Archive for June, 2010

Amsterdam

Prom Night; Bell Tower-Style from Matthew Sever on Vimeo.

This morning we went to the top of an old and famous church in Amsterdam called Westerkerk, and we watched a man named Boudewyn Zwart play the bells in the bell tower…..he played some Bach, and some traditional Dutch tunes, and even a medley of national songs for all the nationalities present (Polish, Spanish, American, Finnish and Dutch)…then he played part of the melody from an old song of mine called Prom Night, and then improvised a type of fugue around it….we walked up 210 stairs, or 289 feet, or 85 meters, straight up, and it was well worth the walk… you can read more about Boudewyn at www.bellmoods.com

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