Sanne Solo

Landscapeskin

The landscape of someone's skin can tell you their story. Their lifeline, their journey, even their future. With its fascinating patterns, this landscape takes you on a personal journey, showing the years and years of care, its sensitive hairs and the most fitting suit you can wear. 

The music was recorded in Berlin at the Teufelsberg. This is an abandoned American radiostation from the 2nd world war, now open for tourism. It's covered in graphiti and probably the coolest place I've seen in Berlin, partly because of its creepy atmosphere but mostly because of the incredible acoustics inside the white balls. When you walk in, it's pitch-black and the sound of your footsteps floats around in the air for over 8 seconds. As you can imagine I just HAD to sing there. I was just improvising, playing around with the amazing natural reverb and letting my voice swim in its own sound. 

Only later, after I decided to combine this music with these visuals, I added some extra sounds, but I kept the original singing.

All combined 'Landscapeskin' was born.


Be inspired, be Gingered.

Away From You *Summer Special*

A Summer-Special!

The movie is filmed at La Peña, the beautiful 'cortijo' of my parents in Andalusia, south of Spain. Or to be more specific, it is filmed in the swimming pool. Because of the temperature (almost 40 degrees) I spent most of the week under water, and I wanted to share the beauty of the under-water-world and the effect of holding your breath for too long.

The music is a composition called Away From You, recorded live on a solo performance in the Bimhuis, Amsterdam. Written a couple of years ago, and only lately arranged to play solo.
For an explanation of my solo set-up, see the post of June.

Be inspired, be GingeRed.

Mirrorball (Elbow cover)

This month's movie is a live video of the song Mirrorball (by Elbow) performed in a solo set up, something I've been working on in the last couple of months here in Copenhagen.

I'm working with 2 effects: a TC Helicon Voice Live Touch 2 (multi effect and loop station) and a Boss RC30 (loop station). Also I'm playing on a cajon and a xylophone and some small percussion instruments. Another thing worth mentioning, is the fact that everything is recorded live, so I didn't use any samples. 

It's performed at the Rhythmic Music Conservatory (RMC) of Copenhagen and filmed by Roufaida Aboutaleb, a fellow singer and dear friend of mine.

Be inspired, be GingeRed.