The birth of a new sound in Acoustic Roots
This month Acoustic Roots features two virtuoso musicians with completely different musical backgrounds. Everything is possible in the Acoustic Roots ‘living room’. In the past we have hosted groups who play in many different styles. This time we are visited by a newly-formed duo and witness the birth of a brand new style.
Neco Novellas and Ernst Reijseger have been brought together by Sonja Heimann and Stan Rijven from Dutch Delta Sounds | Stichting Ritmundo. They have organised a series of concerts by 6 different world-music bands with the title ‘Old Roots New Routes’. Three of these bands were formed especially for the series after Sonja and Stan approached a number of different musicians, including Neco Novellas and Ernst Reijseger. Two very different musicians who welcome a challenge were brought together.
When the programme was recorded they were still developing the music. In the build up to the concert they had already rehearsed together a few times. Musical experiments, the mixing of different styles, working out ideas and surprising one another. This process continued during the session for Acoustic Roots. You can be present at the birth of a new sound, sometimes accompanied by cries of joy from Ernst and Neco as a new song is created or reaches perfection. A new duo is born, and that was exactly the intention of Dutch Delta Sounds!
Another ensemble from the series ‘Old Roots New Routes’ will be featured in Acoustic Roots in March: Raj Mohan & Ensemble