Dusk

by Niets

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about

This album is a compilation of music I wrote over the past five years for various dance pieces working with a diverse range of choreographers with each their own unique style. It's music made for the theatre. Most pieces have been cut up into parts and retitled to taste.

My musical work in the theatre is significantly different from when I make a song. I see music as a very important dramaturgic element of a dance performance. The dancers paint figures in space with their bodies and I feel like the music should be a supplement for that. The music in a sense is the decor for a dance piece.

Every dance is different and every dancer is unique. I always feel like I am collaborating with a choreographer to make one piece. We both explore the same world just through different mediums. There is nothing more exciting then a first rehearsal in my opinion. When most of the time there is just a 16 bar loop playing in the background that slowly modulates as the time passes. When the music and dance flow with eachother in harmony is when you know that you have a job well done. The fragile truth of it all is that in theatre, when it's done, it's gone. It is an experience that you can only come to see and feel, not something that you can put in a museum or capture on tape.

With that in mind I really wanted to have these works "out there" to make sure I don't forget them, everyone of these soundscapes carry a lot of experience for me with them as a producer and I would like to go back to those from time to time in an accessible way. Sometimes it is also good to be proud of your work and to give it a monument that other people can experience too. In the end, I make my music because I like it and I hope you do too. If you got to this point in this text, thanks for reading, it sincerely means the world to my that anyone would be interested enough to take a peek into what I do and what I am passionate about. I feel humbled by the opportunities that have been given to me and I hope to keep learning every day for the rest of my life.

credits

released March 28, 2018

Special thanks to the choreographers:
Heidi Vierthaler
Gerleen Balstra
Dalton Jansen
Melvin Fraenk
Anne Suurendonk
Emma Evelein
Mats van Rossum
Thomas Walschot
Alec Kakisina
Sophie Prins

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Niets Amsterdam, Netherlands

A dancer at heart but passionate about composing. I always had a love for music whether it was listening or attempting to create. Some years ago I started working with Ableton and I haven't stopped making music ever since. Choreographers took an interest in my work and hired me to arrange their soundscapes, this allowed me to combine movement and sound. ... more

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