Souvenirs van de Woeste Grond

1. Gluid - The Oaks Are Still Singing
2. Gareth Davis - Stone
3. Machinefabriek - Kleurenrivier
4. Wouter van Veldhoven - ... maar er kwam niemand
5. Reinier van Houdt - LOSS / STORAGE
6. Weerthof - Hattog

cd on Esc.rec., July 2014

For Harco Rutgers' project Souvenirs van de Woeste Grond, I recorded a track inspired by a short story about a creek being poluted by a drainage of a textile dye factory, each day changing colour until the polution was so severe that the brook was coloured pitch black.

Harco Rutgers about the project:

Souvenirs van de Woeste Grond is initiated by Landschap Overijssel and Kunstenlab. In this project two artists set out to collect stories about the countryside landscape and save them from obscurity. In the second phase of the project eight different artists make a souvenir based on the collected stories. These souvenirs are going to be available at different locations in the province of Overijssel. You can find more information here.

Besides running this label, I am also a visual artist and designer. As some of you may know. Anyway, I am one of the eight selected artists to make a souvenir in this project. Mine is going to be a CD with six compositions based on the stories collected by Heidi Linck about Losser and it’s surroundings. The release itself is also inspired by one of these stories.

I selected six artists for this compilation: Gluid, Gareth Davis, Machinefabriek, Wouter van Veldhoven, Reinier van Houdt and Weerthof. I also designed and hand-produced the cover and booklet for this limited edition release.

More info