Rene van Helsdingen - "Water: All of it"
2010 double CD






Arranged, improvised and free music for piano and piano trio.
mp3trio - no names - no bios - no profiles- just a band - a treeo where roots and minds intertwine.
Romantic contemporary jazz for piano. Musical stories about water, the river, the dancing owl and the little girl.
The power of improvisation, performed, recorded, captured and visualized by artists and engineers with established reputations

Rene van Helsdingen: piano.
Essiet Okon Essiet: bass.
Marcello Pellitteri: drums.

These 17 songs (tracks) were recorded April 24-25-26 , 2010, at the Bennett Studios, 1 depot Square, Englewood, NJ 07631, USA . Recording engineers:
Johnnie Truesdale, Travis Stefl and Dae Bennett. Mixed and mastered at the Farmsound Studio, Kabeljauw 8, 6866NE Heelsum, The Netherlands. Sound engineer: Wil Hesen. Cover photo: Christophe Agou (using Agfa b&w expired
film and rangefinder cameras)
All songs composed by Rene van Helsdingen.


14 video clips were released in a DVD format. Camera director: Martijn van Beenen.
Photography: Christophe Agou. The cover design of the previous release:
"Mp3trio - l'Eau" , contained a poem by Michél A. Thérien from his book:
Poems - The wilderness within Poèmes - Corps sauvage and a painting,
fantasia di fiori 35x50, 2009, by Rita Rinci.

Track 1 and 2: Water (Introduction) /Intro l'Eau and Water
the sound and life of water.

I live in an old house by the river close to a waterfall.
When it rains the fields are flooding and the water touches
the houses.
At night when I sleep I have my windows open
and outside I can hear the music of water,
with and without dynamics,
powerful and almost silent.



Track 3 and 4: Buona mattina - Intro/ good morning (Introduction) and
Good Morning / Buona Mattina

"Good morning world, it is time to wake up.
I'm already awake .... but
I like staying in bed a little longer
to capture my dreams.

Every morning, nature performes.
It is always a beautiful morning sunrise.
Good morning heavenly dawn.
I love watching you.

Track 5 and 6: The Owl (Introduction) Intro La civetta, and The Owl

I know you as a bird of the night
and you know many things.
You probably can predict life ... "

Track 7 and 8: Little Girl (Vox)/ Petite fille - vox
In her own sweet way she is a little girl, a woman of the world and a source of
strength and energy. It's about the incredible beauty of a person. I love you.

Track 10: The Owl Dances/ La civetta balla.  One night an owl was standing in the
middle of the road and I had to stop the car.
The owl performed a short magical dance and disappeared.
Since that night I think a lot about the owl ... many things have changed in my life.

Track 11,12,14 and 15: "Sketches 1 to 4" You let yourself go sometimes.
Just starting without a specific plan and idea. Anything goes in the labyrinth of improvisation.
Then suddenly you reach a platform of clarity.
Do not stay there too long as you have to get back to that thoughtless beginning.

Track 13: One Moment / Un attimo.
 A tiny moment of noise, sadness, confusion, silence, happiness, awareness ...
and thanks.

Track 16: "Free for 1 hand"

I want to run my hand
along the poetry of your landscape
discover with my eyes shut tight
its cliffs
in the blood of your lips
the poem inside you
rocks dances sings
follows your lead
your every breath
your every move
your sleepless nights
cling to me in tatters
and I hunger for your fire
in the ashes of your silence.

Michél A. Thérien from his book:
Poems - The wilderness within Poèmes - Corps sauvage
Disk 1

1) solo Water (Introduction) / intro l’Eau  02.40
2) trio Water / l’Eau 12.12
3) solo Good Morning (Introduction) Buona Mattina – Intro  05.33
4) trio Good Morning  08.26
5) solo The Owl (INtroduction) / Intro La Civetta 04.14
6) trio The Owl / La Civetta  05.21
7) solo Little Girl (Vox) /Petite Fille – Vox 07.10
8) trio Little Girl / Petite Fille (long version) 08.37
Disk 2

9) trio Display  06.38
10) solo The Owl Dances / La Civetta Balla  08.25
11) trio Sketch 1  05.57
12) trio Sketch 2  07.18
13) solo One Moment / Un Attimo 01.56
14) trio Sketch 3  07.48
15) trio Sketch 4  05.07
16) solo Free for 1 Hand  06.36
17) solo The Train / Il Treno   05.25
Oil painting by Rita Rinci
fantasia di fiori 35x50, 2009
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