4/14/2016


14/4/16 om 20.30  "Grassified" van de Blue Grass Boogiemen in Paradiso!!! Ze verbluegrass-ten o.a. "Rock Stars" van awkward i, vanavond te horen samen met ondergetekenden op de poster:

5/01/2015



awkward i in het kader van op Tender Records verschenen single op tour in mei/juni!

Zie op deze flyer waar en wanneer. 
 
We spelen in bijzondere samenstelling met de strijkers: 
 
 Jelte Van Andel (cello), Susanne Linssen (viool) en Gijs Kerkhoven (altviool)!
 
 

4/14/2015


(bericht van Tender Records)

awkward i op Tender Records

Rock Stars verschijnt op 

Record Store Day
 

Zaterdag 18 april, op Record Store Day, verschijnt de Tender-single van awkward i. Djurre de Haan nam speciaal voor ons een nieuwe versie van Rock Stars, ons favoriete nummer van zijn debuutplaat, op. Op de b-kant van de single staat een bewerking van Mothers Last Words to Her Son van gospelzanger Washington Phillips. TEN006 verschijnt in een beperkte, genummerde oplage van 500 stuks.
We kennen awkward i van de prachtige platen die hij uitbrengt op Excelsior Recordings. Daarnaast maakt hij muziek voor theater en film, zoals voor het met prijzen overladen Aanmodderfakker. Ook maakte Djurre afgelopen jaar samen met Tim de muziek voor de VPRO-kinderserie Beestieboys.
 


Rock Stars is op zaterdag 18 april tijdens Record Store Day voor het eerst te koop in de winkel. 
 Djurre speelt die dag in platenzaken in: 
Venlo (Sounds 12.00)
Arnhem (Kroese 15.30)
Amsterdam (De Roode Bioscoop 19.00). 

12/16/2014

OMEiKOT OMEiKOT OMEiKOT!!!
AANMODDERFAKKER iS WOORD VAN HET JAAR iN DE CATEGORiE JEUGDTAAL!!!

12/09/2014

SOUNDTRACK AANMODDERFAKKER:

iS NU BESCHiKBAAR OP iTUNES
iS NOW AVAiLABLE ON iTUNES
iST JETZT AUF iTUNES ERHAELTLiCH
E ORA DiSPONiBiLE SU iTUNES
SEKARANG TERSEDiA Di iTUNES
HiER/HERE/HiER/QUi/Di SiNi

https://itunes.apple.com/nl/artist/djurre-de-haan/id434453698?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

11/24/2014

HET VERHAAL VAN DE GETALLEN, WAAR iK DE MUZiEK VOOR SCHREEF, iS NOG STEEDS OP TOUR; EEN VERLEiDELiJKE WiSKUNDiGE GENESiS VOOR ALLE 8+ers
VOOR VOLLEDiGE SPEELLiJST ZiE HiER:
http://www.maastd.nl/voorstelling/getallen

1/19/2014

awkward i in the theatre



http://www.maastd.nl/voorstelling/remi/http://www.maastd.nl/voorstelling/remi/Just in case, you did not yet know, awkward i's Djurre is performing in the theatre play "Alleen op de Wereld".  And now, after months of rehearsing with Theatergroep Maas en Dans and doing things Djurre has never done before on stage, it's finally time for the premiere. Today, Sunday 19 January 2014 at 14:30 at the Rotterdamse Schouwburg, you will be able to see the results. Not only did Djurre write some new songs for this play, he is also performing them live on stage together with Vincent van Warmerdam, making his co-operation with Theatergroep Maas en Dans a completely new " awkward i-stage-experience". More about Djurre's experiences with "Alleen op de Wereld" you can read here, in his interview with the daily newspaper De Telegraaf . More information on "Alleen op de Wereld" can be found here, including the tour dates. And just have a look at the "Alleen op de Wereld"-crew, you simply need to see them performing live on stage…. Right?!?

11/14/2013

awkward i in action - a brief update on current projects


The days are getting shorter, the nights are breaking even earlier, the silent night is approaching; the perfect moment for letting a brief awkward i- update to shine on you in chronological order…

As for tonight, 14 November 2013, a little secret will be revealed as Djurre will play his own personal guilty pleasure on national Dutch TV-show "De Wereld Draait Door". From 19:25 you can enjoy awkward i's guilty pleasure on NED3 or watch it on this live-stream

As for tomorrow, 15 November 2013, Djurre will do a guest-appearance during the album presentation of MEITJE in Melkweg in Amsterdam. This performance is the result of the little co-operation between awkward i and the ex-frontman of Wooden Constructions Gover MeitjeAnd here is a little pre-taste of how it will sound like...

As for the january till april 2014, Djurre is currently busy re-hearsing with the theatre/dancegroep Maas Theater en Dans for the play "Alleen op de wereld", where he will be performing and playing. It's the first time awkward i is involved in a theatre-play, meaning Djurre is doing things, he has never done before. "Alleen op de wereld" will be touring form 18-01 till 21-04-2014 through the Netherlands. So if you fancy watching a completely new side of awkward i, come and join them in one of the theaters… The complete "Alleen op de wereld" tour can be found here

As for the following days, months and years we will keep you updated....

10/17/2013

VINGERS online

Just have a quick look and listen carefully: 

                          
      
The teaser itself is already promising, the soundtrack of this short-movie has been composed by awkwardi's Djurre de Haan.
And the good news is that "VINGERS", the short-movie by Michiel ten Horn can now be watched online. Simply click here...
And for all of you that do not understand Dutch, just enjoy the music….

10/02/2013

awkward i is nominated for a Gouden Kalf

And the great news just reached us, awkward i is nominated for a Gouden Kalf in the category Best Music…
The Nederlands Film Festival has chosen the soundtrack of The Deflowering of Eva van End to be worthy a Gouden Kalf… 

The jury wrote: Djurre de Haan voor DE ONTMAAGDING VAN EVA VAN END
 Het speelse, ironische karakter van de muziek van Djurre de Haan vult de film perfect aan. De
 bij tijden melancholische en dan weer hilarische muziekstukken sluiten naadloos aan bij het
 drama. De overwegend opgewekte score zorgt ervoor dat de kijker geboeid blijft tot het einde.
 De jury hoopt in de toekomst nog veel van deze debuterende componist te horen. " 


On Friday 4 October at 20:55 we will know if Djurre has won… The award-ceremony will be broadcasted on Ned 2, www.filmfestival.nl and Cultura24, so tune in and share the excitement….

9/30/2013

awkward i op het Nederlands Film Festival



awkward i op het NFF
Het Nederlands Film Festival in Utrecht is weer begonnen. En het festival heeft dit jaar een awkward i -tintje. Want voor drie films die op het festival zijn te zien heeft Djurre muziek gemaakt.

Vingers
Een nieuwe (korte) film van Michiel ten Horn, met in de hoofdrol Ton Kas. Als keurige wiskundeleraar Bernd ziet hij zich tot zijn schrik geconfronteerd met de losgeslagen seksuele moraal van zijn leerlingen en gaat er een voorheen onbekende wereld voor hem open. Te zien in de serie KORT! – hier meer info.


Nog een film met awkward i -inbreng. Want de titeltrack van de afstudeerfilm van Mees Peijnenburg, die dit jaar afstudeerde aan de Filmacademie, is van Djurre zijn hand. De film draait dit jaar op het NFF. En niet alleen dat, ook was ie op 29 september te zien op Nederland 2. Kijk hem hier terug. De film gaat over de vriendschap tussen Gijs en Sven, die door een straatruzie en de gevolgen daarvan nogal onder druk komt te staan.

Het afgelopen jaar heeft de zegetocht van DOVEVE doorgezet. De speelfilm, waarvoor Djurre de score en soundtrack maakte, is inmiddels aan 23 landen verkocht. Aan het eind van het jaar zelfs is ie zelfs te zien in de Amerikaanse en Chinese bioscopen! Ook is de film genomineerd voor een Gouden Kalf en nog een aantal keer te zien op het festival.

Op donderdag 3 oktober is er in Hoog Catharijne een pop-up bioscoop, waar je gratis De Ontmaagding van Eva van End kan kijken. En als dat al geen goede reden is, is de muzikale omlijsting van die avond dat zeker. Djurre draait voor en na de film plaatjes. Kom dus vanaf 20.30 uur langs! Meer info hier.



7/06/2013

awkward i soundtrack is conquering the USA


"He Was Like A Dream … Too Good To be True

De ontmaagding van Eva van End akaTHE DEFLOWERING OF EVA VAN END (along with its soundtrack by awkward i is now conquering the USA with its brand new flowery USA adapted cover … 

"Riveting ! ..." "Awesome ! …"


And for all our American friends that prefer to stay hoe and enjoy a good movie on their own good old couch, no worries there is home-delivery….

5/24/2013

A new song - a new video



Rock is the Road, I’m gonna walk!

Well, actually we could spend an endless amount of words telling you about the road we walk and the story behind this new song and why and how Djurre wrote it. And something about a painting in a museum and how we played it at the Parade and how suddenly whilst playing this song something happened to Djurre’s voice and Susanne her violin and how Diederik went crazy on the guitar…
These are the stories that could be told and will be told…

To be honest, the only thing you should do is listen to this new song and watch the brand new video Amsterdam Acoustics recorded of this brand new awkward i song. Enjoy!

3/16/2013

"There is no friend as loyal as a book"

"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end..."  
And yesterday a journey ended at Paradiso in Amsterdam; the final show of Djurre's tour with Bettie Serveert… With the memories of his adventures of nearly two months touring with the Betties through the Netherlands, he will be heading for Nijmegen today. A Nijmegen sizzling of whispers, words, poems, sentences, poetry and music. A city filled with literature like you can only find it during the one and only "Boekenfeest"… 

And like Hemingway used to say: 
"Today is only one day in all the days that will ever be. But what will happen in all the other days that ever come can depend on what you do today…" 

2/26/2013

awkward i traveling through the country



It was a busy week, last week Nijmegen, Utrecht, Den BoschAlmelo, Anderen... Sometimes on the road together with Bettie Serveert, sometimes on the road with The Deflowering of Eva van End and sometimes all by himself...  And Djurre's journey continues, here are all following Tour dates in order to keep him some company on his road or provide him a shelter for the night in case he has missed the last train... 

2/15/2013

Back on the road with Bettie

Foto by Oscar Anjewierden
Just back from his show at the Rietveld Theater in Delft, Djurre will hit the road again, together with Bettie Serveert... So try to catch him somewhere, somehow this weekend ... (you might wanna watch out for him in Zwolle and Lelystad...) And if you are lying in bed, sick and miserable, this is what your are going to miss out:
Foto by Oscar Anjewierden
Foto by Oscar Anjewierden

Foto by Oscar Anjewierden




2/14/2013

HAPPY VALENTINE's DAY!


And especially for this special day The Deflowering of Eva van End is released in the Dutch movie theaters all over the Netherlands... So grab your love and enjoy this movie and its soundtrack ;)... In case of any doubts read the reviews...! 


ENJOY your VALENTINE's DAY


2/08/2013

The best-kept pop-secret of the Netherlands; awkward i


Djurre and his soundtrack for the movie De ontmaagding van Eva van End in the Dagblad van het Noorden... 
And tonight he will play with Bettie Serveert at Podium Victorie in Alkmaar and tomorrow Poppodium Iduna in Drachten ... 
So if you want to escape the carnival around you, come along and discover "the best-kept pop-secret of the Netherlands; awkward i " - if we may believe Alkmaar Centraal ... ;)

2/06/2013

awkward i deflowers Filthy Entourage

As you all know, Djurre de Haan composed the soundtrack of the Dutch movie "De Ontmaagding van Eva van End" (The Deflowering of Eva van End). Starting from 14 February, The Deflowering of Eva van End can be watched in the Dutch movie theaters. So take your (secretly) beloved ones on a very special Valentine's date and enjoy a great movie with great music... 

Oh, and we have a very special pre-Valentine's gift to get you into the deflowering mood: With the Dutch release of The Deflowering of Eva van End, the movie's titeltrack My Filthy Entourage by awkward i will be release... 

And here is the free download of the song:


And here is the video-clip of My Filthy Entourage:


ENJOY!

1/20/2013

awkward i feat. Nikimuzieku Dutch music meets Indonesian music


awkward i Harmonizes Dutch, Indonesian Musical Traditions


Awkward i Harmonizes Dutch, Indonesian Musical Traditions
Katrin Figge | January 16, 2013
Musician Djurre de Haan and his band will collaborate with a gamelan orchestra this month. (Photo courtesy of Erasmus Huis)Musician Djurre de Haan and his band will collaborate with a gamelan orchestra this month. (Photo courtesy of Erasmus Huis)
Hailed by music critics as “one of Western Europe’s brightest new lights,” Dutch singer and songwriter Djurre de Haan and his band awkward i, will be part of a unique cross-cultural collaboration that will take place in Indonesia this month. 

Organized by the Dutch cultural center Erasmus Huis, awkward i will embark on a tour to Semarang, Jakarta and Bogor, accompanied for each show by Indonesian gamelan orchestra Nikimuzieku. 

The orchestra consists of students of the Soegijapranata Catholic University, Semarang, who are on a mission to keep Indonesian traditions — like wayang and gamelan — alive by making the arts more attractive to the younger generation. The students organize collaborations with contemporary musicians and traditional music groups from other countries, including Taiko drum players from Japan. 

Staying true to this concept, Nikimuzieku’s joint tour with awkward i seems like a natural choice. De Haan, who comes from Groningen in the northern part of the Netherlands, began his music career as a bass player in the band Alamo Race Track and Hospital Bombers, before releasing his first solo album “I Really Should Whisper” under the moniker awkward i in 2009. 

His debut was an instant success in the Netherlands, as he presented a fresh sound that combines meaningful lyrics with melodic depth, resulting in melancholy songs that leave a lasting impression. His sophomore effort “Everything On Wheels” followed two years later, but de Haan wasn’t flying solo anymore — his one-man project had grown into a full band and was lauded by critics and fans. 

“This singer-songwriter doesn’t whisper anymore, which is good, as each single note of ‘Everything On Wheels’ must be heard,” one Dutch music critic wrote.

In addition to the release of two successful albums, awkward i is also known for mesmerizing live performances. It is here that de Haan has the possibility to show his true talent: he proves to be versatile, as he owns the stage at all times — be it solo, accompanied only by his guitar or backed by his entire band. 

For this tour, a couple of songs from awkward i’s second album have been altered and made suitable for accompaniment by a gamelan orchestra, so the concerts will bring together Dutch and Indonesian cultures through music. 

The tour will begin on Friday in Semarang, Nikimuzieku’s home town, and continue to Jakarta and Bogor on Jan. 21 and 23, respectively.

awkward i feat. Nikimuzieku 

Jan.18, Semarang, Unika Soegijapranata, 7:30 p.m. 
Jan. 21, Jakarta, Erasmus Huis, 7:30 p.m. 
Jan. 23, Bogor, Auditorium Andi Hakim Nasution, 7:30 p.m. 

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1/10/2013

awkward i at EuroSonic 2013


Thursday, Friday and Saturday we will play shows during EuroSonic/Noorderslag 2013.
First show will be on Thursday 10 January at 21.15 at the Energy Stage.
Second show will be a SoLo show with only Djurre playing at 18.00 at the Energy Stage on Friday 11 January 2013.
Good news is that both shows do not require a EuroSonic-ticket, so you can just come by and support us without worrying about spending extra money.

And on Saturday, 12 January 2013, Djurre will also be playing during the award-show of the Ijzeren Podiumdier. Unfortunately this award-show is only on invitation.

Anyhow, see you somewhere in Groningen. Either at the Energy Stage or somewhere on the streets, when passing by!

1/07/2013

Djurre de Haan meets Hank Williams

The Day Hank Williams Died
Whilst we are busy preparing our gigs at EuroSonic 2013 and arranging the last bits and bobs for our tour in Indonesia, here's a something just for your pleasure. On New Year's Day Djurre played a few songs during the Hank Williams Tribute in Paradiso. And if we may believe the press, he delivered an amazing performance:
 "Djurre de Haan (awkward i) performed his fantastic own version of Ramblin' Man. With his tough and forceful voice, he made this sons his own and transformed Hank Williams sorrow into a battle song for the wandering man"...
We couldn't find a properly filmed version of Ramblin' Man, so here's Lost Highway:



1/04/2013

Indonesia di sini kita datang! INDONESIA here we come


Indonesia di sini kita datang !
Right after playing at Eurosonic Noorderslag 
and just before the IFFR where the Dutch release of De ontmaagding van Eva van End will take place, 
we will do a little tour through Indonesia accompanied by the gamelan orchestra Nikimuzieku and with the support of The Erasmushuis in Jakarta
These little things will happen in January 2013...
To be continued...

1/01/2013

12/11/2012

Djurre meets Beck and the Netherlands Wind Ensemble at De Wereld Draait Door


Last week Djurre and Diederik talked about Song Reader, the new album of Beck. Just descriptions abut them playing Beck, words written down and published in the NRC. No music to hear, no videos to watch. Many of you asked if there was any footage available of Djurre and Diederik playing "Old Shanghai". We had to disappoint each of you. But there is hope! Today's breaking news:
Djurre just returned back to the Netherlands between two shows in Germany and:
Tonight live at DWDD Djurre (awkward i), Marien (Moss) and Roosmarijn Reijmer are talking about Song Reader the new album of BeckAND for all waiting to HEAR and see; Djurre will be playing "Old Shanghai" with the one and only Nederlands Blazers Ensemble / Netherlands Wind Ensemble live on TV! So, turn on your TV at 19.25 Ned3 and enjoy ...

And to complete the whole story, this is how it sounds when Djurre plays "Old Shanghai" with the Netherlands Wind Ensemble: