Those people who have once experienced a concert with Lex van Someren, know that this Sound Artist has a talent to embody the dimensions of the soul in his music and performance art. His singing and chanting are like a poetic language of the heart, which touch a profound space within. Under the title "Like in Heaven" this Dutch performance artist, living in South Germany, invites us, together with his band, on a musical journey for heart and soul with an extraordinary world of sound VOICE - VISION - MYSTERY
Meditative music, enthralling melodies, mystical soundscape experiences, chanting, Lex' soulful voice and the silence blend into a harmonious synthesis that create a sense of wellbeing and a healing atmosphere, which have a profound and long range effect on the audience.
The concert repertoire includes many compositions by Lex van Someren and his musical partner, Frank Steiner, sacred chants (mantras) and surprising improvisations - music that the musicians create in the moment here-and-now.
With his versatile and magical voice, which reaches 4 octaves, this singer celebrates many of his songs in his soul language - words and syllables without rational meaning, which removes the distraction of the mind and empower the audience to listen with the heart.
These songs and brilliantly arranged and performed pieces of music transform the concert hall into a lively and sacred space, with a special feeling of silence where we can go on a soul journey and relax our body and mind.
The artist Lex van Someren knows the art of captivating his audience with his versatile talents as a singer, performance artist, composer and dancer and takes his listeners on a heavenly journey. His music touches the heart and soul!
The musicians surrounding sound artist Lex van Someren are the masters of their instruments under the colorful lights of the stage and join their creative forces to give the audience an unforgettable experience in music and sound.
Johannes Hustedt, who plays the flute, never ceases to surprise the audience by using a different flute for every song or changing to his soprano saxophone. Cellist Vache Bagratuni from Armenia creates a vocal counterpoint for every melody or uses his amazing overtones, while percussionist Nils Tannert impresses with his huge arsenal of drums or as a soloist playing the O-Daiko and black drum, with a strong physical input. Frank Steiner, who next to his keyboard- and trumpet playing is also the musical director, amazes by continuously changing the tones of his colorful sound carpet as a foundation for his musical performance.
But this is not all that can be said about the healing musical cords created by the artists surrounding singer-songwriter Lex van Someren. Lex has a vocal range of four octaves. With his deep bass, he wraps his audience in a soothing cloak of sounds or leads them to unknown highs with his falsetto. Combined with his soul language – a melodic sequence of syllables – but also with mantra texts in Sanskrit, an Ave Maria sung in Latin or with German songs that incorporate healing texts that touch the heart, he opens extraordinary spaces of sound that leave plenty of space for improvisation.
Through his music and singing, listeners can find a place of inner peace within our hectic times. An inner tranquility, that simply heals and soothes. After a few songs, most of the people in the audience have already been captivated by this unique spark. One can feel the contagious, heartwarming vibes flow through the concert hall, which turns the evening into an unforgettable celebration.
Lex van Someren and his band turn “spherical" music into something palpable. The kind of music that unites us and maybe, even changes us for the better.
Konzertbeginn 19 Uhr, Einlass 18 Uhr, freie Platzwahl
15.11.2017 Ulm/Vöhringen Kulturzentrum
16.11.2017 Mainz Frankfurter Hof
17.11.2017 Dortmund Pauluskirche
18.11.2017 Köln Lutherkirche
23.11.2017 Bremen Die Glocke
24.11.2017 Hamburg Kulturkirche Altona
25.11.2017 Hannover Markuskirche
26.11.2017 Berlin Emmauskirche
27.11.2017 Dresden Kulturpalast
02.12.2017 Nürnberg Dreieinigkeitskirche
03.12.2017 Augsburg/Bobingen Singoldhalle
11.12.2017 München/Ottobrunn Wolf-Ferrari-Haus
12.12.2017 Kempten Kornhaus
15.12.2017 Basel/CH Offene Kirche Elisabethen
16.12.2017 Zürich/CH Kirchegem. Neumünster, Gr. Saal
17.12.2017 Nottwil/Luzern/CH Aula Paraplegiker-Zentrum
19.12.2017 Würzburg St. Johanniskirche
20.12.2017 Darmstadt Orangerie
21.12.2017 Ludwigsburg Friedenskirche
29.12.2017 Baden-Baden/Bühl Bürgerhaus Neuer Markt