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Tracks

1
Struggle for pleasure
03:53
2
Birds for the mind
04:43
3
Close cover
03:15
4
Their duet
03:28
5
Humility
02:54
6
Often a bird
03:41
7
4 mains
03:10
8
No testament
03:50
9
Iris
09:47
10
Hors-Nature
03:14
11
Maximizing the audience
12
The scene
01:47

Musicians

1. Struggle for pleasure
Dirk Descheemaeker - clarinet
Luk Schollaert - soprano saxophone
Pieter Vereertbrugghen - bass synthesizer
Hans François - electric and acoustic piano
Wim Mertens - piano

2. Birds for the mind
Dirk Descheemaeker - clarinet, soprano saxophone
Marc Grauwels - flute, piccolo
Geert Steen - bass tuba
Wim Mertens - piano, voice

3. Close cover
Pieter Vereertbrugghen - bass
Wim Mertens - piano, voice

4. Their duet
Dirk Descheemaeker - soprano saxophone
Ward Hoornaert - trumpet
Eddy Verdonck - bass trombone
Hugo Mathijssen - bass tuba
Katelijne Van Laethem - voice
Wim Mertens - piano

5. Humility
Wim Mertens - piano, voice

6. Often a bird
Xavier Claeys - violin
Stefaan Claeys - violin
Claire Delplanque - violin
Maurits Goossens - violin
Kris Van Severen - viola
Livin Vandewalle - cello
Koen Lievens - cello
Dirk Descheemaeker - clarinet
Michel Vangheluwe - double bass
Brigitte Hertogs - harp
Rick Vercruysse - horn
Eddy Verdonck - bass trombone
Hugo Mathijssen - bass tuba
Paul Bervoets - viola
Bart Quartier - percussion
Wim Mertens - piano

7. 4 mains
Hans François - piano
Wim Mertens - piano

8. No testament
Dirk Descheemaeker - clarinet
Marc Grauwels - piccolo
Livin Vandewalle - cello
Eddy Verdonck - bass trombone
Geert Steen - bass tuba
Luc Verdonck - bassoon
Etienne Siebens - bass
Marc Bonne - percussion

9. Iris
Wim Mertens, piano, voice

10. Hors-nature
Xavier Claeys - violin
Geert Devos - bass trombone
Kris Van Severen - viola
Lieven Vandewalle - cello
Etienne Siebens - bass
Dirk Descheemaeker - clarinet
Mark Verdonck - alto saxophone
Stefaan Claeys - violin
Tim Van Medegael - bass trombone
Brigitte Hertogs - harp
Bart Quartier - percussion
Wim Mertens - piano

11. Maximizing the audience
Geoffrey Maingart - violin
Dirk Descheemaeker - soprano saxophone
Valérie Koolemans-Beijnen - voice
Ine Van Den Bergh - voice
Marc Bonne - percussion
Wim Mertens - piano

12. The scene
Wim Mertens - guitar

Credits

1. Recorded and engineered by Marc François - From the album Struggle for pleasure, 1983
2. Recorded and engineered by Werner Pensaert - From the album The belly of an architect, 1986
3. Recorded and engineered by Marc François - From the album Struggle for pleasure, 1983
4. Recorded and engineered by Stephan Kraemer - From the album Shot and echo, 1993
5. Recorded and engineered by Marc François - From the album After Virtue, 1988
6. Recorded and engineered by Stephan Kraemer - From the album Jardin Clos, 1996
7. Recorded and engineered by Marc François - From the album Vergessen, 1982
8. Recorded and engineered by Werner Pensaert - From the album Motives for writing, 1989
9. Recorded and engineered by Stephan Kraemer - From the album Stratégie de la rupture, 1991
10. Recorded and engineered by Stephan Kraemer, 1996 - Previously unreleased composition
11. Recorded and engineered by Werner Pensaert - From the album Maximizing the audience, 1985
12. Recorded and engineered by Stephan Kraemer - From the album Sin embargo, 1997

All music composed, arranged and composed by Wim Mertens
Cover photo by Johan Jacobs

Published by Usura, 1997. All rigths reserved
© 1997 USURA