04/11/2009    Curating, Esc.rec.

I was asked by Kunstenlab to give them advice for the final edition of their Landtonen project.

They were looking for artists in the field of experimental and/or (modern) classical music and language/poetry. Artists who could respond to the rural environment of Okkenbroek in music. Either in a specially made composition or in improvisation.

I recommended (and booked) Paul de Jong (The Books), Bram van den Oever (Gluid) and MiaMia. Kunstenlab came up with Hans van Koolwijk (Bambuso Sonoro), Karel van der Eijk, De Flageolettes and Uutsprèken. All of the artists perform works specially written for this occasion. This makes for an excellent and unique line-up in my book!

In addition to their request for advice, Kunstenlab also commissioned me in another area of expertise; the design and production of a special Landtonen leaflet dispenser and four outdoor benches.