'Orlando' is a music group formed around Dutch singer-songwriter Tessa Douwstra. After playing in several other bands and music projects (Wooden Saints is one of them), Tessa decided to form a band dedicated to performing her songs. Orlando was the result, emerging in December 2011 to embark upon an ambitious song writing and rehearsal schedule. From here they progressed quickly, forming a unique sound and performance style. By the end of 2012 their debut-album The Early Warning Company was released. This album received high praise from the press and was followed by a successful club tour. The music of Orlando is characterized as diverse pop-music with very strong folk influences. For this concert, Orlando will perform in Groningen as a trio.
Timothy J. Dowd is professor of sociology at Emory University (Atlanta). He specializes in cultural sociology, focusing on such issues as the evolving orchestral canon, the evolution of the recording industry, musician careers, and the state of music sociology. He was the Erasmus Chair for the Humanities (Rotterdam, 2007), and he is currently a Fulbright Specialist at the University of Amsterdam. He is also editor-in-chief of Poetics: Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, Media, and the Arts.
The humanities are diverse, dynamic, innovative and relevant to society. That is what we aim to show on Saturday September 14th, during the first Arts Festival!
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