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.
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.
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.
Merry Christmas & Happy 2018!
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.
It's online now, the fifth edition of our (Dutch) online magazine Aangenaam! In it you will find a variety of visual arts, music and theatre. All made by people who are passionate about their work: the topacrobats, dancers and musicians who make magic circus theatre performances with Corpus Acrobatics, Ela Venbroek and her angels, Pejo Glass Art with wonderful creations in glass and Dutch Art Mosaics with Maartje de Boer's special mosaics. You also hear some fragments of the new harp cd by Diana de Vries.
This programme book of the concert series 2017 in the 'Groote of Nieuwe Kerk' in Maassluis does not only contain all concert programmes. You can also find information about the performing musicians and extensive programme notes, written by journalist and music lover Piet Warnaar.
Sunray was commissioned to give all promotion material for the 2017 concert series in the Grote Kerk of Dordrecht a new, fresh look. Something we just love to do! The overview of all concerts and the poster and programme of the traditional Bach by Candlelight concert on the 24th of March 2017 are ready. An extensive programme book and more posters and programmes will follow later this season.
En later overal
By the end of February this book by MarYam Mildenberg will be available. It is written in prose poetry. Again and again the author switches between 1648 and the present and she takes the reader along all over the world, while she encounters 'wonderful creatures, mysterious realities and magical movements'. She depicts times and places, people of various origins and merges them into the colours of the rainbow.
This new CD 'Diana's Dreams' with harp solo music by Diana de Vries will soon be released. On it you can find works by Scarlatti, Albeniz, Tournier, Piazzolla, Rousseau, Khan, Hasselmans, Mchedelev, Chopin and some compositions of Diana herself. This CD comes with an informative booklet, in which Diana reveals her own dreams. Listen to this romantic CD and dream along with Diana! The artwork was created by Sunray.
Digital publication of a study of the return model of learning by ROI Institute Europe and Paul Jansen (Professor of Industrial Psychology at the Faculty of Economics of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). The study shows how you can measure the effect of training employees and translate this effect into results for the organisation in which they work. This publication is available in Dutch and English. Sunray was responsible for the translation and the design.
cds G.F. Händel
Soon the second cd with Concerti Grossi opus 3 of G.F. Händel will appear, played by Geert Bierling on De Doelen organ in Rotterdam. He also arranged part of the music, originally composed for orchestra. Just like Handel used to do in his performances, during the recordings Geert improvised where the score stated 'ad libitum'. As an encore the second cd closes with the 'celebrated chaconne' in G. Artwork by Sunray.
Form and content
In this edition we have magical theatre productions by Lichtbende, expressive and colourful paintings that make you happy by Erika Stulp, music by Peter Westerbrink, who revives old music from the glorious Hanseatic days and I show you the beginnings of a new project, moving between heaven and earth. In short: another magazine with lots of art and culture to look at and enjoy!
cd Bach Day
You never get enough of Bach! On the occasion of Bach Day Amersfoort on 8 October Rien Donkersloot recorded this cd. Sunray did the artwork, with thanks to Rob van Doeselaar for allowing the use of his Bach portrait, which also is part of the logo of the Bach Day Amersfoort.
'The complete organ works by J.S. Bach' played by Cor Ardesch, an 18 CD's production. Each CD comes with a booklet with extensive programme notes. This series is completed with an 80 pages hardcover book, in the size of a CD, filled with background information, beautiful photos and an overview of the works recorded. A luxury box is produced for the CD's and the book. Read more at the website of Cor Ardesch, where you can also order the complete CD box. Sunray has done the artwork and the design for this entire project.
9 September - 11 November 2016
On September 9th the exhibition 'Kunst aan de Kade' opens in Delft, with paintings by Herma Ardesch and others. You can find Gallery Kunst aan de Kade in Grand-Café Verderop, which is part of the VAK Center for the Arts, Westvest 9, 2611 AX Delft. You are welcome at the opening on Friday 9 September at 15.00 hrs.
In July the book 'What does the soul tell?' by Wali van Lohuizen will be available. Sunray is proud to publish this book. Its central theme: 'What is the soul, who is the soul? Can it be explained? Can it be perceived?' Click here to read more. An English edition with some beautiful recommendations, for The Netherlands it can also be ordered by e-mailing Sunray.
Busy working on beautiful projects for clients it may take some time before it is Sunray's turn. But now the new Sunray site is 'live' and, even more important: you have found it! Your feedback is welcome.
Behind the screens Cor Ardesch and his team are working on a stylish completion of the project 'The complete organ works of J.S. Bach'. The presentation of the 18th CD is planned for August 24. At that moment the book and the collector's box, accompanying this cd series, will be available as well. With these items, the Bach cd-series will be completed in a stylish way. We will show the results soon... Presentation concert: 24 August, 20.00 hrs at the Grote Kerk in Dordrecht. More info at the website of Cor Ardesch.
May - June - July 2016
In May, June and July Sunray exhibits at 'boerderij Langerlust', almost in my back yard, on the very edge of Amsterdam where you are surrounded by nature. You can find 'boerderij Langerlust' at the Provincialeweg 24, 1108 AB Amsterdam. During May, June and July of this year you can visit the exhibition on the following days: