November 15th, A very special night!
It is always good to see familiar faces at our living room concert evenings and even better to welcome some new guests. We like to say a big thank you to all of you present at this (special) night.
And, a special night it was! We had a little surprise planned for Hellmut Neidhardt (N) because he was celebrating his xxth birthday that day. I will reveal his age to the highest bidder!
Our 9-year-old son Jamie got an electric guitar + amplifier for his birthday and had been practicing a typical birthday song “lang zal hij leven” (long may he live) for Hellmut. After his sound check, we all sang together while he was playing his guitar. We could not have been more proud!
After a short break, it was time for Kristus Kut (George Mensink) to do his thing. In many ways, his performance was a surprise to all of us present. His appearance, his instruments and the visuals supporting his music were new to us. With his white painted face capturing all the beautiful colored visuals, which were projected from across the room. Kristus Kut showed us small look into his world.
Kristus Kut played a specially prepared bass guitar with sticks and a machete! A Buffalo drum, an Indian flute and accompanying looped vocals made his performance outstanding! One 2 remember!
After the second break, it was time to introduce Hellmut Neidhardt (N) for his special performance. We consider it an honor that he agreed to play on his birthday. This being his second performance at our place should tell you something ‘bout how much we love his music. When I first met him March 2010 (at the Live Looping Festival in Antwerp) I could not have thought how much his music would mean to me and not knowing that, later on, he’d be performing in our living room in Goor (there is something about Goor!?!).
Hellmut is able to produce beautiful drones with these rough uneasy edges. At one hand making, you feel uncomfortable and on the other hand, making the places, his musical works refer to, almost tangible. You’d want to visit them and feel what he felt while composing his music. And that’s quite an achievement. We hope to welcome him again in the future (and not alone as musician).
We would like to thank all of you who came to, performed at and shared our evening of Harmonics And Nonadaptive Sounds.
Hope to welcome you again in 2014.
We wish you all a wonderful and healthy 2014.
Hans, Mieke, Robin & Jamie
Ps. pictures taken by Mikula Lüllwitz, www.photomik.de