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The Hare and the Dog

shortly after the rouge&noir performances I presented  yet another performance with hester boverhuis on vocals/laptop. „the hare and the dog“ tells fairytales from various cultures.

we performed this on easter 2003. it was originally thought to be a fairy tale afternoon for children. but we soon discovered that making music for children is extremely difficult and that we, at that point, were not able to accopmlish the task. so we stuck to who we were and wrote music that fits adults and makes the fairy tales we wanted to present sound as crazy as possible.  reading fairy tales from all over the world was extreme fun and I learned more about myself and the world than ever before. I got cought up in the world of funny creatures and weird stories that my whole life began to be cut like all the stories combined. more of that in another post…

so, “the hare and the dog” was a success and our audiences were more than swept away.

The World’s eerie Sound

„the world’s eerie sound“ (german: der welt schauriger klang) is a follow up performance I did with the same lineup at the performance series „bewegungsfreiheit“ (freedom of movement) at literaturhaus in munich, making the audience drift with all senses into a magical world of fairytales both dreary and cheerful.



hester at bewegungsfreiheit

hester at bewegungsfreiheit

Literaturhaus is an organisation that promotes the written word of both german and international writers. their mission is to create a space for dialogue, from current themes and authors to the fundamental questions of literature.

In their own words:

“A meeting place for book-sippers and page-nibblers, movie-talkers and flaneure, penny-a-liners and foehn detectives, frugal feasters and starving artists, radar thinkers and daydreamers, portly poets and docile fools, in short:
A retreat in the thicket of the city for all who keep an ear out for jingles or simply wish to wait a little longer for Godot.”

But the waiting here is no torture. it’s a lot of fun since their events are amazing and always a great chance to meet cool and interesting people.

world's eerie sound

world's eerie sound

we had a several chances to play there in 2003. one was this performance of yet another set of eerie fairy tales.  they gave us carte blanche to present ourselves, so we put together not only music and a performance that included me cooking and eating scrambled eggs (we miked the mini stove and used the sound of cooking eggs as soundeffect)!

yeah, we saw the bookworms make funny faces at that, haha…

we also put some crazy visuals to the music. they were gracefully executed by munich based visual designer birgit nagengast.

dinner on stage

dinner on stage

salonorchester rouge&noir

a bunch of wild crazy ladies from amsterdam. they’re not only fun to hang out with but they play an incredible repertoir of  1920’s berlin chansons.

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I invited them to munich in 2003 and we played a couple of intense shows. The first set was all about Kurt Weill and we had Sjan on piano, Esther Apituley on violin, fabulous Mirjam van Dam did the vocals and I played bass.

The second set was the higlight of the evening, when the full orchestra of extravagant ladies took center stage and whisked the audience off their feet. With Mirjam as the leading voioce of the orchestra it was the one true highlight of that year in Munich!