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Catharsis

Michiel Stekelenburg

Catharsis

Price: € 19.95
Format: CD
Label: Challenge Records
UPC: 0608917357028
Catnr: CR 73570
Release date: 15 March 2024
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Challenge Records
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0608917357028
Catalogue number
CR 73570
Release date
15 March 2024
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About the album

As a grown man looking back on my life, I’ve come to realize that I’ve always unconsciously struggled with a deep sensitivity. There were moments when I experienced the world around me so intensely, yet simultaneously felt unable to express it. It seemed as if I were trapped in the eye of my inner storm. Driven by the urgent need to express these suppressed feelings and emotions bubbling deep within, my music finds its origin. I found a way to embrace the complexity of my inner world while sharing it with the outer world.

In the midst of my musical journey, an intriguing question emerged: How can I embrace my sensitivity and emotional depth while remaining true to my masculine identity? This question, in a society that often still adheres to traditional norms of masculinity, poses a challenging and necessary exploration .

This album is more than just a collection of pieces; it is a journey through my soul, a quest for balance between my inner world and the expectations of the outer world. I invite you to join me in exploring the boundaries of emotion and identity together. May this musical journey not only resonate with you but also awaken your own sensitivity. - Michiel Stekelenburg
Wenn ich als erwachsener Mann auf mein Leben zurückblicke, ist mir klar geworden, dass ich immer unbewusst mit einer tiefen Sensibilität zu kämpfen hatte. Es gab Momente, in denen ich die Welt um mich herum so intensiv erlebte, mich aber gleichzeitig unfähig fühlte, sie auszudrücken. Es schien, als ob ich im Auge meines inneren Sturms gefangen wäre. Angetrieben von dem dringenden Bedürfnis, diese unterdrückten Gefühle und Emotionen, die tief in mir aufstiegen, auszudrücken, findet meine Musik ihren Ursprung. Ich fand einen Weg, die Komplexität meiner inneren Welt zu umarmen und sie mit der äußeren Welt zu teilen.

Mitten auf meiner musikalischen Reise tauchte eine faszinierende Frage auf: Wie kann ich meine Sensibilität und emotionale Tiefe ausleben und gleichzeitig meiner männlichen Identität treu bleiben? In einer Gesellschaft, die oft noch an traditionellen Männlichkeitsnormen festhält, stellt diese Frage eine herausfordernde und notwendige Erkundung dar.

Dieses Album ist mehr als nur eine Sammlung von Stücken; es ist eine Reise durch meine Seele, eine Suche nach dem Gleichgewicht zwischen meiner inneren Welt und den Erwartungen der äußeren Welt. Ich lade Sie ein, mit mir gemeinsam die Grenzen von Gefühl und Identität zu erforschen. Möge diese musikalische Reise nicht nur mit Ihnen in Resonanz gehen, sondern auch Ihre eigene Sensibilität wecken. - Michiel Stekelenburg

Michiel Stekelenburg ist ein moderner (Jazz)Gitarrist / Komponist und Pädagoge. Er ist nicht nur Mitglied in mehreren Pop- und Soulbands und anderen Musikprojekten, sondern leitet auch sein eigenes Jazz-/Improvisations-Trio. Seine Herkunft aus der Rockmusik hat sowohl sein Spiel als auch seine Kompositionen beeinflusst. Seine beiden letzten Alben 'Hypnos' und 'Layers' wurden mit großem Beifall aufgenommen, erreichten Platz 1 der iTunes Jazz Charts und die Band spielte unter anderem auf dem international bekannten North Sea Jazz Festival.

Artist(s)

Thomas Pol (double bass)

Jesse Schilderink (saxophone)

Michiel Stekelenburg (guitar)

Modern (Jazz)guitarist / composer and educator. In addition to being a member in several pop & soulbands and other music projects, he leads his own jazz / improvisational trio. | His origins in rock music have influenced his playing as well as his compositions. | Both his previous albums ‘Hypnos’ and ‘Layers’ were received with wide acclaim, reached #1 on iTunes jazz charts and the band played amongst others at the internationally renowned North Sea Jazz festival. | Based in Amsterdam Holland.
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Modern (Jazz)guitarist / composer and educator. In addition to being a member in several pop & soulbands and other music projects, he leads his own jazz / improvisational trio. | His origins in rock music have influenced his playing as well as his compositions. | Both his previous albums ‘Hypnos’ and ‘Layers’ were received with wide acclaim, reached #1 on iTunes jazz charts and the band played amongst others at the internationally renowned North Sea Jazz festival. | Based in Amsterdam Holland.

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Sam Thomas (trombone)

Composer(s)

Michiel Stekelenburg (guitar)

Modern (Jazz)guitarist / composer and educator. In addition to being a member in several pop & soulbands and other music projects, he leads his own jazz / improvisational trio. | His origins in rock music have influenced his playing as well as his compositions. | Both his previous albums ‘Hypnos’ and ‘Layers’ were received with wide acclaim, reached #1 on iTunes jazz charts and the band played amongst others at the internationally renowned North Sea Jazz festival. | Based in Amsterdam Holland.
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Modern (Jazz)guitarist / composer and educator. In addition to being a member in several pop & soulbands and other music projects, he leads his own jazz / improvisational trio. | His origins in rock music have influenced his playing as well as his compositions. | Both his previous albums ‘Hypnos’ and ‘Layers’ were received with wide acclaim, reached #1 on iTunes jazz charts and the band played amongst others at the internationally renowned North Sea Jazz festival. | Based in Amsterdam Holland.

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