||using a preset percussion groove (cutting and pasting a bit),
i goggled some other instruments on top of it, and adding the
cello of course. play play play!
||i called this "bluegrass" not for any accurate reasons. those
preset percussions again..
A coooool number that will hit you straight in the core of those
dancing muscles! A strong beat given by the percussion section
lends a big party-feel, carnival-spirit to the music. Crazy jamming
as expected from the Ha!man.
||african dance-style extract from soundtrack for the opening
of the International Congress of Aquariums, Cape Town, Aug 2012
||ANIMALS AND BIRDS
||ANIMALS AND BIRDS enter from all directions to dance (for children's
play Fish Notes)
||song created for the multi-media production "Moving Chicago"
(2005). a personal story of visiting this massive city (a favourite
||piano improvisation, starting slow, then sliding into an african
||i recorded this as a request to include something "indonesian"
at a dinner occasion. i found polupar indonesian music to listen
to, and this came out afterwards. a favourite for a lot of people
||part of series of recordings with the live sounds of old running
engines (Stutters of Africa). this is the most popular track (the
most "lekker" one)
||Aai aai ea
||An amalgamation of popular Afrikaans folk songs ("Aai aai, die
witborskraai" and "Hier's ek weer met my rooirok voor jou deur").
I sang along, not knowing what half the words are!
||op die stoep
||Stoep is the Afrikaans word for "veranda," yet has a meaning
all its own. it's a place to rest from the African sun, sit and
relax, cracking jokes..
||another take on an africa, or perhaps more "south african" motive.
i double-took my voice to it. always loved this little piece..
||jy's laf (silly you)
||got into a fun mode during an hour long piano improvisation
(this usually happens towards the end!)
||young love: starts shyly, feelingly, testing.. slowly building,
gathering momentum, and then.. a full on dance! (from soundtrack
||funky rhythmic easy feel recording on .. those percussion tracks
||someone described this as "a totalitarian state of Spontaneity!
Music increases in activity and abundance till the last ecstatic
cadence is reached."
||Lekke Lekke Cape Town
||someone asked me (2005) to write a song for Cape Town, she has
a contact in the tourism industry. the tourism industry still
needs to get back to me. in the meantime, we sing this all over
the place! African, Western and "Kaapse Klopse" motives mixed
in. Lekke man lekke