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Dutch Composers NOW Presents: Close To Your Head w/ Bec Plexus - busy making steps

Bec Plexus

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Wed, Oct 21, 2020

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Dutch Composers NOW Presents: Close To Your Head w/ Bec Plexus - busy making steps

Underground pop-idol Lisa (@lisaislive) presents "Close To Your Head", a collection of visual works from composers who combine the real and the electronic in brittle, human forms. All working in groundbreaking ways, combining classical composing with contemporary techniques. Feel the friction of skin on skin, intricacy and detail, and the boldness of 5 faces, 5 voices, and 5 spaces.


busy making steps is the first single of STICKLIP, BY Bec Plexus. This extraordinary and multi-layered record serves as a confession booth. Bec asked eight music friends what they wouldn't dare to say out loud. Together they turned these stories into this, well wondrous thing. A collection of songs to gasp at. Songs to jump to.


STICKLIP was released on April 24th, 2020 on New Amsterdam Records, and has since been review in the New York Times, and was nominated for 3 Grammy Awards.


A message from Bec: "To ‘go for it’ is common advice, but to me, it forms a mantra that could become the end of me. I was born in a family and society that thinks and speaks in opportunities. micro-capitalists with the best intentions. this song reflects my life so far. I wasn’t alive if I didn’t move forwards. it took an absurd collision of life threads to make me
implode, halt and tune in. May this song be an undeniable reminder that my people, surroundings, and body don’t need any progress in order to be embraced and enjoyed."


a video by Xuan
music & lyrics // Bec Plexus
production // David Chesworth & Bec Plexus
vocals & synths // Bec Plexus
drums // Tristan Renfrow
recording engineering // Jörn Nettingsmeier
mastering // Wouter Brandenburg

Watch the trailer here.

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ADE Online is the free immersive virtual experience during ADE 2020. This year's programming features a multitude of live streams, concerts, and shows from the ADE Specials program live in Amsterdam, along with a peek behind the curtain from artists around the world, interactive workshops & masterclasses, DJ sets, artistic cross-overs, an extensive film and documentary program, and other creative endeavors.

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