Notes on Hopper
Bijgewerkt: jun 30
A raw and poetic performance on the life and works of Edward Hopper seen through the eyes of his wife and fellow artist Josephine Nivison.
“Judith Scholte and Paul M. van Brugge's Notes on Hopper is a gentle but strong lesson in darker aspects of art history through jazz.'' Financial Times 4 june 2013
Notes on Hopper is a raw and poetic performance on the life and works of Edward Hopper seen through the eyes of his wife and fellow artist Josephine Nivison. The female gaze on art, ego and marriage. With songs, improvisations and spoken word Notes on Hopper tells the story behind Hopper's paintings and his troubled marriage.
Edward Hopper's most famous painting is Nighthawks (1952). A New York café late at night with two men and a woman sitting at the bar. Loneliness and isolation are typical themes in Hopper's work. At the same time his paintings are intensely cinematic, they're always the beginning of a story.
Makers and musicians
Notes on Hopper is written, sung and performed by Judith Scholte, with music by multiple award-winning composer Paul M. van Brugge. The music is performed by two masters of improvisation; Dimitar Bodurov piano and electronics and Nils van Haften saxophones and bass clarinet. Notes on Hopper played a.o. at the Night of Museums, the Opera Dagen and the Amsterdam Fringe Festival and is published by Deuss Music.
Audience reviews Amsterdam Fringe Festival 2014
"This performance will sway the mind of the audience"
"Fascinating view at the life and marriage of Hopper"
"This is more than just music, it's a work of art"
Listen to Notes on Hopper on soundcloud