Nynke Laverman blurs boundaries. With producer and percussionist Sytze Pruiksma, she creates adventurous, atmospheric music with an unmistakeable message. She wins numerous prizes, including an Edison, and works with international celebrities like Javier Limón. With her soulful voice as her greatest weapon – ‘a leaf-blown shimmer of a voice’ according to The Independent – she draws you into a new, wondrous world with each song.
In 2021 she releases Plant, a powerful album which the press calls hypnotic, a kind of musical film you can lose yourself in. With timeless lyrics like ‘Your Ancestor’, she doesn’t hold back, homing in on the way we, as people, inhabit the Earth, while also challenging us to do some real soul-searching: "Through my music I hope to conjure up a world in which people are able to listen to themselves more closely."
After two successful tours of the Dutch theatres, Nynke is now taking the stage with Ragazze Quartet, one of the leading and most innovative string quartets in the country. The Plant Bloom Sessions is a vibrant live-set, with extended versions of the Plant songs and dazzling string scores. The show is one big trip, a spell-binding journey of stirring beats, surreal soundscapes and spoken word, in which Nynke and Ragazze bring out the best in each other.
Lyrics: Nynke Laverman | Music: Sytze Pruiksma & Nynke Laverman | Vocals: Nynke Laverman | Drums, electronics & 'bird beats': Sytze Pruiksma | Violin: Rosa Arnold, Jeanita Vriens-Van Tongeren | Viola: Annemijn Bergkotte | Cello: Rebecca Wise | String arrangements: Sebastiaan Koolhoven | Sound: Bo Bruijs | Lighting: Patrick Kramer | Clothing advise: Dieuweke van Reij
Plant Bloom Sessions was created with financial support from: Explore the North (Leeuwarden).
Slow Album Release
With Plant, Nynke is introducing a Slow Album Release. She is allowing her new album to grow over the period of a year, releasing the songs one by one – each accompanied by a podcast that deals with the theme of the song in question. For these podcasts, Nynke and radio-and-podcast-maker Lex Bohlmeijer are interviewing scientists, philosophers and performing artists who inspire Nynke.
Buy Plant on CD and LP
Plant is in stores now. You can also order the album in the webshop. Plant is available on CD and LP. The CD is available immediately, but unfortunately the production of the vinyl has been delayed. You can already pre-order the LP of Plant.