As we were asked by the Groninger Museum to make a song with a painting in mind, we chose one of Giorgio Morandi's still life paintings. It has the subtle and repetitive qualities we feel at ease with. We don't know what's inside the bottles, could be milk, could be wine, could be nothing. We'd raise our glasses anyhow. Yeat's 'A Drinking Song' turned out to be the perfect poem to complete the song.
A Drinking Song - William Butler Yeats
Wine comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That's all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
I look at you, and I sigh.
Recorded by Jan Pieter van Weel & Melvin van Gent
Mixed and mastered by Melvin van Gent
On 6th December we play at the opening of the exhibition 'Natural Beauty' in the Groninger Museum