• Notes on Hopper

    New album out now!

    Music, spoken word and video inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper.


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    Songs of love, loss and longing

    Notes on Hopper is an adventurous journey into the world of American painter Edward Hopper.

    Edward Hopper’s most famous painting is Nighthawks (1952). A New York café late at night with two men and a woman sitting at the bar. Loneliness and isolation are typical themes in Hopper’s work. At the same time his paintings are intensely cinematic, they’re always the beginning of a story.
    Notes on Hopper tells the story behind Hopper’s paintings in a jazzy atmosphere with songs, improvisations and spoken word. Based on the diaries of his wife and fellow artist Josephine Nivison, Notes on Hopper paints a portrait of a female artist’s struggle in her stormy marriage with Edward Hopper.

    Written, sung and performed by Judith Scholte. The lyrics were put to music by multiple award-winning composer Paul M. van Brugge. The music is performed by two masters of improvisation; Dimitar Bodurov, piano and electronics and Nils van Haften, saxophones and bass clarinet.

    Written by Judith Scholte
    Composed by Paul M. van Brugge

    Vocals – Judith Scholte
    Piano, electronics – Dimitar Bodurov
    Saxophones, bass clarinet – Nils van Haften

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    VIDEOS

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    CREDITS

    Judith Scholte – vocals
    Dimitar Bodurov – piano & laptop
    Nils van Haften – reeds

    Lyrics and concept by Judith Scholte.
    Music by award winning composer Paul M. van Brugge.
    Film by Jan Louter and Thomas Vroege.
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    Première 18-19 December 2012 Gouvernestraat Rotterdam.
    31 May 2014- Operadagen Rotterdam
    4-7 Sept 2014 – Fringe festival, Amsterdam
    Programme (sponsored by Letty Ranshuysen)

    Website: www.notesonhopper.com