Open | Douwe Eisenga | 2021
Behold! the artworks for the upcoming album of Douwe Eisenga - Open - which is released on September 24th 2021. The artwork is part of a series I made exclusively for the album, and include the artworks for the (previously) released singles Searching and Theme I. My work has appeared on a cover before, and is featured in the Dark Mountain project book series, but this is the first time I make a work specifically for this purpose, as a cover-art-work. It has been a stimulating process for me working on this project. From the recognition in the artistic encounter between Douwe and me, appreciating eachothers work, to the ideas and process that led up to this new series.
“[...] for the last fifteen years, Eisenga (1961) has gained world-wide attention. He works with British writer David Mitchell, American choreographer Claudia Schreier, Italian harpistAssia Cunego, and the Russian Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble. Closer to home, he writes music for harpist Lavinia Meijer, pianists Marcel Worms, Jeroen van Veen and Gerard Bouwhuis, Cello Octet Amsterdam, Slagwerk Den Haag, and many more. His music was and is performed on important festivals such as Oerol, Festival over ‘t IJ, the International Beethoven Festival in Chicago and the International Minimal Music Festival in Kassel. Eisenga belongs to the most important and most-played contemporary composers of the Netherlands and was asked many times to write music for special occasions, such as the commemoration of the Dutch Flood, and the National Liberation Day”
‘Opening’ album artwork
‘Intimation’ album artwork
Artwork for the single ‘Theme I’
For more information on Douwe and his music: douweeisenga.com