Jan Sluijsmans Music

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22:22:11 is the first track of a new project that will develop into a personal musical overview of the last 12 years based on my memories. Every 22nd of the month I release a new track starting with 22:22:11 that looks back to the year 2011. For more info go to the project page

The Insidious Effect – Seq III – feat. Mateusz Malcharek

Thanks for the beautiful words Indra. You nailed it!!
“In all serenity “The Insidious Effect Seq III” has assimilated me, like the makers were aiming for. Jan and Indra, together with the bassist Mateusz, have made an extraordinary document. Their short film is a musical and cinematic door to past, present and future.” ~Stefan Gillissen – journalist for De Limburger.
Stefan put to words that which we tried to aim for: to create some form of immersion where your mind and thoughts are able to roam freely, without telling it where to go. To take a step back, take a deep breath and just be in the moment.
That’s exactly what Jan is looking for in his music, and I, as a photographer, am looking for in my images and the process I use to make them. It is also exactly what I’m looking for when listening to music, and what attracts me to the music of Jan and vice versa.
It’s why he reached out to me for a collaboration and I happily said yes. He then reached out to Mateusz to let him roam around freely using his contra bass to do what he felt like doing. Jan presented me the final piece, a musical immersion where my mind was able to roam freely and I was able to make that which came to mind and what I felt like doing. This is the result.
And the result just premiered on the Dutch Mountain Film Festival 2021 of which I am more than proud! I hope you enjoyed it / will enjoy it..
Soundscape: Jan Sluijsmans – www.jansluijsmansmusic.com
Contra bass: Mateusz Malcharek – www.instagram.com/mateusz_malcharek
Additional mix and mastering: Mike Kramer – (h)ear – www.h-ear.org/
Filmer and editor: Indra Moonen – Contrastique – www.contrastique.com ssen
Paul Koenen – www.paulkoenen.com
The organizers of the Dutch Mountain Film Festival – www.dmff.eu
Camera: Leica M246 Monochrom + Summicron 35mm f2.0
Gimbal: DJI Ronin SC Combo-Pro
Special thanks go out to:Stefan Gillissen – journalist of De Limburger – www.instagram.com/stefangillisen

The Insidious Effect Seq III Premiere Moment @ The Dutch Mountain Film Festival

This special event will take place on Sunday the 7th of November at the Royal Theatre in Heerlen. Our short film will be introduced by Stefan Gilissen, a journalist of the Limburger. Thereafter the movie “Songs of the water spirits” will be shown. The event will start at 14:00 and will last until 16:00. Afterwards there’s a meet & greet with the artists who will all be present.

The Insidious Effect Seq III premiering at the Dutch Mountain Film Festival

Proud to announce that the short film “The Insidious Effect Seq III” will be played from 2 to 6 November during the Dutch Mountain Film Festival.
The movie will be running between 9:30 and 17:00 at the Visit South Limburg Experience.
This short film is a special collaboration between photographer Indra Moonen (NL), composer Jan Sluijsmans (NL) and double bass player Mateusz Malcharek (PL) and is the first in a series of 4.