Under the surface

Joost Lijbaart – drums & percussion
Bram Stadhouders – guitar & electronics
Sanne Rambags – lyrics & vocals

Under the surface is a project of drummer Joost Lijbaart (Amsterdam, 1967), guitarist Bram Stadhouders (Tilburg, 1987) and vocalist Sanne Rambags (Tilburg, 1994).

Together they focus strongly on improvisation and rough sketches, surrounded by a lot of space and atmosphere.

Lijbaart belongs to the top of the Dutch jazz scene. Bram Stadhouders, having received 7 awards, is one of the most promising new young musicians in the European improvisation scène. Sanne Rambags is one of the few singers of her generation who is able to improvise in a very open way, sometimes with self-written texts and poems, sometimes by positioning herself completely between the musicians. This gives her voice an instrumental function that’s beautifully in line with the open group sound and the delicateness of the playing of Lijbaart and Stadhouders.

Under the Surface is a unique trio of three musicians from different generations who have found each other in a common urge to improvise with an approach of deep listening, honesty and vulnerability, that supports them in their quest to nature, space and silence.


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