10, a Brokken Records special edition

New work from the VANBINSBERGEN PLAY STATION: Fifteen, the 15 part music suite commissioned by the Amsterdam City Council in honor of the 15th anniversary of the Westergasfabriek site (Western Gas Works), recorded on March 18th in the Wisseloord Studios.

This special celebratory edition also includes tracks from all previous Brokken Records releases.

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„10” is a special jubilee edition from Brokken Records, celebrating ten years adventurous eclectic music without borders.

 

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There is a story behind each part of FIFTEEN SUITE.
In the words of Corrie van Binsbergen: All the parts have to do with the site itself or the park, either as images, or as personal associations or memories. I lived in the neighborhood for 20 years, and since 2005 the Stichting Brokken office has been located in Zaal 100 in the De Wittenstraat.

1. FIFTEEN
Driving bass line with 15 quarter notes. Represents the energy of the Westergasfabriek (Western Gas Factory) site.

2. SONG FOR A TREE
A second life for Amsterdam trees. Stadshout Foundation (City Wood Foundation) processes trees into beautiful and new objects that are either suffered from blight or have become hindrances. In this way the wood takes on a new function for the city.

3. STATUE WITH RED, YELLOW AND BLUE
There is a statue without a title at the entrance to the Westerpark. The piece’s composition is based on the statue’s form.

4. THE FASTEST TALKING MAN IN TOWN
It’s anyone’s guess who I am referring to here: the presenter of the talk show that has been broadcast from Westerpark for quite a few years now.

5. CAT’S FUNERAL
We buried our sweet cat in the park years ago. A little ode to Joop. Cinematic music; I can see an animated cartoon before me for cats, with top hats, solemnly walking along with the coffin.

6. LAZY SUNDAY AT THE PARK
Lying in the grass, chewing on a blade of grass, glass of white wine within reach, in short, chilling on a lazy Sunday afternoon.

7. GRASSHOPPER’S DREAM
Short piece of abstract music, a tad alienating. Dozing off in that ‘grass’ maybe?

8. JOGGING ON MONDAY
Enough of that lazing around, so put on those running shoes and get going!

9. GAS
A big step back in history: when the Westergasfabriek was still in operation.

10. THE FLOATING WEDDING DRESS
When spring rolls around the white dress again floats in the pond. The intro on soprano sax reflects both this floating statue as well as the metaphorical feeling of the woman before she gets married, followed by a small solemn chorale then by Tom Wait’s ‘Hold On’. Very appropriate in every marriage…

11. HOLD ON (see above)

12. SEAN’S BIRTHDAY
In memory of the great saxophonist Sean Bergin, who always celebrated his birthday in the Westerpark.  Joost and I regularly attended the festivities. Plenty of booze, tons of friendly fun. Sean, who was born in South Africa, loved kwela tunes and played them a lot. This is for him.

13. HOMELESS HOBO
I know a few. The skinny man with the black coat, long beard, long hair, who I still see bicycling past, or the man with the trumpet, who we often heard years ago playing in the park at night or in the morning.

I AM AT HOME
‘I am at home’ is a piece of sculpture made out of polyester. The artist has this to say about it: “Life in the big city can frustrate, tire out or even make a person unhappy. At moments like these all you want to do is disappear and seek out the safest place on earth, like under a blanket.” My inspiration for this part, in which I try to unite the relaxed mood of reggae with the restless, somewhat melancholic melody.

15. BACK ON TRACK FIFTEEN

Fifteen Suite (tracks 1 – 15) by VANBINSBERGEN PLAYSTATION.
line up: Mete Erker – tenorsax & bass clarinet, Miguel Boelens – sopranosax & altosax, Morris Kliphuis – French horn & cornet, Joost Buis – trombone & lapsteel, Corrie van Binsbergen guitar, Albert van Veenendaal – (prepared) piano, Dion Nijland – double bass, Yonga Sun – drums

All compositions Fifteen Suite by Corrie van Binsbergen, except track 11 by Tom Waits. Recorded on March 18, 2018 at Wisseloord Studio by Chris Weeda. Produced by Corrie van Binsbergen. Mixed and mastered by Chris Weeda at Studio Rapenburg.

No House from the album VIER! (BR005) by Corrie en de Grote Brokken
Bob Fosko – vocals, Beatrice van der Poel – vocals, Dionys Breukers – keyboards, sampling, Wouter Planteijdt – guitar, Rutger van Otterloo – baritone saxophone, Hein Offermans – bass, Arend Niks – drums

Amar Rock’n from the album Hide & Squeak (BR009) by Alan Purves solo
Alan Purves – percussion and much more

A Man, a Love from the album Midday Moon (BR002)
Tineke de Jong – violin, Albert van Veenendaal (prepared) piano, Hans Hasebos, – marimba, Alan Purves – percussion

Nice to see you from the album And the cowgirls kept on dancing (BR007) by TWO AL’S
Albert van Veenendaal – prepared piano, Alan Purves – percussion

Awa’ Wi Yer Wichcraft from the album The Midge (BR003) by Andy Bruce & the Rigidly Righteous
Andy Bruce – trombone, Hermine Deurloo – chromatic harmonica, Frans Cornelissen – tuba, Martin Fondse – keyboards, Sander Hop – guitar, Alan Purves – drums

Next Day from the album For a Dog (BR001) by CRAM
Corrie van Binsbergen – guitar, Rutger van Otterloo – soprano saxophone, Arend Niks – drums, Mick Paauwe – babybass

No Trace from the album No Trace (BR008)
Rutger van Otterloo – soprano saxophone, Albert van Veenendaal – piano

Ik wil from the album over de bergen (BR004) by Josse De Pauw & Corrie van Binsbergen
Josse De Pauw – voice, Claron McFadden – vocals, Vera van der Poel- vocals, Beatrice van der Poel – vocals, Sean Bergin – tin whistle, Bart Maris – flugelhorn, Joost Buis – trombone, Koen Kaptijn – trombone, Berlinde Deman – tuba, David Kweksilber – clarinet, Jan Willem van der Ham bassoon, Arjen de Graaf – viola, Miriam Overlach – harp, Corrie van Binsbergen – guitar,  Tatiana Koleva – marimba, Albert van Veenendaal – keyboards, Hein Offermans – bass, Arend Niks – drums

Self portrait in pale blue (BR006) by Corrie van Binsbergen solo
Corrie van Binsbergen – guitar

BR 010 mastered by Chris Weeda at Studio Rapenburg. Credits on all previous Brokken Records see the information in our shop.