Germaine Sijstermans / Koen Nutters / Reinier van Houdt - Circles, Reeds, and Memories (CD)
This release brings together three Dutch composers/performers, Reinier van Houdt, Germaine Sijstermans, and Koen Nutters, who have each released their own work on elsewhere music in recent years. This release is a live recording of their trio concert in December 2022. Four-panel gatefold wallet with one disc, cover photography by Germaine Sijstermans
*release date: April 1, 2023)
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(Streaming of this album will only be available on Bandcamp.)
1. Linden (2020) (Germaine Sijstermans) 19:50
2. A Piece with Memories (2017) (Koen Nutters) 20:00
3. Harmonic Circles (2022) (Reinier van Houdt) 20:24
Germaine Sijstermans - clarinet, bass clarinet, voice
Koen Nutters - harmona organ, voice, objects, sine tones, field recordings
Reinier van Houdt - indian harmonium, voice, pre-recorded organs, tapes
Recorded live by Germaine Sijstermans at Savelberg Chapel, Heerlen, Limburg, The Netherlands on December 18, 2022
mixed by Reinier van Houdt
mastered by Taku Unami
photography and installation art by Germaine Sijstermans
design by Yuko Zama
produced by Koen Nutters, Germaine Sijstermans, Reinier van Houdt, and Yuko Zama
p+c 2023 elsewhere music
This release brings together three Dutch composers/performers, Reinier van Houdt, Germaine Sijstermans, and Koen Nutters, who have each released their own work on elsewhere music in recent years. Nutters, who has collaborated in the past with both van Houdt (Cornelius Cardew project) and Sijstermans (DNK Ensemble, The Names), conceived the idea of a trio performance with the two musicians, which later developed into this three-way collaborative project.
Last December the trio played a concert at the Savelberg Chapel, a small church in Heerlen, Limburg (NL), where they played three pieces, one written by each: Linden (Sijstermans), A Piece with Memories (Nutters), and Harmonic Circles (van Houdt). This release is a live recording of that performance.
Using various instruments including clarinets, indian harmonium, harmona organ, voices, field recordings, sine tones, objects, and tapes, the trio played in perfect synch, giving the three pieces rich, complex layers of sound and profundity, enveloping the audience in a vibrant yet contemplative space.
Q&A with Koen Nutters, Germaine Sijstermans, and Reinier van Houdt about Circles, Reeds, and Memories