Judith Scholte, vocals, text
    Dimitar Bodurov, Piano, electronics
    Nils van Haften, Saxophones, bass clarinet

    Songs of love, loss and longing

    Music, spoken word and video inspired by the paintings of 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


    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.

    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