Covering “De Affaire” for VPRO 3VOOR12

Jul 25, 2010 | Posts, Film

Each year the summerfestivities hit my hometown of Nijmegen like a nuclear bomb. Nearly one and a half million people descend upon our city near the river to be merry and enjoy music at a party called “De Affaire”. This year I was asked by VPRO Broadcasting Company to film a number of special acoustic sessions in the oldest stone building in the country for their music website We came to call them The Chapelsessions.

So in the span of 5 days I shot 15 acoustic sessions with artists such as The Morning BendersThe CrookesDez MonaSarah Blasko and many more.

I shot the sessions on two camera’s, a Sony HVR-Z1E and a Sony HVR-Z5E, both in SD 25p mode. The sound was recorded into the HVR-Z1E from two Neumann KM-143’s. Lighting was primitive, but effective. As of today, I’m still a few sessions away from finishing the editing job. It was alot!

Right here is the session I filmed with Sarah Blasko:

Watch the rest of the sessions on vimeo.

Sampling into Assimil8or

Today I decided to sample some non-electronic instruments into my Eurorack sampler. A tabla, a cabasa, a wooden flute and some pillbottles.

A critic in time

Today I spent some time selecting poems I wrote in my early 20’s for the website. It feels strange to critique myself and my poetry 20-some years later.

A synth sci-fi short story

I’m not recording. I’ve decided to just let this happen. It’s been going on for a while now. And I think it is probably too late anyway.

Lost in a memory hole

I’m not sure what happened. I got lost in a memory hole tonight. Well, I can reconstruct it, sort of. And it’s not like it hasn’t happened before.

Bob Knutton – It Sates Itself On Doubt

Ventured into darker regions today, tribal modular drums, echoing and distorted thrust me into the gloom. I explain how I recorded the track and what gear I used.

CausaliDox on NTRFRNZ Radioshow

This past week the track There Is Nothing In The World from my CausaliDox album Between The Leaves Lies Eternity opened the excellent NTRFRNZ radio show in Brasil.

sonOnos – Tomorrow

Got lost in the machines today. It was nice. 

CausaliDox – Cohort Death Signal

I wanted to make the Pro-One sound dangerous. Things started building from there. It sounds like an existential threat.

website redesign finished

Over the past 6 weeks I have worked on redesigning my website. It was hard work, but I am so glad I stuck with it, because I am quite happy with the redesign.

CausaliDox – You’ll Know When

The first track in 6 weeks. I have been busy, distracted, agitated, frustrated... Does one instinctively sense the end of things? I wonder. I'd hope I'd know. You'll know when I know. Gear...

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