A solo organ album
Slow Roads is an 8 track album for solo 1/4 meantone organ to be released
in November 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.
Live concert performers
Ivan Vukosavljević is a composer of contemporary classical and experimental music based in the Netherlands. Ranging from solo to large ensemble works, his music often explores hidden potential of instruments using amplification, amplified instruments, unorthodox playing techniques, improvisation, microtonality...combining western and non-western instruments, electric guitars, electronics, etc. His collaborators include Ensemble Klang, Slagwerk Den Haag, Orkest de Ereprijs, Gaudeamus Muziekweek, Rewire Festival, LeGuessWho? and many others.
Tineke Steenbrink is an early music keyboardist and the artistic leader of an acclaimed early music ensemble Holland Baroque, with whom she has recorded 16 albums on labels such as Pentatone and Channel classics and won many awards, including the Edison Klassiek Publiekprijs. With her ensemble she regularly tours within the Netherlands and internationally with special projects that include collaborators from various backgrounds and traditions including Daniël Lohues, Wu Wei, Reinbert de Leeuw, Giovanni Sollima, London Community Gospel Choir, Lars Ulrik Mortensen, Hidemi Suzuki, Amandine Beyer, Nederlands Kamerkoor, Cappella Amsterdam, Radialsystem, Orkater, Marco Amsbrosini, Dorothee Mields, Aisslinn Nosky, Toshio Hosokawa, Nico Muhly and many others.
November 1, 2023 - Sounds of Music, Groningen (Pelstergasthuiskerk)
October 25, 2024 - Orgelpark Amsterdam