Jeroen Diepenmaat – Tak

January 7, 2018    esc.rec.59, Releases, Sediment

Title: Tak
Artist: Jeroen Diepenmaat
Available formats: Limited edition retrofitted USB branch (sold out), Download
Catalog#: esc.rec.59, sediment.6
Download & listen via Bandcamp

This release is also available via many other download and streaming channels, like Spotify, iTunes, etc. Check this Spotify playlist for many more Esc.rec. releases on Spotify.


01 Bamboo plays Deuter at 33rpm (1.09.37)
02 Bamboo plays greek folk music at 45 rpm (16.35)
03 Reed plays Deuter at 78rpm (8.08)
04 Reed plays the Mormon Tabernacle Choir at 16rpm (19.12)
05 Reed plays the Polish Nightingales at 33rpm (1.14.24)
06 Annual Honesty plays Deuter at 16rpm (1.15.53)

Video of the recording process


Music: Jeroen Diepenmaat
Photography: Viorica Cernica, Jeroen Diepenmaat
Design: Jeroen Diepenmaat & Harco Rutgers
Thank you: Instruments Make Play, Kunstenlab

Press release

The album ‘Tak’ (branch) holds several recordings of different branches, equipped with contact microphones, playing records. The sharpened branch is secured in such a way that the branch skips in the grooves and a repetitive pattern occurs. During playback, both the branch and the grooves wear down, gradually deforming the sound of the playing record. This process produces lengthy recordings with a slowly and subtly changing, increasingly more gritty sound, shifting patterns, audible wear and the amplified resonance of the different branches used.

The album is available as a ‘very limited edition retrofitted USB branch’ (with an extra 4 hour bonus track!), but also as a ‘regular’ download (without bonus tracks).

‘Tak’ was shown as an art installation in the Instruments Make Play expo in Kunstenlab (NL).

Jeroen Diepenmaat is a visual artist with a predilection for sound. In his work, consisting of drawings, sculptures, installations and performances, he explores the cutting edge between image and sound and the transition from one to the other.

Jeroen Diepenmaat’s work was shown a.o. in Museum voor Moderne Kunst in Arnhem (NL), Martha Museum in Herford (D), La Casa Encendida in Madrid (SP), Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston (USA), Montevideo – Dutch Institute for Media Art in Amsterdam (NL), Extrapool in Nijmegen (NL), Serralves in Porto (P), Boijmans van Beuningen in Rotterdam (NL).


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