An evening of original compositions, arrangements and the setting of poems to music.
Lizanne Barnard’s debut solo-album “Mis voor die Son”, which was named album of the month in the January 2017 edition of Rooi Rose, is now succeeded by a brand new album, “Gevlerktes”. It consists of 13 “poems” from the artist, Lidi de Waal, set to music. One of the songs on the album, “Stem van die See” already receives regular playtime on several radio stations, including RSG.
Barnard composed 13 distinctive songs, each one in a genre of its own. Anything from love songs to rap, boeremusiek to world music, progressive rock to art music and even a bit of reggae thrown into the mix is heard on this album. In the earthly-esoteric world of de Waal’s art and writings, the presence of winged creatures (“gevlerktes”) plays an important role and is a recurring theme. They appear in the form of angles, fish, human beings as well as cats..
Gevlerktes was jointly produced by Wordstilenluister Produksies (Barnard) and Pyjama Shark Productions (Adam Helberg). For Pyjama Shark, a 22-year old singer, composer and guitarist this was a debut opportunity as producer. Pyjama Shark was also responsible for all the editing, guitar, marimba and backing vocal tracks on this album. The production also features multi-instrumentalist, Leon Ecroignard on double- and electric bass, ukulele, didgeridoo as well as the “didly-bow”, a musical instrument created by Ecroignard himself and made from an old gas stove kettle.
Drummer Kevin Gibson did seven of the tracks and the mixing and mastering was done by a master in his own right, Derick Louw. Other artists include Camelia Onea, Elize Cawood and Garsfontein’s high school all-female choir.
Venue: Atterbury Theatre, Cnr Lynnwood Rd and Daventry St, Lynnwood, Pretoria
Cost: R180 – R200