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SLOW ROADS

A solo organ album

Ivan Vukosavljević

Tineke Steenbrink

Elsewhere Music

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Concerts

  • 05/11/23 Sounds of Music, Groningen

  • 16/04/24 Sint-Martinuskerk, Cuijk 

  • 11/05/24 Waalse kerk, Leiden

  • 25/08/24 Grote of Sint-Bavokerk, Haarlem

  • 27/09/24 Grote of Sint-Barbarakerk, Culemborg

  • 25/10/24 Orgelpark, Amsterdam

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

in September 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. 

Read more about it at Elsewhere.

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.

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