Aug 30 2023 5:49 PM
Newspaper clippings

As a prelude to the concert on Christiansø, Bornholms Tidende has published a short notice about the concert in Gongladen. It's in danish, but here's a translation:

Multimedia show in the tower

Yesterday, Christiansø artist Ste van Holm had premiere of his latest multimedia show in Gongladen in Rødby, and on Saturday 9 September at 8:30 p.m. the work will be performed at a home concert in Store Tårn on Christiansø, says a press release which continues:
The tower will be filled with sound, light and film in a show, that visually resembles Kraftwerk or Jean-Michel Jarre in mini format, while the music has more in common with Mike Oldfield and Pink Floyd.
The concert is organized in collaboration with Christiansø Administration, why there will be free admission.
Ste van Holm is one of the musicians whose name does not resonate with the general population, but whose work you have - with reasonable probability - heard anyway, since the artist has provided music for series of documentaries on DR, such as  "When two genders are not enough" and  "Panic before closing time" - and helped with the creation of albums with names like Michael Falch, Big Fat Snake, Mike Tramp, F-A-R, Heatherhill and more.
Ste van Holm has also made the films "Traumfestival" and "Die Intonatore" with and about the German industrial pioneers Einstürzende Neubatuen, as well as directed music videos for King Crimsons' Trey Gunn and further released eight solo albums in various genres from progressive rock to pop, disco, ambient and industrial.

Aug 28 2023 7:12 AM
The mini tour kicks off at Gongladen

Saturday august 26th the mini tour premiered at Gongladen, Rødby, Denmark.
The concert took place at an old barn that had a lot of rustic windows. This made for an amazing ambience as the sun went down, but unfortunately it disturbed our stage lighting.

The approach for this concert was different than all my earlier concerts, which has had a more standard rock/pop setup. For a long time I have wanted to try something new, so for this show I've decided to employ a more electronic sound. This is the first concert I've held with no live drumming. It is also the first time I've decidedto play the Chapman Stick instead of guitar.

With me on stage were Tanja Hollerup on vocals and Jesper H. Petersen on bass. Both have been with me since my very first concert. A new addition to the band were Anders Frey on guitar. Anders and I have been working on a lot of different projects these past few years. Anders joined me on stage for 'The Jackdaw' when we played a gig on Fanoe in 2017, but this was the first time we played a full show together.

Another first I am very excited about, is the use of lasers. I have always had a fascination with lasers, and having them is an integral part of my concerts is a dream come true. The light- and laser show was designed by Mikkel Møller Larsen of FOCUS Events. Mikkel did the lights for my show a Hundested Kino in 2019, and I am very happy to work with him again.