In the last few days I have been reading the newspaper (various) about the plane that was shot down over the Ukraine. In a small country like The Netherlands it’s very likely you know either the victims or someone who does. I believe I do to – far away. Just reading about this also makes me very sad. Today is a national day of mourning and I decided to finish off something I have been working on for some time. For a long time I wanted to do a homage to ‘Children On The Hill’, a piano piece by Harold Budd, which was on the very first cassette I ever bought, in 1981. I always loved that piece, and a while I started processing that. From an endless amount of variations I choose a few that fit together into one piece, ‘Sorrow’, which I like to dedicate to the victims of plane MH17. It’s very quiet music, and designed to be played at a low volume and all silence in there is intentional. Music can’t help to overcome any grief, but perhaps it can enlighten, even just a little bit. Free album and please share anywhere you want.

music to be listened and downloaded here


About fransdewaard
Probably most known from his ongoing work with Kapotte Muziek (a group that fully concentrates on recycling through musique concrete) and as one half of ambient sound-artists Beequeen. As well as writing the informative and acclaimed weekly newsletter "Vital Weekly", Frans De Waard also founded the Korm Plastics label in 1984, initally only offering cassettes, but since 1992 offering an ever-growing catalogue of CDs and vinyl of contemporary experimental music.

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