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Alex van Heerden

Alex van Heerden

Alex van Heerden


Alex van Heerden was a South African trumpeter, vocalist, accordionist, producer, composer, historian and explorer. Van Heerden worked together with composer and guitarist Derek Gripper, to recreate the rural music of the Western Cape within an acoustic setting. Together they created a style of music dubbed avant-goema, using string quartet, guitar, trumpet, vocals and accordion to open up new musical spaces within the musical landscapes of vastrap, langarm, boeremusiek, goema, and contemporary minimalism, jazz and improvisation. Read more on Last.fm
Alex van Heerden was a South African trumpeter, vocalist, accordionist, producer, composer, historian and explorer. Van Heerden worked together with composer and guitarist Derek Gripper, to recreate the rural music of the Western Cape within an acoustic setting. Together they created a style of music dubbed avant-goema, using string quartet, guitar, trumpet, vocals and accordion to open up new musical spaces within the musical landscapes of vastrap, langarm, boeremusiek, goema, and contemporary minimalism, jazz and improvisation. Their two CD releases, "Sagtevlei" and "Ale!x" document this unique musical journey, as well as the score for the work for string quartet, guitar, accordion, and trumpet called "Spore by die Bek van 'n Ystervarkgat." He had also collaborated with Swedish musicians Håkan Lidbo and Magnus Bank, among others. Read more on Last.fm.

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