WAR AND TURPENTINE
ONE OFF WITH LOVE
13 April ANTWERPEN, De Studio
SOLO, OPENING FOR ECHO COLLECTIVE
2 April, BRUSSEL, Ancien Belgique
PROLOGO, MAARTEN SEGHERS
5 April, BRUSSEL, Kanal-Centre Pompidou
PRESENTATION LENSKI / DE BUSSER:
IV URBAE VITAE
6 April, Ekeren, 25CC
Jan Lauwers is making a stage adaptation of Stefan Hertmans’ compelling epic War and Turpentine.
For some people, no life is long enough to recover from the shock of love, not even if they live to be nearly a hundred.
- Stefan Hertmans
Simon Lenski appears as a chaplain and cellist. Co-musicians are Alain Franco on piano and George van Dam on violin.
Dates for 2018 are:
10 Mar LEUVEN Stadsschouwburg Leuven
11 Mar LEUVEN Stadsschouwburg Leuven
16 Mar SEVILLA Teatro Central
17 Mar SEVILLA Teatro Central
22 Mar PALMA DE MALLORCA / ILLES BALEARS Teatre Principal
27 Mar BRUSSEL Kaaitheater
28 Mar BRUSSEL Kaaitheater
29 Mar BRUSSEL Kaaitheater
30 Mar BRUSSEL Kaaitheater
29 May SÈTE Scène Nationale de Sète et du Bassin de ThauAVANT-PREMIÈRE FR
30 May SÈTE Scène Nationale de Sète et du Bassin de ThauAVANT-PREMIÈRE FR
22 June POZNAN Malta Festival Poznan
23 June POZNAN Malta Festival Poznan
28 June MARSEILLE Festival de Marseille PREMIERE
29 June MARSEILLE Festival de Marseille PREMIERE
08 Nov BRUGGE Concertgebouw Brugge
10 Nov STROMBEEK CC Strombeek
15 Nov MONS Mars
16 Nov MONS Mars
22 Nov GENT Kunstencentrum Vooruit
23 Nov GENT Kunstencentrum Vooruit
24 Nov GENT Kunstencentrum Vooruit
01 Dec AALSTCC De Werf - Aalst
Simon Lenski is joining Selah Sue on an intimistic trio tour through Europe.
More dates to be confirmed soon!
In preparation for the release of the full album, here's an EP, called OH CITY, containing five songs.
On a rainy day in November 2012 I crossed the Groenplaats in Antwerp and had one of those regrettably seldom epiphanies: I suddenly decided which things I had to focus on in the future. One of those things was to create a collection of songs.
My initial idea for these songs was to create an independent platform in which I could express and share what was haunting me at the time... and at any given time in the future. I would write and I would sing whenever I had the chance.
During the following years I continued working on sketches for these songs. I stayed In Berlin for almost a year, recording in various places like an atelier in an industrial hal, Boris Wilsdorf’ studio 'Andere Baustelle', as well as in my more or less comfy apartment over there.
Later, back in Antwerp, I continued working at a wonderful studio, made available to me by Kati Heck and Gregory Brems. They are, and I have the luck to always again stumble upon this kind, the most generous people who would offer me their support.
After this period of solitary work, it was a sheer joy to start sharing the music with musicians who would interpret the songs.
Of the above generous people, these are the most extraordinary to me.
I had the luck to work with extremely talented musicians.
Unreservedly, they gave away the most precious gift they posses.
A subtle knowledge of communication, harmony, trust, disharmony and the unthinkable.
It is often a windy road I walk, a search towards personal liberation and expression. A search that will hopefully never end, but for now, has found a momentary harbour in this first EP.
A selection of five songs from the material I have gathered so far.
By buying the EP from iTunes you directly support an independent artist and you help developing this project.