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Elsewhere Music

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Slow Roads is an 8 track album for solo 1/4 meantone organ released

in 2023 by an American based label Elsewhere. All of the pieces

were composed between 2019 and 2022 and recorded throughout 2022 on

five historic organs coming from the early 16th century to mid 17th century,

located in medieval churches scattered around the countryside of the

northern Netherlands. The pieces explore the moods and peculiarities of the

meantone temperament and a meditative and contemplative aspect of 

music, partly relying on the sentiments of late medieval and renaissance

keyboard music. All the pieces were performed by Tineke Steenbrink, with

guest appearances by Francesca Ajossa, Jan Hage and Lise Morrison with

one piece each. In collaboration with the visual artist Flora Reznik, five of the

pieces were made into short performance films. These five videos contain

the five core pieces of the album, and each video explores the specific

visual and architectural aspect of the churches in which the organs are

located. The videos don't focus solely on the performance, but the

performance itself becomes part of the space. 

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