Unheard Concepts

Unheard Concepts

Unheard Concepts is dedicated to a different way of creating music: music by chance.
This resulted in three different projects:

Unheard Concepts is a studio project: we organise jam sessions on a regular base, from time to time we record a session from start to end. The best parts of the multitrack recordings are afterwards sliced, edited and arranged to create music which feels both improvised and composed. Electronics and effects are essential ingredients, both during the improvisations and in the mix.

Unheard Music Concepts is a trio (piano, upright bass, woodwinds) that released several albums with fully improvised music and plays these tracks live, improvised. Acoustic music with a touch of electronics.

BeMixed! -a world wide experiment - was the first project that experimented with music and chance: basic (written) tracks of bass and drums were posted onlline, and musicians from all over the world added their tracks to these recordings, each without knowing what the others would do. In the BeMixed! studio all these contributions were edited to 16 tracks which feel both composed and improvised.


2024:  Unheard Music Concepts release - Staged -

A culmination of 8 years Unheard Music Concepts

A studio registration of what we play live… Relive our concerts… This album contains all tracks we played live, in the way we played them live. It is a selection of tracks you’ll find on our improvised albums, but to be able to play them live we arranged them a bit. Still improvised, but  more structured than the originals. 

Han Post: clarinet, bas clarinet, soprano sax, tenor sax
Marc Verhoeven: piano, keys
Daniel Talma: upright bass, editing, mixing, mastering

Recorded at Studio Moskou, Utrecht
Released: April 2024

2024:  Unheard Concepts release - Shapes - 

This music gets you high!

The strangest music you’ve ever heard.
Is it pop? Is it electro? Is it jazz? Is it music?

14 tracks of undescribable music, ranging from rhythmic soundscapes to up-tempo tracks with multiple layers of instruments and strange vocals, meandering like a musical river.
As a bonus we included four tracks which were recorded in studio Moskou in 2006, this was the first experiment with re-arranging improvisations afterwards.
All other tracks were recorded and mixed in 2023. 

Musicians on this album are:
- Jan Muggen: vocal artist and effects
- Han Post: tenor and soprano sax, clarinet and bass clarinet
- Rob Verkooyen: guitar, artwork
- Marc Verhoeven: piano, synthesizers
- Daniel Talma: upright bass, drum programming, Chapman stick, production
- Gerard Tijnagel († 7/2021): electronic drums (tracks: 9,11, 13,14)

Released: January 2024

contact: Daniel Talma