THE LEONIDS FALL TOUR 2016
After two solo albums, called Winterland and Transcendental Man, The Leonids is my latest music project: a collaboration with some amazingly talented musicians. Listen to our album ‘Satellite Broadcast Kill’ here. Find out more about us through our label BirdFish or read more below. And, there's a teaser and some more video's when you scroll down!
Every year around November 17th, a group of meteors called The Leonids, falls from the night sky. These famous shooting stars are named after the area of the sky from which they seem to originate: the constellation of Leo. This year a group of musicians called The Leonids will launch their debut album Satellite Broadcast Kill on that same date. Among them two female singers that were born under the sign of Leo.
The Leonids is a collaboration between Sonja van Hamel (ex-Bauer), Tessa Douwstra (Orlando, Wooden Saints), Viktor van Woudenberg (Wooden Saints), Ralf Pouw (Orlando, Sir James, vanVelzen) and the electric string trio West Side Trio: Vera van der Bie, Annie Tangberg and Isabella Petersen (Metropole Orkest, Martin Fondse Orkest).
The album Satellite Broadcast Kill is a sequence of miniature stories, inspired by the wonders of the universe and the instruments that were invented to capture these wonders. In cinematic pop songs, with titles like Under The Leonids, The Sun Machine and My Muse My Mars, heavenly bodies are introduced like characters on a stage. The title song Satellite Broadcast Kill refers to the historical satellite that broadcast the first radio and television signals and thereby changed the world for good.
During live shows the music is linked to an extraordinairy visual performance, in which drawings and cut-outs are brought to live by homemade zoetrobes and animation machines. Photographer Eddo Hartmann, who developped these machines together with Sonja van Hamel, projects the images live on stage.
On November 17th 2016 The Leonids will celebrate their annual shower uniquely at theater OOSTBLOK in Amsterdam: an audiovisual presentation that will trigger all the senses.