Audio / Video

Singing glass (1977)

by Bert van den Brink

Singing glass is a recording made on the occasion of the national contest organized by the NVG – Nederlandse Vereniging voor Geluid- en Beeldregistratie – in the year 1977 (www.beeldgeluid.nl).
All the music you hear is performed on normal drinking glasses and bottles by going around with fingers or strike on the glass and by blowing the bottles. By overdubbing four to six times this orchestral result was obtained.
The recording starts with the theme (at that time a famous tune for a beer commercial in Holland). After that you will hear three variations. Be prepared for the coda!
I won the first price in Holland and the second price in the cimes contest (www.cimes.org).
Used equipment:
Two taperecorders: BNO 2000 and REVOX A77
Two microphones: SENNHEISER md42l
Reverb unit from the Philicorda (electronic organ from Philips)


Multiple voice (1979)

by Bert van den Brink

Multiple Voice is a recording made on the occasion of the national contest organized by the NVG – Nederlandse Vereniging voor Geluid- en Beeldregistratie – in the year 1979 (www.beeldgeluid.nl).
It is an attempt to imitate a big band by only using voice and mouth.

In the band you will hear:
– Five trombones recorded normal speed,
– Four trumpets recorded double speed,
– Four saxophones recorded normal speed,
– Drums done by mouth recorded normal speed,
– Bass done with lips while the microphone was held under the chin recorded normal speed,
– Two soloists on saxophone and trombone recorded normal speed.

By overdubbing 17 times this orchestral result was obtained.
The music that you hear is composed by me.
I won the first price in Holland and the second price in the cimes contest as well (www.cimes.org).

Used equipment:
Two taperecorders: Revox A77
Two microphones: Sennheizer md421
Mixer designed and built by my father Johan van den Brink.


Het land van de toekomst

Bert van den Brink with singer Thomas Oliemans performing Het land van de toekomst (Jules de Corte)


For Horace

For Horace, by Bert van den Brink Trio (Bimhuis)