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Spotted: Winterdagen – Westerkerk (b e m version)

Today I’m introducing you to the track Westerkerk by the dutch composer Mink, or Winterdagen. Mink has written and performed music in different band and constellations for many years, and this year is the year when Winterdagen gets it revival!

This is a solo piano version of one of the tracks of the upcoming EP ‘Phase In’, which will be released on May 29. The songs was is also released as a single.

Tell us something about your track Westerkerk!
In 2018, I had the opportunity to write an audiovisual live show with 8 musicians, which we got to perform at festival on the island of Terschelling, just off the North shore of The Netherlands. Our stage was a beautiful small old church, which had a lovely organ, and a wonderful old piano. On that particular piano I wrote this piece, in between performances. We liked the piece -and the old piano- so much, we decided to incorporate them into the performance. We put the piano in the middle of the crowd, where half way through the concert, I would perform this piece acoustically, which was an amazingly intimate moment during every performace we did. Naturally I had to name the piece after the church it was written at.

For my upcoming EP, I recorded this track on an even older and piano, with some added cello layers. This extra (solo) version of the track was one of the first recordings I did on my new piano at home. It’s part of 1631 Recordings’ new Piano Cloud compilation, which features an amazing line-up of pianists, I’m very happy to be a part of it.

Thank you for the music Mink!

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