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THE MOON APPEARS WHEN THE WATER IS STILL ( g a b b r o records 2023)


During the fall of 2022, the many hours of music that were made along the coastline in 2021, were listened to again. Based on transcriptions of the music, together with the memory of the sounds during the journey, new compositions were written by Hanne.

In November 2022,  g a b b r o  went into the woods of Barvaux, Belgium. During a three day residency, Andreas, Raf and Hanne found time to come back together by exploring the written material and reflecting on their musical direction and identity. 

The result of this residency was then captured in the Jet Studio's in Brussels on 1st and 2nd of December 2022 by Staf Verbeeck.

"g a b b r o gets better with the years, like good wine. (...) The mood is tranquil, sensitive, gentle with the three instruments caressing each other's sounds in precious tender strokes. The deep sound of the baritone sax and bass clarinet are in stark contrast to the lightness of the music, yet it works well. It is obvious from the coherence of the sound, that all three musicians worked hard to have it right, to understand and feel how to move, even if all the pieces are largely improvised. Very precious music."
Steff Gijssels - The Free Jazz Collective

On 1st of March '23 'The moon appears when the water is still' came out as the first album on the new  g a b b r o records label and was released on bandcamp.

passed away yesterday in a whisperHanne De Backer, Andreas Bral, Raf Vertessen
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Met Steun van de Vlaamse overheid

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