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# Music Archive

· G. K. Chesterton: The Strange Music · Thomas Campion: From The Fourth Booke of Ayres · Schubert’s Winter Journey. Anatomy of an Obsession by Ian Bostridge · Wereldberoemd ballet ‘Romeo en Julia’ van Sergei Prokofiev in Nederlandse Theaters · Daniel Kane: “Do You Have a Band?”. Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City · INCUBATE WILL NOT CONTINUE IN 2017 · INCUBATE – 10/11 December 2016 – an annual celebration of cutting-edge culture · INCUBATE 2016 FESTIVAL · NEXUSLEZING 2016 DOOR PETER SELLARS · THE AMY WINEHOUSE STORY · Zhimin Tang & Tom America: TIEN AN MEN – MANY PEOPLE WANTED TO BE THEM-SELVES · Caroll Vanwelden Sings Shakespeare Sonnets

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G. K. Chesterton: The Strange Music


The Strange Music

Other loves may sink and settle, other loves may loose and slack,
But I wander like a minstrel with a harp upon his back,
Though the harp be on my bosom, though I finger and I fret,
Still, my hope is all before me : for I cannot play it yet.

In your strings is hid a music that no hand hath e’er let fall,
In your soul is sealed a pleasure that you have not known at all;
Pleasure subtle as your spirit, strange and slender as your frame,
Fiercer than the pain that folds you, softer than your sorrow’s name.

Not as mine, my soul’s annointed, not as mine the rude and light
Easy mirth of many faces, swaggering pride of song and fight;
Something stranger, something sweeter, something waiting you afar,
Secret as your stricken senses, magic as your sorrows are.

But on this, God’s harp supernal, stretched but to be stricken once,
Hoary time is a beginner, Life a bungler, Death a dunce.
But I will not fear to match them—no, by God, I will not fear,
I will learn you, I will play you and the stars stand still to hear.

G. K. Chesterton
The Strange Music magazine

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Thomas Campion: From The Fourth Booke of Ayres


From The Fourth Booke of Ayres  -VII-

There is a Garden in her face,
Where Roses and white Lillies grow;
A heav’nly paradice is that place,
Wherein all pleasant fruits doe flow.
There Cherries grow, which none may buy
Till Cherry ripe themselves doe cry.

Those Cherries fayrely doe enclose
Of Orient Pearle a double row,
Which when her lovely laughter showes,
They look like Rose-buds fill’d with snow.
Yet them nor Peere nor Prince can buy,
Till Cherry ripe themselves doe cry.

Her Eyes like Angels watch them still;
Her Browes like bended bowes doe stand,
Threatning with piercing frownes to kill
All that attempt with eye or hand
Those sacred Cherries to come nigh,
Till Cherry ripe themselves doe cry.

Thomas Campion
From The Fourth Booke of Ayres
VII magazine

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Schubert’s Winter Journey. Anatomy of an Obsession by Ian Bostridge

An exploration of the world’s most famous and challenging song cycle, Schubert’s Winter Journey (Winterreise), by a leading interpreter of the work, who teases out the themes—literary, historical, psychological—that weave through the twenty-four songs that make up this legendary masterpiece.

Completed in the last months of the young Schubert’s life, Winterreise has come to be considered the single greatest piece of music in the history of Lieder. Deceptively laconic—these twenty-four short poems set to music for voice and piano are performed uninterrupted in little more than an hour—it nonetheless has an emotional depth and power that no music of its kind has ever equaled.

A young man, rejected by his beloved, leaves the house where he has been living and walks out into snow and darkness. As he wanders away from the village and into the empty countryside, he experiences a cascade of emotions—loss, grief, anger, and acute loneliness, shot through with only fleeting moments of hope—until the landscape he inhabits becomes one of alienation and despair.

Originally intended to be sung to an intimate gathering, performances of Winterreise now pack the greatest concert halls around the world.

Drawing equally on his vast experience performing this work (he has sung it more than one hundred times), on his musical knowledge, and on his training as a scholar, Bostridge teases out the enigmas and subtle meanings of each of the twenty-four lyrics to explore for us the world

Schubert inhabited, his biography and psychological makeup, the historical and political pressures within which he became one of the world’s greatest composers, and the continuing resonances and affinities that our ears still detect today, making Schubert’s wanderer our mirror.

Ian Bostridge performs regularly throughout Europe, North America and the Far East to outstanding critical acclaim. He read Modern History at Oxford and received a D.Phil in 1990. He is the author of Witchcraft and Its Transformations c.1650-c.1750 and A Singer’s Notebook. He is Humanitas Professor of Music at the University of Oxford and a regular contributor to The Guardian and the TLS. He is married to the writer and critic Lucasta Miller. They live in London with their two children.

Schubert’s Winter Journey
Anatomy of an Obsession
By Ian Bostridge
Published on Jan 02, 2018
Published by Vintage
528 Pages
ISBN 9780525431800

new books magazine

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Wereldberoemd ballet ‘Romeo en Julia’ van Sergei Prokofiev in Nederlandse Theaters

Romeo en Julia van Prokofiev is zonder twijfel één van de hoogtepunten uit de klassiek-romantische ballettraditie.

Met het beroemde verhaal van Shakespeare als basis, schetst deze voorstelling de geschiedenis van een onmogelijke liefde.

Romeo en Julia hebben hun hart aan elkaar verpand, maar omdat hun families al generaties lang ruzie hebben, kan het niks worden tussen de geliefden. Dus als ze trouwplannen maken, wordt het huwelijk aan alle kanten gedwarsboomd, met tragische gevolgen.

In de fantastische muziek van de beroemde componist Prokofiev weerklinken de hartstocht en dramatiek die deze choreografie verbeeldt.

Met dans van wereldniveau brengt het ballet van de Staatsopera van Tatarstan dit ultieme liefdesverhaal in heel Europa met succes tot leven. Hun weelderige kostuums geven de voorstelling kleur en dynamiek. Ook de decors zijn indrukwekkend: die bieden een betoverende achtergrond voor onder meer de uitbundige feesttaferelen in het verhaal en natuurlijk de beroemde balkonscene, die het symbool werd van de romantiek.

De passie van de dansers en de hartverscheurende ontmoetingen tussen de geliefden maken van deze voorstelling een aanrader voor alle generaties met een gevoelig hart.

Romeo en Julia
Nog te zien in theaters door heel Nederland
van december 2017 t/m februari 2018.

Meer info:
DG Theater
+31 30 2844 770 magazine

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Daniel Kane: “Do You Have a Band?”. Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City

During the late 1960s, throughout the 1970s, and into the 1980s, New York City poets and musicians played together, published each other, and inspired one another to create groundbreaking art.

In “Do You Have a Band?”, Daniel Kane reads deeply across poetry and punk music to capture this compelling exchange and its challenge to the status of the visionary artist, the cultural capital of poetry, and the lines dividing sung lyric from page-bound poem.

Kane reveals how the new sounds of proto-punk and punk music found their way into the poetry of the 1960s and 1970s downtown scene, enabling writers to develop fresh ideas for their own poetics and performance styles. Likewise, groups like The Fugs and the Velvet Underground drew on writers as varied as William Blake and Delmore Schwartz for their lyrics. Drawing on a range of archival materials and oral interviews, Kane also shows how and why punk musicians drew on and resisted French Symbolist writing, the vatic resonance of the Beat chant, and, most surprisingly and complexly, the New York Schools of poetry. In bringing together the music and writing of Richard Hell, Patti Smith, and Jim Carroll with readings of poetry by Anne Waldman, Eileen Myles, Ted Berrigan, John Giorno, and Dennis Cooper, Kane provides a fascinating history of this crucial period in postwar American culture and the cultural life of New York City.

Daniel Kane is reader in English and American literature at the University of Sussex in Brighton. His books include We Saw the Light: Conversations Between the New American Cinema and Poetry (2009) and All Poets Welcome: The Lower East Side Poetry Scene in the 1960s (2003).

Title Do You Have a Band?
Subtitle Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City
Author Daniel Kane
Publisher Columbia University Press
Title First Published 25 July 2017
Format Paperback
ISBN-10 0231162979
ISBN-13 9780231162975
Publication Date 25 July 2017
Main content page count 296
Weight 16 oz.
Paperback – $30.00
296 Pages

Daniel Kane: Do You Have a Band?”: Poetry and Punk Rock in New York City
from Columbia University Press

new books magazine

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INCUBATE ♦ cutting edge festival in Tilburg ♦ will not continue in 2017

Incubate is heavily disappointed by the decision of the Municipality of Tilburg to not provide any more funding in 2017. This news comes after the Province of Noord-Brabant already cut funding for the coming four years. The organisation finds it financially irresponsible to continue and will therefore cease its activities.

“Incubate is proud to have been able to create a festival with exciting, creative, cutting-edge arts in the past 13 years, together with its 500+ volunteers and partners. We have thus inspired many other musicians, artists, organisers and other festivals, and we hope that they use some of that impact for their own future,” said Miriam van Ommeren and Arthur Janssen on behalf of Incubate.

13 years of Incubate
Over the past 13 years, Incubate has become one of the leading multidisciplinary festivals in Europe. It was and still is internationally acclaimed by press, artists and visitors. Incubate was the first Dutch festival to bring artists such as Psychic TV, Pauline Oliveros, Sun Ra Arkestra, Fields of the Nephilim, James Blake and Cabaret Voltaire to the Netherlands and to create a platform for themes such as piracy in the arts, public participation, and innovation. It was the first to invite speakers like Charles Leadbeater, Simon Reynolds and Andrew Keen and internationally renowned artists such as Hermann Nitsch, Santiago Sierra, Wendy White and Ryan Trecartin to Tilburg, connecting them with local emerging artists.

Social impact
The festival instigated both social and artistic debate. Throughout the years, it provided a space for thousands of artists and tens of thousands of visitors from more than 48 countries. Many of them visited Tilburg for the very first time, and kept coming back. The wider public has become acquainted with the festival through remarkable projects in public spaces, for instance the more than hundred pianos from British artist Luke Jerram, the thousands of portraits of mothers in the city in cooperation with French artist JR and the activities around Iconostase 180, a sculpture by renowned architect Yona Friedman, which took place last Summer. These projects brought the entire city into contact with avant-garde art and culture.

New model in 2016
In 2015, a financial deficit was supplemented by the Province of Noord-Brabant and the Municipality of Tilburg, on specific conditions to the organisation. All these conditions have been met in 2016: three successful editions of Incubate took place in this year, with good results on an artistic, organisational and financial level. Both audience and press were positive about the new direction: just this week, the festival was added to the list of 50 most important festivals of the Netherlands by 3voor12, a Dutch music platform.

The organisation deeply regrets that, through this decision, Tilburg will lose a unique festival of international standing. This will certainly have an adverse effect on the conditions and opportunities in Tilburg for young artists, emerging bands, recently graduated filmmakers and game developers and progressive, culture-loving citizens. The organisation entreats that the Municipality of Tilburg will use the now available funds as designated; to provide substantial and accessible art and culture in the city and the wider region. Although there will no longer be a festival held by the organisation, the foundation will continue to exist for now.

February 23, 2017

Stadsdichter van Tilburg =
Martin Beversluis: Requiem

Aan Incubate

We reden op fietsen van licht
en geluid door de stad we gaven
onze varkens een S van stro
vlekkie en spekkie aten het gulzig
we koesterden de foto’s van onze
moeders die niet weg mochten
waaien nooit weg konden waaien
een festival werd langzaamaan
gesloopt door bureaucraten er
stonden piano’s op straat die
zeiden bespeel me want ik ben
van jou er was controverse
zoals er ook altijd ontroering
was er waren polsbandjes er
was een stad voor vriendelijke
mensen van heinde en verre
waar je broedplaatsen moest
koesteren want die waren je
toekomst stad van makers in
een land van slopers die hun
mouwen stropen en opgaan
voor moord de raad vraagt
om een nekschot maar de
wethouder zegt ik wurg
de makers zien de leegte
komen en benoemen deze
stad heet vanaf nu Stilburg

Martin Beversluis
Feb. 2017

     # Meer info op website incubate magazine

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INCUBATE – 10/11 December 2016 – an annual celebration of cutting-edge culture


Incubate is the annual celebration of cutting-edge culture. It is a festival exhibiting a diverse view on indie culture as a whole, including music, visual arts, film and contemporary theater, and a conference. For the upcoming December edition it brings more than 40+ cutting edge artists in an intimate context to an international audience. Black metal next to free jazz. Refreshing art next to innovating indie games.
Incubate takes place troughout more than fifteen venues in the inner-city of Tilburg.
Incubate – 10/11 December 2016


Incubate Zero is the part of the programme that is FREE for all to attend. A little taste of the festival so you can decide if you want more. After the success of the previous Incubate Zero programmes, we’re proud to host another free offering of artists. So make sure to bring your friends and family and check out these acts!

On December 11th, everyone can enjoy some of the best new acts from the European underground. Divided over venues Cul de Sac and Kim’s Kroeg, the following bands will perform:

HEADS. from Berlin are a loud and noisy bunch, clearly influenced by Shellac and The Jesus Lizard: the good stuff. Their first record was released by This Charming Man Records so you know this not just your average band. Come see for yourself at Cul de Sac on Sunday December 11th.

Any Other
Remember those sweet, sweet times that we call the nineties? You might, but these kids don’t because they’re way too young. They do sound like they were there though, and they do such a killer job at it we forgot all about Kim Deal or Weezer or whatever. Who are those people anyway? Any Other excel in doing their own new thing with a sound that is beloved and feels familiar.

Fake O’s
If these Groningen locals would be a black metal band they’d be considered trve kvlt without a doubt. This hardcore punk outfit sounds like they came straight from the Bay Area in the eighties and shred like they want to show Keith Morris how it’s done. Of course Keith already knows, but he’d still be into FAKE O’s.

Sven Agaath
When you think you’ve heard it all: you’re about to find out you haven’t. Sven Agaath play shoegaton (a term they probably coined themselves and for which they should receive proper recognition), a mix between shoegaze and reggaeton. They themselves call it “a mixture of Dinosaur Jr, Sean Paul, MBV and Daddy Yankee that feels urgent and natural”. Although this will probably sound horrifying to most music fans, we can assure you – it really isn’t. Sven Agaath is for everybody that likes shoegaze but also wants to dance from time to time.


The Shady Greys
The Shady Greys are an Amsterdam based dirty blues-garage duo with a nice lo-fi sound. Although using only a cajon and feet played percussions (no drums!) they’re a high energy duo with fast riffing and raw vocals.

Dead High Wire
A young band from Antwerp and Mechelen, Belgium playing a mixture of echoing postpunk and indierock. They’ve released work on Kinky Star records (La Jungle, Räpe Blossoms etc.) and Oddie Records (Teen Creeps, Mind Rays, Double Veterans etc.). These are quality labels worth a whole lot more than that ‘organic’ logo on your milk carton.

Jellephant & The Phantoms
A young guy from Arnhem named Jelle and his band called The Phantoms are psychedelic band that make us think of our fellow countrymen Yuko Yuko. With a cool, echoing lo-fi mix of psychedelica, surf and downbeat garage these kids are one of the better Dutch acts in recent years.

Together with Tilburg natives, comic creators and founders of the small press magazine ‘Wobby’, Incubate is proud to add a Comic Fair to its December edition. This will be accompanied by an English edition of the Wobby magazine, with contributions from different artists. There will also be talks, performances and interviews, but the main event will be your chance to meet and see some of your favorite creators. Guests include Bries (BE), Sigrid Calon (NL), Charlotte Dumortier (BE), Maurice van Es (NL), Jeroen Funke (NL), KAMP HORST (NL), Knust/Extrapool (NL), Vite (BE), The Stalinskis (NL), Tieten Met Haar (BE), and Ward Zwart (BE).

Incubate will finalize its two-year visual arts program Do It With Others with a special performance by German artist Olaf Holzapfel. Holzapfel is a multidisciplinary artist who has extended his practice of painting with photography, sculptures, installations and digital work. To create his architectural sculptures, Holzapfel uses a range of (often locally sourced) materials, from plastic to straw. On Saturday 10th of December Holzapfel will do a special performance with a group of participants and craftsmen, around the noble art of rope making. Making a rope from straw is a complex process, a traditional craft that few still master. Tilburg is known for its history in textiles and the use of flax and hemp, as traditionally hemp was grown for processing into rope. As Incubate always connects artists with visitors and history with contemporary art, we invite all those interested to join us and Holzapfel in this special performance.

Incubate Art Symposium
At Incubate we try to offer kicks and contemplation right next to each other. We like to learn new things while having fun; about music and art and all the wonderful things that come with it. This is why we’re delighted to host the Do It With Others symposium on December 11th at Duvelhok. Following the finissage of Olaf Holzapfel’s project the day before, the symposium will include several artists that contributed to Do It With Others over the recent years. They will be interviewed by some very interesting hosts from the Dutch contemporary art scene, discussing their past residencies and collaborative work produced in Tilburg. Make sure to catch these afternoon talks if you’re curious to meet these artists in person and ask them your questions.


Incubate takes place troughout more than fifteen venues in the inner-city of Tilburg.
Incubate – 10/11 December 2016

incubate tilburg
Postal address
Postbus 327
5000 AH Tilburg
the Netherlands

Visiting address
Willem II Straat 49,
5038 BD Tilburg
Tel: +31 (0)13 590 4839

Box office opening hours:
Saturday: 12:00 – 22:00
Sunday: 12:00 – 22:00

013 Poppodium
Veemarktstraat 44
5038 CV Tilburg

# More information on website Incubate magazine

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13/14/15 May 2016, TILBURG (NL)
(+ 8/9/10/11 September + 10/11 December)
Incubate 2016 festival

Incubate is the annual celebration of cutting-edge culture. It is a festival exhibiting a diverse view on indie culture as a whole, including music, visual arts, film and contemporary theater, and a conference. For the upcoming May edition it brings more than 70 cutting edge artists in an intimate context to an international audience. Black metal next to free jazz. Refreshing art next to inspiring debate.

Incubate – 13/14/15 May
Incubate – 8/9/10/11 September
Incubate – 10/11 December

“Het meest avontuurlijke festival van Nederland”.
Oor, September 2012

# more information on website INCUBATE

incubate2016-02 magazine

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Nexus-lezing_Peter_Sellars2“Human beings need permission, and usually that’s metaphor, to recognize that there are many layers of reality moving at any given moment, and that every small gesture has very large consequences. So opera is this amazing form, which takes a gesture, and understands it through music, poetry, dance, visual art, all at the same time.”

Climbing the Razor-Path Mountain and Leaping Into Fire
Next Steps in Charged Times — The Humanities and the Aesthetics of Delight Shape and Awaken Political Consciousness

13 maart 2016  –  14.30 – 16.30
Auditorium Tilburg University

Theaterregisseur Peter Sellars, bekend van zijn onconventionele, zelfs controversiële operaregies – zoals Mozarts Così fan tutte, Händels Julio Cesare en Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre – waarvoor hij de Erasmusprijs ontving, komt op 13 maart 2016 naar het Nexus Instituut. Zijn Nexus-lezing ‘Climbing the Razor-Path Mountain and Leaping Into Fire — Next Steps in Charged Times’ gaat in op de eeuwigheidswaarde van kunst. Kom naar zijn hartstochtelijk pleidooi om je te laten verrassen, nieuwe werelden te ontdekken en de rol van kunst in de samenleving te (her)waarderen.

– Standaardkaart € 30
– Nexus-ledenkaart € 20 (max. 4)
– Connectkaart € 10 (t/m 35 jaar, max. 1)
– Vriendenkaarten zijn gratis (max. 2 voor Amici, max. 4 voor Patroni en Maecenates)
– Profiteer direct van korting op entreekaarten voor lid te worden van Nexus. Dat kan ook door ons te steunen als Connect-lid of Vriend van het Nexus Instituut. U ontvangt dan tevens de drie Nexus-uitgaven van 2016, waaronder Nexus 71, Wachten op de barbaren.

14.30 uur Ontvangst met koffie en thee
15.00 uur Welkom Rob Riemen
15.10 uur Nexus-lezing door Peter Sellars
16.00 uur Publiek gesprek met Peter Sellars
16.30 uur Receptie

Regisseur Peter Sellars combineert in de wereldpremière Only The Sound Remains twee op Nôh-drama’s geïnspireerde opera’s van de Finse componiste Kaija Saariaho.
Nationale Opera & Ballet op 15, 19, 22, 24, 27 en 29 maart.

Peter Sellars
Verenigde Staten, 1957
Peter Sellars is theaterregisseur. Hij studeerde aan Harvard en was achtereenvolgens artistiek directeur van de Boston Shakespeare Company, het American National Theater in Washington, van de Los Angeles Festivals (1990 en 1993) en de Salzburger Festspiele (1992 en 1994). Er staat een reeks onconventionele, zelfs controversiële operaregies op zijn naam, zoals Mozarts Così fan tutte, Händels Julio Cesare en Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre. Voor zijn regiewerk ontving Peter Sellars in 1999 de Erasmusprijs. Naast zijn theaterwerk doceert Sellars aan de Universiteit van Californië.

# Meer informatie op website NEXUS INSTITUUT magazine

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From BAFTA award-winning director Asif Kapadia (SENNA), AMY tells the incredible story of six-time Grammy-winner Amy Winehouse – in her own words.

2015Amy_22Featuring extensive unseen archive footage and previously unheard tracks, this strikingly modern, moving and vital film shines a light on the world we live in, in a way that very few can.

A once-in-a-generation talent, Amy Winehouse was a musician that captured the world’s attention. A pure jazz artist in the most authentic sense – she wrote and sung from the heart using her musical gifts to analyse her own problems. The combination of her raw honesty and supreme talent resulted in some of the most unique and adored songs of the modern era.

Her huge success, however, resulted in relentless and invasive media attention which coupled with Amy’s troubled relationships and precarious lifestyle saw her life tragically begin to unravel.

Amy Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in July 2011 at the age of 27.

Amy. The girl behind the name
GB, 2015, 127 min. magazine

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Vocal: Zhimin Tang – Music: Tom America

In 2005 Tom America was introduced to Zhimin Tang a young Chinese woman who was present as a student at the Tien an Men square protests in april/june 1989. He then recorded her report of that historic moment. It forms the heart of his composition, their contribution to keep the memory of this event alive. At Tien an Men square the hopes of a new generation were lost, an era was deleted from history by the rulers. The composition ends with a few lines from the song (a lovesong actually) ‘Nothing to my name’ written by the popular singer/composer Cui Jian. It became the anthem of the generation present at the square in 1989.

Woensdag 4 juni 2014:
25 jaar geleden werd op het Tien-an-Men plein
een nieuwe generatie van haar dromen beroofd.



Het verhaal van de jonge student Zhimin Tang die er in 1989 bij was.
Stem: Zhimin Tang
Muziek: Tom America

4 juni 1989 – 4 juni 2014 magazine

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Caroll Vanwelden Sings Shakespeare Sonnets

Caroll Vanwelde2

Caroll Vanwelden Sings Shakespeare Sonnets

Caroll Vanwelden is a Belgian Jazz singer/songwriter/pianist who just released her new album “Caroll Vanwelden Sings Shakespeare Sonnets” in which she combines Shakespeare´s sonnets with her own compositions to a ground breaking, fresh and emotional jazzy sound. The amazing intensity of her compositions elevates Shakespeare´s words to a new dimension. Caroll Vanwelden´s voice transmits accuracy and comfort with an astonishing gift to always create the appropriate ambiance.

The artist presents each of the selected sonnets in an exceptional setting: at times forceful, intense, driven, at times, relaxed, mellow, smooth, then again vibrant and vigorous or cheerful and even a little bit shy.

Caroll Vanwelden, a graduate of the famous London Guildhall School of Music and Drama – with illustrious graduates such as Orlando Bloom, Daniel Graig and Dave Holland – is accompanied by a great band with the skill to play music that combines unparalleled transparency with plasticity. With this album she propels the great Shakespeare unexpectedly into the world of big jazz librettists and interprets his lyrics into contemporary music in wonderful arrangements.

NDR: Jazz-album of the week 43//Financial Times Deutschland: 5 stars//Stereo Magazine: CD of the Month & AudioHighlight of the Month//Fono Forum: Musik & Klang 5 stars//MDR: take 5 CD Suggestions//Stereoplay:Klangtipp//JazzinBelgium: Album of the week

“On this album you’ll find amazing art at the same level as Norma Winstone, Diana Krall or Randy Crawford.” CONCERTO (Austria) by Gerhard Strejcek 8.10.2012

“This album has all the potential to be elected album of the year.” FONO FORUM (Deutschland) by Thomas Hintze 12/2012

“….resumed as an amazing European Jazz Album.” CRESCENDO (Deutschland) by Anna Hermann 12.10.2012

Caroll Vanwelden: vocals, piano, arrangements

Thomas Siffling: trumpet, flugelhorn

Mini Schulz: double bass

Markus Faller: drums, perc.

Coming up soon (2014): new album with Compositions on Shakespeare Sonnets II.

Musicians: Caroll Vanwelden played with or still plays with Thomas Siffling, Mini Schulz, Markus Faller, Obi Meinhard Jenne, Rodrigo Villalon, Phill Pesket (Molokko), Victoria Freestone, Jez Franks, Rob Mullarky (Seven), Johan Sabbe, Dirk Van der Linden , Henk de Laat (Enrique Tarde), Jean Van Lindt (The Swing Dealers), Vincent Mardens (The Swing Dealers), Tars Lootens, Piet Meerschaut, Chris Mentens, Swa Mercelis, Johan Joris, Lieven Cambré, Stijn Deldaele, Mike Roelofs, Ron van Stratum, Frank Peeters, Sam Vloemans, Luiz Marquez, Dominique Vantomme, Geert Roelofs, Peter Hermesdorf, Marc Huynen, Rogier Van Wegberg, Arie Storm, Jan Mües, Mario Vermandel, Luc Van den Bossche, Stijn Wauters, Janos Bruneel, Hans Van Oost, Andrew Cleyndert, Jan De Haas, Tom Mahieu,… and many more……

2014 Caroll Vanwelden concerts

31/01 BIX Jazzclub Stuttgart with Thomas Siffling, Mini Schulz and Rodrigo Villalon

09/02 Backnang Backnanger Bürgerhaus with Thomas Siffling, Mini Schulz and Rodrigo Villalon

03/04 Sankt Ingbert Jazz Festival 20h Stadthalle St. Ingbert with Thomas Siffling, Mini Schulz and Rodrigo Villalon

11/04 Hemingway Lounge Karlsruhe with Thomas Siffling, Mini Schulz and Florian Alexandru Zorn

26/04 Bremen Shakspeare Company with Thomas Siffling, Mini Schulz and Florian Alexandru Zorn

15/07 &16/07 Shakespeare Festival im Globe Neuss with Thomas Siffling, Mini Schulz and Rodrigo Villalon

06/07 Mittelrhein Musik Festival together with Andrea Sawatzki in Burg Stahleck with “Don’t Explain” project

24/06 Luxemburg CC

09/08 Rheingau Festival 19 Uhr with our Shakespeare Project with Thomas Siffling, Mini Schulz and Rodrigo Villalon

18/09 Gelsenkirchen in Lüttinghof Die Burg im Wasser with our Shakespeare Project with Thomas Siffling, Mini Schulz and Rodrigo Villalon

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