TivoliVredenburg long exposure photography oene van geel mark haanstra raphael vanoli vrije geluiden
• image code: MU0002
• Musicians at work at TivoliVredenburg
• multiple exposures.
GPS location 52°05’32.9″N 5°06’47.4″E

While promoting the show and album we created for Shapes of Time we were invited to perform for the dutch music programme Vrije Geluiden (translated, Free Sounds). While Mark Haanstra, Oene van Geel and Raphael Vanoli were playing I could quietly move about the studio and set up some long exposure images. The show was recorded at TivoliVredenburg which is a special place for me. This building is situated in my hometown and close to my heart. Tivoli and Vredenburg were once two separate theaters in Utrecht now they are combined into one large cultural centre. There were even more smaller stages like SJU House and RASA that disappeared which I found really sad. It was always great to be able to feel the city’s diversity within the different vibes at the locations. Now all these musical identities are to be found under one roof at TivoliVredenburg. ONe thing they did a great job in during the transition, was to keep the original concert hall intact. They constructed the new building around it. The outside has become a definite landmark with it’s many round windows. It’s fun to look at and reminds me of many things like a game of four in a row, or naval battle , a large cheese with holes or a large camera with multiple lenses. It was a special occasion to be able to work here.

The image has multiple exposures and is taken with a Holga pinhole camera on 120 film negative.

You can find the performances via the link below.
(the interviews are in Dutch)

Shapes of time

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