Oscar Jan Hoogland - Oscar Jan Hoogland - Electric Clavichord

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"Jack in a box! For a long time I had the wish to enter the sound world of the electric guitar. I was hoping to be able to combine this sound world with the improvisation language I developed as a pianist. Then I heard an early 70’s recording of C.P.E. Bach’s clavichord music by Gustav Leonhardt. Being recorded much to close, the loud high notes bend ridiculously. I loved it and thought; this is it. I started working on building my own electric clavichord. After trying out two clavichords and about 20 different guitar-pick-ups, a lot of soldering and clumsy DIY failures I came up with the electric clavichord as it is now. Tuned down an octave and played with unconventional techniques takes the bending and sound possibilities to a new level. This recording is a piece of the first solo concert I gave on my electric clavichord during one of the Trytone evenings, a monthly night for improvised music that took place at Zaal 100, Amsterdam (NL) ." Oscar Jan Hoogland, Amsterdam 2014


from Zea / Oscar Jan Hoogland - split 7", released March 4, 2014
Oscar Jan Hoogland - solo clavichord. Recorded live at Zaal 100 by Ron Ruiten. March 18, 2009. Mastered by Arnold de Boer. Cover art: picture of Circling by Zoro Feigl. PB005 De Platenbakkerij distributed by Toondist.nl oscarjanhoogland.com www.doek.org




Zea Amsterdam, Netherlands

Arnold de Boer deploying guitar and sampler for an almighty bout of crazily high energy songs - urgent lyrics over guitar, roughshod beats and grimy bass lines. Joyfully obstinate, wonderfully bonkers.

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