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!
May 04Jazz à LiègeLiège, Belgium TicketsRSVP
May 09W-FestivalFrankfurt, Germany RSVP
May 10De VereenigingNijmegen, Netherlands Sold OutRSVP
May 11TivoliVredenburgUtrecht, Netherlands Sold OutRSVP
May 12OosterpoortGroningen, Netherlands RSVP
May 19Festival Grain de SelCastelsarrasin, France TicketsRSVP
May 24Lisboa Ao VivoLisbon, Portugal RSVP
May 25Centro de Artes de ÁguedaAveiro, Portugal TicketsRSVP
May 26Hard ClubPorto, Portugal RSVP
Jun 04Mojo ClubHamburg, Germany TicketsRSVP
Jun 05Festsaal KreuzbergBerlin, Germany RSVP
Jun 06Werk2Leipzig, Germany RSVP
Jun 08Den AtelierLuxembourg City, Luxembourg RSVP
Jun 15LA MAGNIFIQUE SOCIETYReims, France TicketsRSVP
Jun 23La Bonne AventureDunkerque, France FreeRSVP
Jun 29Couleur CaféBrussels, Belgium TicketsRSVP
Jun 30Jazz à VienneVienne, France TicketsRSVP
Jul 01Chemin des Deux RivièresLa FertÉ Sous Jouarre, France TicketsRSVP
Jul 05Cognac Blues PassionsCognac, France TicketsRSVP
Jul 07Saveurs Jazz Festival 2018Segré-En-Anjou Bleu, France RSVP
Jul 08Gent Jazz FestivalGhent, Belgium TicketsRSVP
Jul 11Dour FestivalDour, Belgium TicketsRSVP
Jul 15North Sea JazzRotterdam, Netherlands RSVP
Jul 20Marseille Jazz des 5 continentsMarseille, France RSVP
Jul 23Campo SantoPerpignan, France TicketsRSVP
Jul 26Zelt-Musik-Festival SpiegelzeltFreiburg, Germany TicketsRSVP
Jul 28Festival des Enfants du JazzBarcelonnette, France TicketsRSVP
Aug 03Jazz en Baie 2018Granville, France RSVP
Aug 04DranouterDranouter, Belgium TicketsRSVP
Aug 05Jazz au PhareFrance, France RSVP
Aug 08OLT RivierenhofAntwerp, Belgium TicketsRSVP
Aug 09Jazz in MarciacMarciac, France TicketsRSVP
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.