very … [Lees verder…]