Synod 400 years
On the 10th of November King Willem-Alexander will be present at the opening of 'Ode to the Synod', a commemoration of the fact that the Synod of Dordrecht was held 400 years ago. Many activities will take place during half a year in Dodrecht, the oldest town of Holland. One of these activities is Synod & Music. During five concerts the influence of the Synod on Music is made clear in music and lectures.
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.
From July 13 to August 31 an exhibition is taking place at the 'Expositiehuis' of Den Ham with works by various artists coming from or still living in Den Ham, who were inspired by this village. The painting 'Bells chiming' by Herma Ardesch will also be exhibited. Opening hours are listed here.
Various promotional material
Also in 2018 Sunray was commissioned to design the promotional material for the organ concert series in the Grote Kerk of Dodrecht and have it produced. Various posters, flyers and a programme book, listing the various concert series, the complete programmes of the Wednesday-evening series with background information and finally an overview of the concerts on the carillon of the church tower of the Grote Kerk.
CD 'Garrels aan de Waterweg'
This CD contains live registrations of concerts, given by Jaap Kroonenburg at the Garrels-organ of Maassluis from 2008 to 2014. The CD is released by the Organ Committee of this church, this is why its design is in line with the style of the programme book and other promotional material of the concert series 2018.
At the request of the Exhibition House in Den Ham, Herma Ardesch created the painting 'Bells Chiming'. Painted on canvas in a size of 80 x 30 cm., finished with a wooden frame. Here you can read more about this exhibition.
The Garrels-organ Foundation Maassluis has given its concert series 2018 a new, more modern look. The book is now more compact, but still contains all relevant information about the performing organists, their programmes and of course the Garrels-organ in the old fishermen's church of Maassluis. This programme book and a cup of coffee or tea after each concert are included in the admission fee.
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.
CD Art of Creation
On the new CD Art of Creation by Cor Ardesch contemporary Dutch compositions are recorded, played at the Kam-organ in the in de Great Church of Dordrecht. Works of Piet Post, Jan Welmers, Bert Matter and an improvisation by Cor were recorded. On Friday 27 October 2017 this CD will be presented. The artwork was again created by Sunray.
CD Bierling live
A new CD on which Geert Bierling plays improvisations and some of his own compositions. Live registrations of concerts given between 1999 and 2016, played on the organs of De Doelen, the Laurenskerk, the Laurentius en Elisabethkathedraal and the Hoflaankerk, all in Rotterdam, the Grote of Onze Lieve Vrouwekerk in Harderwijk and the Groote Kerk in Maassluis.
'Compassion' and 'Courage'
Two new Sunray artworks, entitled Courage (left) and Compassion (right), made on wooden panels, on which the various parts are constructed on top of one another, sometimes floating. Acrylic on wood with textile and finished with copper- and silverthread. Size Courage 120 x 61 x 7 cm, size Compassion 100 x 61 x 6 cm.