soft arrival of a glimmering hope (extract)

HA!Man (Francois le Roux) · Soft Arrival Of A Glimmering Hope (extract) extract from a live event in Hermanus. opens with atmospheric whistling and echoing bells. this sets the tone for a sensitive roll on strings, which is recorded and replayed, to be joined by the cello. all improvised, of course.  by HA!Man / 30 … Continue reading soft arrival of a glimmering hope (extract)

turnaround (extract)

HA!Man (Francois le Roux) · Turnaround Extract   in jazz, the term "turnaround" refers to a harmonic sequence that turns on itself over and over. here i took the sequence of I-vi-ii-V and have an ensemble of four play with it. having fun with it. by HA!Man / 2630 October 2020 TO LISTEN TO THE … Continue reading turnaround (extract)

prelude to the fire (open release)

HA!Man (Francois le Roux) · Prelude To The Fire (open release) inspired by Bach, by the fires running crazily wild in California and the cinematic possibilities of apocalypse. harpsichord, strings, choir, boomer and slicks and clunks raise fists together in a relentless forward flow by HA!Man | 19 Sept 2020 --------------------------------------- THIS IS AN OPEN … Continue reading prelude to the fire (open release)

plasticcimo (extracts-medley)

symphonic ensemble moves through a varied landscape of gentleness, rhythmic exuberance and celebration, playing with impure harmonies to depict the sad beauty of abandoned plastics left to play and decorate nature in the wind by HA!Man / 26 July 2020 HA!Man (Francois le Roux) · Plasticcimo Extracts-Medley TO LISTEN TO THE FULL TRACK -and  receive … Continue reading plasticcimo (extracts-medley)

opening drone and a piece called thank you (extracts)

strong atmospheric opening, linked through whistling to a recording called "thank you" (strings) with piano added in Mozart (or Rachmaninov?) adagio fashion. live event, Johannesburg  by HA!Man  | 31 May 2017 https://soundcloud.com/francoisthehaman/opening-drone-and-a-piece-called-thank-you-extract   TO LISTEN TO THE FULL TRACK - and  receive regular new releases, as well as many more catalogued videos, music tracks, writings, … Continue reading opening drone and a piece called thank you (extracts)

Die Spook Van Donkergat (extract)

poem and keyboard playing improvised on request from an audience member: the theme given was "die spook van donkergat" (the ghost from Dark Hole) - the title of some Afrikaans radio series of long ago by HA!Man  | 20 July 2018 https://soundcloud.com/francoisthehaman/die-spook-van-donkergat-extr TO LISTEN TO THE FULL TRACK - and  receive regular new releases, as … Continue reading Die Spook Van Donkergat (extract)