Wolfert Brederode piano, composition Joost Lijbaart drums, percussion w/ Matangi Quartet Maria-Paula Majoor violin Daniel Torrico violin Karsten Kleier viola Arno van der Vuurst cello Ruins & Remains is the newest project of Wolfert Brederode, a collaboration with drummer Joost Lijbaart and the Matangi Quartet. It is a musical and personal contemplation about the destructive […]

Improvisation, composition, language and culture meet, merge and influence each other. Under The Surface knows no boundaries. On their extraordinary third album, the group reflects on their own background and finds their own “folk”. After the group’s first two completely free-improvisation albums, Under The Surface (2017) and Trinity (2019), both nominated for an Edison, the […]

“Free is an album I’ve always wanted to make. I didn’t know how, I was too busy and afraid of it. Then came a time when the world seemed to stand still. A time of reflection and contemplation. It gave me the energy to enter into an inner dialogue. Spiritually and musically. Free has become […]

In March 2019, this unique three-piece band are due to release their latest and fully improvised live album. Trinity will transport you to a hidden world of tenderness, ire, refuge, bliss, solitude, tranquility and sorrow. Joost Lijbaart, Bram Stadhouders and Sanne Rambags use improvisation to seek out and explore space and silence. They have shared […]

Knock on Wood is a new collaboration between vocalist/percussionist Sanne Huijbregts (EvenSanne) and drummer/percussionist Joost Lijbaart (Under the Surface, Yuri Honing). For this unusual lineup, they have dug deep into their musical toy box to unearth all manner of instruments and beautiful sonorities. Pitched percussion is key to the identity of the band, the sounds […]

The new album Under the Surface is out now. In the album “Under the Surface”, the Dutch trio consisting of drummer Joost Lijbaart, vocalist Sanne Rambags and guitarplayer Bram Stadhouders, are seeking the sound behind silence in 11 exciting improvisations. Joost Lijbaart (1967), known from his work with saxophonist Yuri Honing, plays on the album […]