‘only a fragment carries the mark of authenticity’ [Bertold Brecht]

As of today i’ll be posting recordings from my archives. New songs or plain old songs, or just simple fragments that I recorded over time, are posted here. Some guitar, some Tascam Portastudio, some acoustic piano.
Mostly solo efforts, but also with my musical brother Luuk de Weert and
various guests and friends and even a band. Instant collage, electric chamber-music, improvisation, songs , instrumentals, r&b, gospel, chanson-electronique
From Fi to Lo-Fi to No-Fi ….

all music and lyrics by Andre Hogeslag except where noted otherwise

Today’s release contains 4 songs

“DOWN THAT ROAD BEFORE”

Recorded by the Bopshop. Ferry van der Werff: Wurlitzer e.piano and Hammond organ; Luuk de Weert: drums; Mischa Boeren: double bass; Andre Hogeslag: el. guitar and vocals.

Arranged by the Bopshop and recorded by Harold Jalving.

‘Ça ira’ [it’ll be fine]
[La ou ça ira, on sera mieux/ where it was, i shall be. J.L.Godard]

Theme song, Instrumental!
[my take on j-pop]

‘FANTASIA for piano’
i like the tradition of the 15th Century idea of the fantasia with it’s roots in the art of improvisation. It seldom follows the textbook rules of any strict form. No art, just feeling.

‘LET LOVE TAKE OVER’

acoustic guitar, vocals and lloopp/ppooll

combining the chanson tradition [singer songwriter] with the world of electro-acoustic music: chanson-electronique!

JLG Designer of Meditations

USE HEADPHONES FOR THE BEST DETAILED LISTENING EXPERIENCE!
A lot of the music is soft, in terms of loudness. This is an essential part of the music.

2Track of treated voice [FG] and organ [BG]
‘le Petit Soldat’ [Jean-Luc Godard] & Bach Choral

[use headphone for detailed listening]
electricsouvenir-recording

Silence Sequence:
‘i’m trying to hold onto my own thoughts.
What about words? Where do our words come from?
Maybe men talk incessantly, as if searching for gold..
in their quest for the truth.But instead of digging in riverbeds,
they dig deep in their thoughts. They cast aside all the worthless words.
And they end up with just one. One single golden word…silence.’
[Jean-Luc Godard ‘le Petit Soldat’]

Most people specialise in one thing, and sometimes become a genius specialist. Designing cars, writing books, making money, making films, making war, philosophise, designing chairs, making peace, composing, the list is as long as there are people specialising in one thing.

Some people specialise in 2 or 3 things, sometimes completely different things, sometimes combinations.

JLG concentrates on different design tools that will fit his meditations at hand. This is the JLG that came into my life while being a teenager. And all along he’s been giving me tools to improve myself.

What has this to do with FILM? Is JLG a filmmaker? I say, he is a designer of MEDITATIONS. But JLG has something to offer for all of us. He is a homo universalis!

sound meditation on ‘Alphaville’ [ Jean Luc Godard ]
electric guitar & Max/PPOOLL
electricsouvenir-recording

This meditation-maker will take you on an endless tour, showing you editing, graphic design, the art of color, sound-art, collage, politics, history, the art of motion design, the trailer, ….His meditations are confronting, puzzling, provoking improvisations, sometimes in the form of a movie or a documentary or a mix of both, but mostly they are essays using son+image.

Through the years I’m making my conversations with JLG, there’s always a moment in time where I feel inspired to give him some credit. Like a title! So when I was composing some music for electric guitar and the EHX FREEZE, I knew that one of them would be a ‘salut’ and indeed ‘a Godard’ turned out to be the one.

simple testrecording with an old iPhone
electric guitar & EHX Freeze
electricsouvenir-recording

‘aGodard’ = Part of a collection of Solo Pieces for Electric Guitar and EHX Freeze