The album, composed & sung by Heleen van den Hombergh,
was recorded on 17 and 18 September 2018
with Bert van den Brink, Theo de Jong & Sjahin During.
Edited, mixed & mastered by Paul Pouwer, Joris Wolff and Heleen.
Below listen to some excerpts of songs of the album.
Album was launched Sunday November 25th at Splendor Amsterdam
and the music presented during many other concerts: see below!
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the tender power of the water world
In Blue Lifeblood Heleen van den Hombergh, singer and songwriter, but also traveller with a passion for nature, unites the beautiful and dangerous dynamics of the water world with the world of human power and vulnerability.
The songs of Blue Lifeblood are all originals written by Heleen, supported by world class musicians. She takes the listener along across the globe to tempting water falls, deep lakes and impressive wetlands, and connects these experiences with the feelings running through her own veins.
In Blue lifeblood you'll hear her interpretation of:
...the dangerous waterfalls of Foz do Iguacu/ La garganta del Diablo in Brazil/Argentina (Devil's Throat).
...the eternal fight and simbiosis between man, sand and sea in the Dutch Dunes (Dunes Dance)
...the deep dark Toba lake in Indonesia with its exciting history (Hear the Fishermen sing)
...the view at the IJlake from her own window (Old Master's Canvas)
and water as lifeblood as symbol (Blue Lifeblood, When the Water Turns to Ice, the Tide Will Tell).
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Check out the album on Spotify, Apple Music etc to listen to the full songs.
CONCERTS IN THE NETHERLANDS 2018/2019
-8 March 21:00, Huis Verloren, Hot House, Hoorn
-18 March 14:30 Theater de Blauwe Schuur, Culemborg
-17 & 18 Sept: album recordings Power Sound studio, Amsterdam
-25 Nov.16:00-18:30 Premiere /album launch Splendor, Amsterdam
-2 Dec.15:00 Fulcotheater, IJsselstein
-21 January 12:30-13:30 lunch concert Theater Concordia, Enschede
-27 January 15:00 Stroomhuis, Neerijnen
-30 March 18:45-19:45, Jazztival, Theater de Vest, Alkmaar
-31 March15:00 Witte Kerk, Hemrik (Friesland)
-7 April 18:30 Beauforthuis, Austerlitz
-12 April 20:00 Maria Christinakerk/ Cultuurpodium Den Dolder
-14 April 17:00 Pianolamuseum Amsterdam.
-22 June 16;30 Concert at location "...and the dunes dance", in IJgenweis,
Buitencentrum Schoorlse Duinen/Schoorl Dunes, with historical nature walk through the area
-25 June morning; openingsact at International People and the Sea Conference, MARE, Amsterdam
-25 June 20:00 solo acts at Sustainability Cafe, LUX Nijmegen: POSTPONED TO AUTUMN BECAUSE OF HEAT!
Blue lifeblood is performed as duo with Bert van den Brink on piano, or with quartet, featuring Theo de Jong on bass and Sjahin During on percussion Van den Brink and van den Hombergh already recorded two earlier albums (Heard in the Scene and Rush in the Woods) and a DVD/TV production (Live in Amsterdam) and performed together at many theatre- and jazz stages. Blue Lifeblood to them has been an inevitable reunion after ten years. Chemistry, again, and as a duo riper than ever.
VIDEO: Live recording of "Devil's Throat" at CD release concert Nov 25, 2018:
Blue lifeblood is a Green Beat Performers production. Photo's on page by Marianne Wegener Sleeswijk and Gerard Smit.
Bookings through Estelle Schoenmakers-Stevens