Merijn Bisschops and Saskia Lankhoorn - Displacement
Released January 2023. Processed piano sounds resonating simultaneously with the unfiltered live playing of Saskia Lankhoorn.
Two Realities Cross Paths
Two realities cross paths in these pieces. Bisschops recorded the soundtrack for Displacement 1 in the ‘Egg’ of the legendary Hilvaria Studios in the Dutch town of Hilvarenbeek: a white empty space with a reverb so long and rich that you become enveloped in musical and harmonic lines that endlessly weave through each other. In the accompanying video work the images are similarly transformed. Bisschops: “Part 1 is open and spacious, full of repeating patterns. While Part 2 is more melancholic, and inhabits a single arc-like structure. The two parts are an associative sonification of displacement, a defense mechanism triggered by difficult-to-process experiences. People project feelings on to another person, or on to a subject. With the piano capturing the surface layer, the soundtrack dives into deeper layers.”
Muziek: Merijn Bisschops
Piano: Saskia Lankhoorn
Mastered by Jos Smolders / EARLabs