BIMHUIS Records presents BIM 013: Sanem Kalfa – REFLEX: Miraculous Layers.

REFLEX is a series of BIMHUIS Productions in which we have invited artists to reflect on the current zeitgeist in new work. We present the live recordings on BIMHUIS Records.

In March 2022, we invited Sanem Kalfa as the first artist to create work for REFLEX. Kalfa found herself inspired by physical and emotional changes in times of lockdown. New shapes emerged, molded by invisible hands nudging us into guilt trips, self-care and obligations to create. Conflicting feelings were processed into new compositions. The singer was accompanied on stage by four musicians and a visual artist. ‘The songs are mine and also other people’s stories,’ says Sanem. ‘They speak about love, loss, childhood, addiction, fear, joy, hunger.’ Released June 23, 2023

Sanem Kalfa – composition, cello, electronics, vocals
Kamucan Yalçin – clarinet, vocals
Marta Warelis – piano, vocals
Fuensanta – double bass, vocals
Sun-Mi Hong – drums, vocals
Ilgen Arzık – decor, costumes

Recorded live at BIMHUIS on March 4th, 2022 by Marc Schots.
Mixed by Marc Schots at BIMHUIS.
Mastered by Chris Weeda at Studio Rapenburg.
Design and artwork by Isa Grütter.