Rene van Helsdingen - "Water: All
2010 double CD
1) Water (Introduction)
3) Good Morning (Introduction)
4) Good Morning
5) The Owl (Introduction)
6) The Owl
7) Little Girl (Vox)
8) Little Girl
10) The Owl Dances
11) Sketch 1
12) Sketch 2
14) Sketch 3
15) Sketch 4
16) Free for 1 Hand
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
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)
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
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
"Good morning world, it
is time to wake up.
I'm already awake .... but
I like staying in bed
a little longer
to remember my dreams.
Every morning, nature
It is always a beautiful morning sunrise.
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
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
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
in the blood of your lips
the poem inside you
rocks dances sings
follows your lead
your every breath
your sleepless nights
cling to me in tatters
and I hunger for
in the ashes of your silence.
Michél A. Thérien from his
Poems - The wilderness within Poèmes - Corps sauvage