A funeral starts the rehearsal later. Without a rhythm section, there’s not much playing. So we start in the afternoon and Jutta Troch joins us on Baroque harp. We go over the songs we did over the last couple of days. And we run ‘Kibitsu’ for the very first time. After the rehearsal the Glows… Read more »
Geert Hellings joins in on guitar and lapsteel today, providing beautiful textures to ‘Rain’, ‘The Chrysanthemum Vow ‘ and ‘White Peaks’. We groove away in ‘The Blue Hood’ and find out that ‘The Reed-Choked House’ could benefit from some electronic rhythm, since Mattijs is at the marimba all the time. Unfortunately, later that evening, we… Read more »
First rehearsal day at deSingel. The first two weeks, we’ll be working from the music studio. We start out as a smaller ensemble: the rhythm section Nicolas (bass) and Mattijs (drums), Nel on piano and vocals, Bram on vocals and guitar, Jon is there as arranger and cornetto player, Liam plays gamba and represents the… Read more »
Jan van den Borre, the Traverso player, is out of the equation. His previous tour got extended a couple of weeks, which makes it impossible for him to join us. We found a replacement in Matteo Gemolo.
We contacted all the musicians. Some people are flying in from London, so we didn’t meet everybody yet. We sent out an email to welcome everybody and introduce them to the Google Drive wet set up with most of the material. A shared online drive is an ideal tool to distribute all the necessary information…. Read more »