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Engel (music for a performance by Marta & Kim)

by Machinefabriek

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Hanging 04:21
Two High 03:09
Cradle 08:16
Waltzing 03:09
Kim's Fall 01:16
Walking 04:43 video
Not Last 03:57
Rolling 05:01


After scoring Marta & Kim's short performance 'As Much As It's Worth' (machinefabriek.bandcamp.com/album/as-much-as-it-is-worth), they asked me to do the music for their full length piece 'Engel'. It existed already as a 30-minute version, but they decided to develop is further, and to have new music created for it. Marta & Kim's combination of contemporary dance and circus acrobatics is truly magical, and composing a soundtrack for it was a true joy. It resulted in a truly transportive performance.

One of the most refreshing moments in the score can be credited to Paal Nilssen-Love, the brilliant Norwegian drummer from whom I used a snippet of a live recording in the scene 'Two High Running'. After all the electronic, atmospheric sounds, his hard-hitting and playful drums are a breath of fresh air.

About the performance:

'Engel' by Marta Alstadsæter and Kim-Jomi Fischer is a performance about inner struggle, decision-making and the metaphysical. Two performers, one a circus acrobat and one a dancer, melt together in a physical dialogue through a constant exchange of weight, momentum and direction.

'Engel' is inspired by the poetry of 'A man and an angel' in which poet/writer Toon Tellegen describes a man who is haunted by an angel. The two performers ask themselves: where are the angels of our time? Who is guiding us through the chaos of nowadays existence?

'Engel' is co-produced by Dansateliers, Podium Bloos and Festspillene i Nord-Norge, with support from Eilertsen & Granados teaterkompani, Dansearena Nord, Scenekunst i Nordland and Fond for lyd og bilde.


released June 29, 2018

Music by Rutger Zuydervelt, Rotterdam, January-June 2018

Drums on Two High Running by Paal Nilssen-Love, edited from a recording by Kino Eigen of a live performance at Inage Candy, Chiba, Japan in 2010.

Mastered by Marlon Wolterink at White Noise Studio, Winterswijk.

Cover photo by Anna van Kooij.


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Rutger Zuydervelt

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