Musician and poet Alabaster dePlume was Le Guess Who? 2021’s Artist in Residence and can be described as many things: a cleric of the written word, a maverick of sound, a conductor of communion. He garnered a substantial breakthrough in 2020 with his gorgeous compilation album ‘To Cy & Lee: Instrumentals Vol. 1’, a collection of improvisational recordings that delineate the human experience of profoundly connecting through music.
Following the release of the album, Alabaster dePlume performed live at TivoliVredenburg’s Ronda during Le Guess Who? 2021 and we're very happy to now share the audio of the full performance at the festival:
Le Guess Who? Recordings
The publication of this recording is part of Le Guess Who?’s ongoing expansion of the festival’s recordings archive, with 50+ recordings from past editions now freely available online. It contains audio and/or video recordings of Suuns, The Microphones, FLOHIO, Girl Band, Deerhunter, Makaya McCraven, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Beverly Glenn-Copeland, Neneh Cherry, Mount Eerie, Selda Bağcan and many more.
Captured on Saturday, 13 November 2021 at TivoliVredenburg's Ronda during Le Guess Who? 2021
Recorded by Marc Broer & Vera Kraaijkamp
Mixed by Marc Broer
Photography by Ben Houdijk