Creating music & art makes life worth living.
Bits & pieces of Sarah's world.
SARAH: I grew up in a small village in the south of The Netherlands. I used to feel like I didn’t belong there, that I could never fit in, but over the last few years I have started to realise that I do feel a very strong connection to this place, the quirks of village life and the beautiful nature surrounding it. I currently live in the city and I must admit: city life is not what makes me happy at this point in my life. It’s too quick a pace, too stressful. Coming home to a green village with lots of space and quiet is something I need at least once a week to connect with ‘real’ life!
SARAH: I speak in music because there are many things I cannot express with words. I would like to think of my music as something very concrete, bare-boned. It expresses as much beauty as possible, without it referring to something outside of the music. Often people tell me my music sounds like a soundtrack without a film: the music simply exists on its own.
SARAH: At first I wrote pieces for my cats (secretly I still do: they are my muses), later on I discovered I could really try to capture my essence – how I feel, who I am at the exact moment of writing – in my compositions. Not once have I felt the need to really think about what I was doing when I was writing: it simply happens.
SARAH: I totally dread those days! They make me feel useless, a bit empty. I really love long walks: it’s very meditative, the rhythm of the steps, seeing things pass without actually having to do something with it. Walking organises thoughts, creates space for new ideas - or I cuddle my cats, drink green tea, and cook something.
SARAH: Go out and do it! No rules, academia or conventions should stop anyone from doing what they love. You only need yourself: you are the instrument, a unique voice, that is able to express what’s inside.
The Quick Round
SARAH: Fashion means being yourself, expressing yourself: there is only one "you" on this planet, so you can enrich the world by being yourself!
SARAH: I think it must be one of the kimonos my dad got while he was travelling around the world – I am now the same age as he was back then. Or perhaps my mother’s blue overalls!
SARAH: Less talking about economic growth, more talking about things that make people really happy: culture, nature, taking care of each other, slowing down and being satisfied with the beauty we can experience close to ourselves.
SARAH: Cobalt blue, the colour of a summer’s night sky.
SARAH: My little arrow points towards the big unknown full of dreams I can’t wait to discover!
Sarah's Work & Inspirations
1. A book: basically all of Allen Ginsberg’s poems.
2.Film:Drowning by Numbers by Peter Greenaway (music by Michael Nyman).
3. Artist: Francis Bacon and my father, Harjo! He has also created the works on the album covers of "Cumulus" and "Pieces for Strings".
4. Music: This is a playlist with some of the most beautiful pieces of music in it >> LISTEN HERE.