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Joost Lijbaart: Under The Surface

Read "Joost Lijbaart: Under The Surface" reviewed by Mark Sullivan

Dutch drummer Joost Lijbaart (known for his work with Dutch saxophonist Yuri Honing) first performed with this trio at the request of vocalist Sanne Rambags, along with guitarist Bram Stadhouders (known for his work with the Netherlands chamber choir, American drummer Jim Black and Norwegian vocalist Sidsel Endresen). At the time Rambags was twenty years old, Stadhouders thirty, and Lijbaart fifty, so the band could truly be described as a “three generations band." The group immediately established enough ...

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Under the Surface

Read "Under the Surface" reviewed by BIMHUIS

Under the Surface was formed by drummer Joost Lijbaart (known as a member of Yuri Honing's bands, young vocalist Sanne Rambags (winner of the Conservatorium Talent Award 2017) and guitarist Bram Stadhouders (who previously collaborated with Netherlands Chamber Choir, Jim Black and Sidsel Endresen). They have developed what they consider to be a 'universal language,' with their exceptional ensemble playing. Sanne Rambags is one of the few singers of her generation who's able to improvise in ...

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Joost Lijbaart: Under The Surface

Read "Under The Surface" reviewed by Ian Patterson

Silence frames music--before it sounds and after the final vibration of the last note has died. Often associated with an absence of communication, silence is also revered in certain communal ritual/cultural spaces. Poetic or damning, eerie or calming, silence never leaves us indifferent. Some composers have embraced it to a significant degree as part of the compositional process, John Cage's “4'33" being surely the most famous example. With Under the Surface Dutch drummer/percussionist and composer Joost LIjbaart embraces silence as ...