donderdag 19 september 2013

E-Live preparations and "Schallplatte 15"

Although there have been no recent blog updates, I have been rather busy with preparations for the upcoming E-Live concerts with the My Breath My Music foundation (which is exactly one month from now).
Besides some tracks from the latest release "Sessions 2012", we will perform some brand new music.
Last weekend I did a sort of session with Gert Emmens. Actually we have only been working for about half an hour to create a base for a new track for our E-Live collaboration. The remaining time we have had a lot of fun, and took the opportunity to make a nice series of pictures.

Here is the global schedule for E-Live:

12:00 Doors open
13:00 Box office open
13:15 - 14:00 REMY & My Breath My Music - session 1
14:20 - 15:15 Concert by Beyond Berlin.
15.45 - 17:15 Concert VoLt & Friends:
17:15 - ? REMY & My Breath My Music - session 2
19:15 - 20:15 Concert by The Otherside of FD Project
20:15-21:00 REMY & My Breath My Music - session 3, featuring Gert Emmens
21:15 - 22:45 Concert ARC

Order your tickets here:

And I am already working out plans for my solo concert on January 10th, at Theater De Wegwijzer, in Nieuw en Sint Joostland, Zeeland.
More information on this gig soon, but there will definitely be room for some special participations.
You can already purchase your tickets for this event here:
Don't wait too long getting yours, because there is only place for 80 people!

Schallplatte 15
Every year, the German Schallwende e.V. foundation releases a dedicated compilation album containing new and exclusive electronic music.
In the past I have submitted various pieces which can only be heard on these "Schallplattes", which are only available for members of the Schallwende community.
This year's edition, "Schallplatte 15", saw the light, with the subject "City Sounds".
And this edition also contains one of my tracks, called "Dresden".
The disc contains contributions by Arcanum, Neuronium, Gert Emmens, Remy, Lambert, VoLt, JampyKeys, Moeckesch, Picture Palace Music, Uwe Reckzeeh, Spyra, WiesenBerg, and Mystical Light.

About my contribution:
During my trip to Berlin and Prague, back in 2010, my wife Paulien and me also visited Dresden. Although we have been here for only one day, it left quite an impression on me.
In the night of February 13th and 14th, 1945, Dresden was destroyed for 85 percent.
Almost 70 years later, this capital city of Sachsen is still being reconstructed.
Traces of the horrible things that happened here can still be seen and felt.
On October 20th, 2010 I visited Dresden. It was a cold and rainy day. Dark clouds covered the baroque monumental city.
Slightly ominous, which characterized the history, and which emphasized Dresden's beauty and vigour even more.
With this piece of music I tried to catch the atmosphere I experienced during my stay in Elbflorenz.

As just told, the album will not be available, unless you are a member of Schallwende, but the first person who places a reaction on this blog message, will get a copy of this "Schallplatte 15" compilation cd!