In 2010 I was asked by VPRO Broadcasting Company to film special acoustic sessions with bands and musicians in the oldest stone building in the country, a chapel, for their music website 3VOOR12. We called these recordings the “Chapelsessions”. There is now also a website where new sessions are being added. I am no longer associated with the project.

So in the span of 5 days I shot 15 acoustic sessions with these artists:

  • Hadewych (shot on Panasonic DVX100BE with SGBlade 35mm Adapter using a Nikon 35mm F2.0 lens)
  • The Crookes
  • The Morning Benders
  • Sarah Blasko
  • The Jacobites
  • Shearwater
  • Automatic Sam
  • Okieson
  • Lilian Hak
  • Fucked up
  • Phantom Puercos
  • Toro Y Moi
  • The Antlers (video no longer available)
  • Gabby Young and other animals
  • Dez Mona
  • Monotonix (bonus, not a Chapelsession)


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 microphones. Lighting was primitive, but effective. 

the sessions