The Seven Sirens | Michiel van Poelgeest
The Seven Sirens is a collection of modern classical instrumental pieces written and produced by Dutch composer Michiel van Poelgeest. He uses a combination of felt piano, orchestral elements and ambient textures to create intimate and - at times - otherworldly musical landscapes. The album’s strong narrative power derives its origin in Greek mythology, as the album title suggests. Being married to a classicist, this is hardly a surprise, says Michiel: “I’ve heard her tell those stories to my kids a million times, and they’ve always inspired me. Then, when I was writing this album, I was also reading Stephen Fry’s novel Mythos, which got me into mythology even more. I like to think that I transferred some of the narrative power of these ancient tales into The Seven Sirens”.
All tracks written and produced by Michiel van Poelgeest
Recorded in Leiden (NL), Berlin (GE) and Nice (FR)
Cello Recordings by Christophe Luciani
Mixed by Sam Jones at Studio Joneski
Mastered by Wessel Oltheten at Studio Spoor 14