How Town

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  • This book contains a visual interpretation of the music from the first (untitled) album of How Town. That album is a musical interpretation of the poem "Anyone lived in a pretty how town" by E.E. Cummings. Along the way we also got inspired by the book "Houtekiet" by Gerard Walschap.

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    Words by Lennart Heyndels & Micah Kessel
    Illustration and design by Juliane Noll
    Produced by How Town
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Sarah Klenes - voice
Elina Silova - voice
Laura Polence - voice
Micah Kessel - voice
Matiss Cudars - guitar
Lennart Heyndels - double bass
Pit Dahm - drums, glockenspiel, metronome

All music composed by Lennart Heyndels except "How I Felt This Morning" and "Moon" by Heyndels/Kessel

Recorded March 23rd and 24th 2013 at Fattoria Musica in Osnabrück by Chris Weeda
Mixed by Chris Weeda
Mastered by Darius Van Helfteren
Artwork by Juliane Noll


How Town is an international ensemble led by Lennart Heyndels consisting of four voices, guitar and double bass. Their music - complex in its simplicity - has been described as contemporary multi-style post-pop music. Recently they released their first [untitled] album: a suite of music based on the E.E. Cummings poem Anyone lived in a pretty how town. Here the borders between music and poetry get blurred by engaging them in an intimate dialogue.
How Town was founded in Amsterdam and is now based all over Europe (Amsterdam, Brussels, Riga, Berlin). It came into existence out of a need to combine today's popular music with the intricacies of the classical musics and the freedom of jazz music. It aims at making the improbable probable and seeing juxtapositions as advantages to give the listener a unique experience.

Lennart Heyndels (°1990) is a bass player and composer from Belgium. Currently finishing a master degree in jazz music at the Amsterdam Conservatory Lennart is already a much in demand musician around Europe. In 2010 he won the 1st prize at the Prinses Christina Jazz Concours with two bands, a trio co-led with pianist Alex Koo and the Matiss Cudars Trio, resulting in a performance at the North Sea Jazz Festival, a private workshop with Brad Mehldau and the opportunity to attend Banff Centre Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music in Canada. Lennart also won the European Young Artist’s Jazz Award Burghausen 2013 with the Matiss Cudars Quartet giving them the opportunity to share the stage with Cassandra Wilson.
Besides How Town, Lennart is active in various bands ranging from jazz to pop to experimental and as a composer/arranger ranging from smaller groups to big band to theatre performances.

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released September 19, 2013

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How Town is an international ensemble led by composer/bassist Lennart Heyndels performing vocal music. It combines today’s popular music with the intricacies of classical music and the freedom of jazz.The main focus of the ensemble lies in the exploration of new ways in which the voice can be used within this multi-style context.
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