Tuesday, June 28, 2011


So, Piiptsjilling spend a week on the finest Dutch Wadden Sea island Vlieland, with Greg Haines and the video-collective 33one3rd. For the artist in residence project Seeljocht.

Sadfully Peter Broderick couldn't come because of illness (he's better now and coming to the festival in September). Still, it was a very good week. With Martyn Heyne as our sound engineer we recorded nine pieces. One of these will be used for the Into The Great Wide Open festival in September. All the other music will probably be used for future releases (insert smiley here!).

The 33one3rd video guys did some incredible filming with beaming pictures and video on the dunes in the middle of the night and filming that. Watch one of the teasers they made for the Seeljocht-blog. Greg Haines made one of the weirdest popsongs ever, featuring Piiptsjilling's Mariska Baars (vocals) and our friend Sytze Pruiksma (drums). Meanwhile Heather Broderick and Nils Frahm are recording on location during their stay in the USA. It's all so good!

For the Dutch there's already quite some stuff to read and watch on the Seeljocht-blog, like how everyone is finding its place, something about the importance of the isle for birds, what happened during the residency week and the poem of Piiptsjilling's Seeljocht-piece. For those who don't understand Dutch, Esc.Rec. wrote a nice little review on the project.

[r] keeps you posted on Seeljocht.

[on the picture Piiptsjilling's Rutger is making some field recordings... beach recordings]