An extraordinary mixture of piano
and singing through which Bach‘s baroque music
and Bukowski’s hard-driven lines sound simultaneously.
Already as a young boy Willem van Ekeren
admired the music of J.S. Bach (1685-1750). In the nineties
he also became captivated by the poems of Charles Bukowski
(1920-1994), an internationally famous American writer
of contemporary prose and poetry. It became apparent
to Willem that he had to combine the words of Bukowski
with the music of Bach.
22 of the poems of Bukowski’s ‘The
last night of the earth poems’ are woven together
with 22 parts of the ‘Well-tempered keyboard’
of Bach. (Willem is quite busy with a new, and final, series of 9 BB-songs, see news).
The lyrics are sung blues/jazz style
in combination with authentic Bach music on the piano.