On his latest CD, Cor Ardesch pays tribute to composer Bert Matter, at the Kam-organ of the 'Grote Kerk' in Dordrecht. Some decades ago, Bert Matter was Cor's Improvisation teacher at the Conservatory of The Hague - you can still hear it when Cor improvises! This CD comes in a luxurious digipack: as always, it was a pleasure to cooperate with my brother to create a design fitting the impressive music. You can listen to short music examples and order the CD at the website of Cor Ardesch.
New: Cyclads 1
Over the last years, summer holidays from my part-time musicology studies, to me means time for painting. And sawing and sanding and building the various layers of wood into a coherent composition. These works are painted on MDF and various textures and materials are applied. This series is inpired by the Cyclads. Would you like to come and see these paintings (and others as well), please feel free to make an appointment!
New: Cyclads 2
To be able to somewhat assess the depth in these works, I have added side view pictures for each work. But it remains a photo and you can only see the full effect when you can have a real look from all sides. You are most welcome to make an appointment to come and have a look at these new works in Amsterdam!
New: Cyclads 3
The textures and various materials used, are also better viewed 'live'. Curious to see this series? Please feel free to make an appointment to come and have a look at them in Amsterdam.
Logo design for the Flentrop Organ Wageningen Foundation, promoting the organ in the Grote Kerk in concerts and more events, in which the organ plays a prominent role. To show the central place of the organ, a stylised organ pipe forms the letter l. From it, sound waves of the organ are portrayed, that also symbolise the 'flow' in a broader sense of the word. For this design a modern, rounded font is used and a bright, powerful contrast colour to reflect the new, contemporary use of the organ.
New: free and gentle
Finally a new painting! Due to my Musicology studies at the University of Amsterdam and my work as a graphic designer, not much time is left to paint. But here's another one, entitled free and gentle. A work consisting of various shapes of mdf layered on top of eachother, painted in acrylic combined with several textures, such as sand an jute. This way extra depth is created. Would you like to have a look at this (and other) works, please feel free to make an appointment!
From 7 November until 19 December 2020 Herma exhibited her work at Gallery 'de Tuinkamer' in Hoofddorp. Due to COVID-19 precautions,the opening and the concert by Ménestrel had to be canceled. Apart from Herma's paintings on wood, canvas and small painted objects, Petrus Griepink showed porcelain and Els Grootaers exhibited sculptures in stone, bronze and steel. Due to the lockdown, this exhibition closed early at December 12.
On this cd, Cor Ardesch plays the complete organ works of Johannes Brahms on the romantic organ of the Grote Kerk in Dordrecht. An informative 32 pages booklet accompanies this cd with information on the life and works of Johannes Brahms, the registrations used ánd beautiful pictures of the organ and the church. You can listen to some audio samples at the website of Cor Ardesch, through which you can also order this cd.
Sander van den Houten is presenting his first CD Timbre. He recorded a varied programme with works of Frescobaldi, played on the Italian organ and Buxtehude, Bach, Mendelssohn, Liszt, Martin and Bunk on the famous Bätz-orgel of the Evangelisch-Lutherse Kerk in The Hague. The booklet comes with programme notes of Albert Clement on the Partite diverse sopra 'Sei gegrüßet, Jesu gütig' oder 'O Jesu, du edle Gabe' of Johann Sebastian Bach and Hans Fidom on the Fantasie in C Minor (opus 57) of Gerard Bunk.
The third edition of the Dutch management book 'De Waarde van Leren' will appear in September 2019 as a paperback, issued by Sunray. This book is a dialogue in which many Dutch professionals give their vision on learning and performing. Bernard Wientjes says: 'For our future, learning is everything.' The content of this book hasn't lost any value since its first edition in 2012. Available through the ROI Institute Europe.
Series of four CD's in which Peter Westerbrink revives the Hanseatic organ culture on famous organs from Groningen, built by Arp Schnitger. He plays compositions by Franz Tunder and contemporaries, such as Praetorius, Scheidemann and Weckman. On these CD's he also performs works by anonymous composers from the same period which is rarely played. You can order the CD's here.
Accompanied by a little angel on her left shoulder and in her suitcase the little elephant, given to her by the painter of Easter and Pentecost, the author travelled to twenty eight countries. Her memories are like aerial roots ('luchtwortels' in Dutch), embedded in quotes of Zarathustra, an unexpected companion in writing this book, with whom she once again, full of wonder, looks at the people she met, at the places she visited and at her own roots.
Also in 2019, Sunray designed the promotional material and programme books for several concert series, including that of the organ concert series on the two organs of the Grote Kerk in Dordrecht. But also the concert series on the Garrels-organ in Maassluis is presented in a programme book made by Sunray and the organ concert series of Groningen, Noordbroek and Zandeweer advertise with posters designed by Sunray.
CD Inventio II
On Inventio 2 Cor Ardesch plays the Bach organ of the Grote Kerk in Dordrecht. Not only Bach sounds wonderful on this organ! Just listen to this CD with works by Couperin (in 2018 it is celebrated that he was born 350 years ago), Muffat, Van den Kerckhoven and Bruna. Just like Inventio I, Inventio 2 comes in a luxury digipack. Highly recommended!
Like a Phoenix
An organ built in 1811, stored for years in a shed and on an attic, is brought to life again in the Oude Kerk of Soest. Organ builder Reil has performed a miracle in having the organ rise from its ashes like a Phoenix. Gonny van der Maten plays it on this CD, which will be presented in November.
CD The divine routine
In 2017 Louis Andriessen composed his first organ work, 'The divine routine', commemorating his father Hendrik's 125th birthday. During the opening concert of the Andriessen/De Klerk Festival in Haarlem Gonny van der Maten performed its premiere. Now this composition is recorded on CD, together with more special works from 20th and 21st century composers. The design is inspired by 'De Stijl', The CD booklet explains why.
Random passers-by and fleeting moments are depicted by MarYam Mildenberg in 33 poems and 11 photos. She takes you on a walk through the streets of Amsterdam in this special book, written in Dutch. A Sunray edition.
Commissioned by the Soefi Beweging Nederland Sunray designed this brochure. The first step was to find a photo from nature, symbolising the content. Based on this photo, the brochure was designed, emphasising the content and the picture. This brochure can be used in print and digitally.
CD Schiedam Organ City
Arjen Leistra, city organist of Schiedam, releases a double-CD, performed on the two organs in the Haven Church and the St. John's Church. The programme consists of compositions Leistra has played during concerts over the last years, although the recordings were done without an audience present. You hear a.o. Bach, Reger, Karg-Elert, Andriessen, Dupré, Widor and Liszt. This double-CD is presented on October 28, 2017. The artwork was created by Sunray.