‘Crumble’ is full of dramatic turns, immersive drones, glitchy electronics and intimate gestures. The long form piece was made by having violin player Anne Bakker and vocalist Edita Karkoschka improvise on an electronic track, and using these recordings (and added electronics and field recordings) to sculpt a 34 minute piece.
Rutger Zuydervelt started doing music as Machinefabriek in 2004, and has released a slew of albums since. Besides operating solo (from his homebase Rotterdam or live on stages worldwide), he’s a keen collaborator, working with (electronic, jazz
or classical) musicians, film makers as well as choreographers. Rutger didn’t study music, but graduated as a graphic designer.
Anne Bakker studied jazz and improvised music at conservatories in Arnhem and Rotterdam, where she graduated in 2011. She regularly works for theater and dance; with John Buijsman, Kalterflug, Theatergroup DNA and Internationaal Danstheater, amongst others. Besides performing solo, Anne is also a member of the Turkish music group Goskel Yilmaz Ensemble and even performs with former Iron Maiden vocalist Blaze Bayley.
Edita Karkoscha was born in Poland and studied Music & Education in The Netherlands. She works in the fields of music, performance and sound art, and is the lead singer of art pop band Nausica, the electonica/neo-classical group Cast Glass, and the live-cinema performance act Koschka & Heimprofi. Edita also performs and records solo as Koschka.
released September 14, 2016
Constructed by Rutger Zuydervelt
Rotterdam, April-May 2016.
Violin and viola by Anne Bakker.
Voice and lyrics by Edita Karkoschka.
Mastered by Lawrence English at 158.
Special thanks to Willem Lauwers.
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