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Walking and Living Through This

Audio Samples

>Van Ekeren, Willem : Oh, I was a ladies' man (after Bach's prelude in B flat major), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : The bluebird (after Bach's prelude in G sharp minor), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : Jam (after Bach's fugue in C sharp minor), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : Spark (after Bach's prelude in B minor), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : This (after Bach's prelude in B flat minor), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : Flophouse (after Bach's prelude in B flat minor), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : Transport (after Bach's fugue in A minor), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : Nirvana (after Bach's prelude in B minor), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : Peace (after Bach's prelude in D flat major), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : Be kind (after Bach's fugue in D flat major), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : Within the dense overcast (after Bach's fugue in B minor), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : Charles the Lion-Hearted (after Bach's prelude in E major), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : Dinosauria, we (after Bach's fugue in B flat minor), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : Surprise time again (after Bach's prelude in A major), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : The idiot (after Bach's fugue in D major), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : You know and I know and thee know (after Bach's prelude in F minor), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : Flat tire (after Bach's prelude in C sharp minor), for piano & speaker

Album Summary

>Van Ekeren, Willem : Oh, I was a ladies' man (after Bach's prelude in B flat major), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : The bluebird (after Bach's prelude in G sharp minor), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : Jam (after Bach's fugue in C sharp minor), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : Spark (after Bach's prelude in B minor), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : This (after Bach's prelude in B flat minor), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : Flophouse (after Bach's prelude in B flat minor), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : Transport (after Bach's fugue in A minor), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : Nirvana (after Bach's prelude in B minor), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : Peace (after Bach's prelude in D flat major), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : Be kind (after Bach's fugue in D flat major), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : Within the dense overcast (after Bach's fugue in B minor), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : Charles the Lion-Hearted (after Bach's prelude in E major), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : Dinosauria, we (after Bach's fugue in B flat minor), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : Surprise time again (after Bach's prelude in A major), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : The idiot (after Bach's fugue in D major), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : You know and I know and thee know (after Bach's prelude in F minor), for piano & speaker
>Van Ekeren, Willem : Flat tire (after Bach's prelude in C sharp minor), for piano & speaker
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Notes & Reviews:

An extraordinary mixture of piano and singing through which Bach's baroque music and Bukowski's hard-driven lines sound simultaneously! Willem van Ekeren formed several bands as a teenager, and as the years passed he found himself drawn more and more to classical piano. In 1994 he chanced upon the book The Last Night of the Earth Poems by Charles Bukowski, and he immediately fell in love with it. In 1997, while reading it for the third time, he was struck by the fact that "You know and I know and thee know" was the ultimate text for the F minor prelude of Bach's Well Tempered Clavier. The next day at the piano he started to combine the two pieces, and the results are presented on this excellent disc.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Tiunzaal, Sociëteit de Burcht, Leiden, the Netherlands.



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Works Details

>Van Ekeren, Willem : Oh, I was a ladies' man (after Bach's prelude in B flat major), for piano & speaker
  • Performers: Willem Van Ekeren (Piano); Willem Van Ekeren (Voice)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 52 sec.

>Van Ekeren, Willem : The bluebird (after Bach's prelude in G sharp minor), for piano & speaker
  • Performers: Willem Van Ekeren (Piano); Willem Van Ekeren (Voice)
  • Running Time: 1 min. 46 sec.

>Van Ekeren, Willem : Jam (after Bach's fugue in C sharp minor), for piano & speaker
  • Performers: Willem Van Ekeren (Piano); Willem Van Ekeren (Voice)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 53 sec.

>Van Ekeren, Willem : Spark (after Bach's prelude in B minor), for piano & speaker
  • Performers: Willem Van Ekeren (Piano); Willem Van Ekeren (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 25 sec.

>Van Ekeren, Willem : This (after Bach's prelude in B flat minor), for piano & speaker
  • Performers: Willem Van Ekeren (Voice); Willem Van Ekeren (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.

>Van Ekeren, Willem : Flophouse (after Bach's prelude in B flat minor), for piano & speaker
  • Performers: Willem Van Ekeren (Voice); Willem Van Ekeren (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 10 sec.

>Van Ekeren, Willem : Transport (after Bach's fugue in A minor), for piano & speaker
  • Performers: Willem Van Ekeren (Piano); Willem Van Ekeren (Voice)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 54 sec.

>Van Ekeren, Willem : Nirvana (after Bach's prelude in B minor), for piano & speaker
  • Performers: Willem Van Ekeren (Voice); Willem Van Ekeren (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 29 sec.

>Van Ekeren, Willem : Peace (after Bach's prelude in D flat major), for piano & speaker
  • Performers: Willem Van Ekeren (Piano); Willem Van Ekeren (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 39 sec.

>Van Ekeren, Willem : Be kind (after Bach's fugue in D flat major), for piano & speaker
  • Performers: Willem Van Ekeren (Voice); Willem Van Ekeren (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 2 sec.

>Van Ekeren, Willem : Within the dense overcast (after Bach's fugue in B minor), for piano & speaker
  • Performers: Willem Van Ekeren (Piano); Willem Van Ekeren (Voice)
  • Running Time: 4 min. 54 sec.

>Van Ekeren, Willem : Charles the Lion-Hearted (after Bach's prelude in E major), for piano & speaker
  • Performers: Willem Van Ekeren (Piano); Willem Van Ekeren (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 13 sec.

>Van Ekeren, Willem : Dinosauria, we (after Bach's fugue in B flat minor), for piano & speaker
  • Performers: Willem Van Ekeren (Voice); Willem Van Ekeren (Piano)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 21 sec.

>Van Ekeren, Willem : Surprise time again (after Bach's prelude in A major), for piano & speaker
  • Performers: Willem Van Ekeren (Voice); Willem Van Ekeren (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 31 sec.

>Van Ekeren, Willem : The idiot (after Bach's fugue in D major), for piano & speaker
  • Performers: Willem Van Ekeren (Piano); Willem Van Ekeren (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 53 sec.

>Van Ekeren, Willem : You know and I know and thee know (after Bach's prelude in F minor), for piano & speaker
  • Performers: Willem Van Ekeren (Piano); Willem Van Ekeren (Voice)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 14 sec.

>Van Ekeren, Willem : Flat tire (after Bach's prelude in C sharp minor), for piano & speaker
  • Performers: Willem Van Ekeren (Voice); Willem Van Ekeren (Piano)
  • Running Time: 3 min. 3 sec.