ABBOTT FT. CANEA QUARTETT Abbott’s story starts with a passion for film music and his mother bringing a piano as decoration to his childhood home in the Netherlands, on which he taught himself to play. His music finds its home in the Neo-Classical genre, with dramatic accents, influenced by artists like Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson and Arvo Pärt. The compositions are organic and dark, melancholic and intimate, and are always marked by ABBOTTs love for filmmusic.
ABBOTT and Canea Quartett present their collaborative project "Elv." Dutch pianist and composer ABBOTT teamed up with Hamburg-based Canea Quartett to create their collaborative EP Elv. The release includes adaptations of ABBOTT’s tracks and more pieces written for and performed by Canea Quartett. The themes on the record are very personal – from love, self-reflection, and relationship with a father. However, pieces vary from feeling intimate to a more grand, cinematic sound. All tracks come with performance videos whose filming took place in the middle of the Elbe river on an MS Bleichen ship.
Music and compositions by ABBOTT Production and Idea: ABBOTT & Joke Flecijn Canea Quartett: Ada Maria Schwengebecher, Maline Zickow, Lucas Schwengebecher, Joke Flecijn Director of Photography: Julius Dettmer Synthesizer: Malte Burmester - Cello II Ruben Jeyasundaram - Sound Engineer Miguel Murrieta Vasquez - Sound Engineer Assistant: Patrick Dadaczynski - Camera I: Julius Dettmer - Camera II: Nils Hansen - Gaffer: Julius Dettmer - Mix: Miguel Murrieta Vasquez - Master: Zino Mikorey - Editor: Julius Dettmer - Hair & Make-up: Erika Neumann - Assistant and driver: Ruben Norg - Photography: Iyia Creations - Location: MS Bleichen Special thanks go to: Neustart Kultur - 2WEI Music - XXIM Records