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JOZEF VAN WISSEM SHARES NEW SINGLE “BOW DOWN” & PRESENTS NEW ALBUM AT LE GUESS WHO?

September 7, 2018

by Laurent Orseau

 

JOZEF VAN WISSEM SHARES NEW SINGLE “BOW DOWN” & PRESENTS NEW ALBUM AT LE GUESS WHO?
WE ADORE YOU, YOU HAVE NO NAME INCOMING VIA CONSOULING SOUNDS ON THE 9TH NOVEMBER
“All Jozef van Wissem wants to do is liberate the lute, but in his ef orts to bring this forgotten instrument into the headspace of today’s busy minds, he has also managed to bring the sound of the renaissance with him. He has been involved in a diverse range of projects, bringing his reinvented lute compositions into the world of high art, television documentary and even the latest video games.” – FIFTEEN QUESTIONS
Jozef Van Wissem reveals an upcoming album We Adore You, You Have No Name, which is set to be released November 9th via Consouling Sounds. Jozef van Wissem’s
performance at Le Guess Who? will serve as the official release show for the album. Check out his full tour dates below, and stream the brand new single ‘Bow Down’ below.

The medieval drone single ‘Bow Down’ is a drinking song. As Van Wissem writes “The lyrics address the medieval practice of preferring to drink alcohol instead of the not so safe water. Sort of like nowadays. The song is also about the underdog, always falling down”.

Other inspirations for the album come from a madrigal by Arcadelt (1557), Caravaggio’s painting ‘The Lute Player’ (1596) and a Baroque lute Sarabande by classical lute composer Ennemond Gaultier (1651). Van Wissem explains “the album track “ You Know That I Love You” is based on the madrigal of the same name by Arcadelt (1557). The book of sheet music for this piece is depicted by Caravaggio in his painting ‘the Lute Player ‘(1596). In December 2017 I was commissioned by the Hermitage in St Petersburg to perform the piece for the event for the final restoration of the painting. So I studied the classical version to perform it. However confronted with the sound system, acoustics of the museum and the amount of people in the hall I decided to do a more fluent drone version. “Unto Thee I Lift up mine eyes “ is based on a Baroque lute Sarabande by classical lute composer Ennemond Gaultier (1651).”

 

Jozef van Wissem – We Adore You, You Have No Name:
1. How You Must Leave
2. Deliverance
3. You Know That I Love You
4. Bow Down
5. Unto Thee I Lift Up Mine Eyes
6. Beyond The Brook Of Blood The Rain Is Fire
7. When The Hour Of Salvation Comes The
Heavens Are Made To Flow With Honey
Jozef van Wissem will perform at Le Guess Who?
2018 other dates are as follows:
Sep 6th: KASTEEL GAASBEEK, concert, soundscape., BRUSSELS
Sep 13th: LA FERONNERIE, PAU
Sep 16th: HULTAJ FESTIVAL, GORZANOW
Sep 24th: TIME ZONES FESTIVAL, Chiestro Santa Chiara, BARI
Sep 27th: HYDROZAGADKA, WARSAW
Sep 28th: PAWILLION, POZNAN
Oct 5th: PLUTON CULTURE CENTRE, MOSCOW
Oct 6th: LENDOK, SAINT PETERSBURG
Oct 11th: ZUKUNFT AM OSTKREUZ, BERLIN
Oct 12th: KOMPLEX, CHEMNITZ
Oct 14th: DESERTFEST, ANTWERPEN
Oct 19th: STADSSCHOUWBURG, LEIDEN
Oct 20th: SON/TON FESTIVAL, VOLTA, BRUSSELS
Oct 25th: Дом Архитектора, KIEV
Oct 26th: ST. PAUL CHURCH, ODESSA
Oct 27th: PHILHARMONY, DNIPRO
Oct 28th: ART DK, KHARKOV
Oct 30th: KOZA, TERMOPIL
Nov 1st: LVIV ORGAN HALL, LVIV
Nov 3rd: OK16, MINSK
Nov 10th: LE GUESS WHO FESTIVAL, UTRECHT
Nov 14th: 13 MUZ, SZCZECIN
Dec 1st: NOWA SYNAGOGA, GDANSK
Dec 2nd: BARDZO BARDZO, WARSAW
Dec 7th: MIRTH, MARVEL AND MAUD, LONDON
Dates will be updated here: http://www.jozefvanwissem.com/tour/

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