Book of Air
VVOLK Record details artwork

Inspired by the slow tempo and invisible motion of nature; how the seasons pace without sudden turns, slow and gentle. Seemingly still, yet always in motion.

BOOK OF AIR is a series of bundled compositions. This is the second chapter performed by 'VVOLK'. The music of 'VVOLK' is played by a group of 18 improvisers with roots in jazz and classical music. The group investigates performing and improvising music, in close relation to present time; what are the possibilities in playing music, when changes in this music pass by unnoticed? How do we as musicians relate to the running time of a performance? How does our hearing and memory react to these slow changes? As a result 'VVOLK' let's you experience music which is less perceived in the present time, but rather occurs in our memory of the past. This clearly challenges the improvising musicians, and makes audience and performers discover new territories in collective improvisation. credits

released June 12, 2016

STIJN COOLS - drums SEP FRANCOIS - vibraphone & percussion HENDRIK VANATTENHOVEN - double bass NATHAN WOUTERS - double bass LAURENS SMET - double bass & electric bass BERT COOLS - electric guitar RUBEN MACHTELINCKX - electric guitar BENJAMIN SAUZEREAU - electric guitar NIELS VAN HEERTUM - euphonium VIKTOR PERDIEUS - tenor saxophone THOMAS JILLINGS - tenor saxophone ERIK BOGAERTS - alto saxophone FRANS VAN ISACKER - alto saxophone STEFAN BRACAVAL - flute INDRE JURGELEVICIUTE - kankles FRUZ TONTELING - harmonium WOUT GOORIS - rhodes

STIJN & BERT COOLS - composition

Recorded by PETER DESMEDT Mixed by STIJN COOLS Mastering by UWE TEICHERT Cover Picture by JOHN TAI Layout by JONATHAN KARSILO

Produced by granvat & Sub Rosa 2016 Published by Sub Rosa 2016 SR413 Recorded january 7th 2015 at ‘deSingel’, blauwe zaal Coproduction of ‘deSingel’ International Arts Campus with the financial support of the flemish government of Belgium BOOK OF AIR is an original serie created by granvat The copyright in this sound recording is owned by granvat, under exclusive license to Sub Rosa