Nocturnal (2018)


Nocturnal is an album of an improvisation concert, performed and live recorded in the middle of the night.

As the dusk falls
It slowly takes away the power of the sun,
Waiting for another day

As the distant sounds of a freight train slip away
If you could shut down all the street lights
You would enjoy the airglow when the night arrives

These moments of silence make you think
A return to yourself, reflecting on your anima
Reminiscing all the dolor that has passed
Where you came from
Not to look back in anger
Looking onward to the future
Always carrying a little piece with you

As the rain begins to fall
It is time to head back inside
Light up a little, everything will be alright
It is time for a lullaby

Slip into a vast dream
Like a mirage, a mind twist
Being something you are not in real life or…

Awaken suddenly

Just let me be

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Qope is pianist Bart Koop

Born 1984 in Almelo, in to a musical family, music has been a daily influence since his childhood. He started playing piano at the age of 7. At that age he wanted to play keyboard but his parents convinced him to start classically training the piano instead, giving him a much better musical base. He keeps on playing the piano ever since. 

In 1998 he started experimenting with samples, synthesizers, composing and improvisations until 2003. Since 2007 he has been playing in bands, playing synths, piano and electric piano. Over the years the main focus kept on being the piano.

After recording the Paper Motion debut album in 2016 he was asked to work on his first solo work. This resulted in his first solo album Nocturnal. Recorded and improvised live it is the first album to be released under the TRPTK Live label.

Bart takes his inspiration from the likes of Max Richter, Jóhann Jóhannsson, Bill Evans to name a few.

photo: provided by the label TRPTK

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Nocturnal (2018)


    KEF Loudspeakers -

QOPE is kind of like Nils Frahm meets Bugge Wesseltoft. It's very atmospheric. More and more, I personally like this minimalist abstract music which builds. It's the kind of music I can just sink into.

Johan Coorg, KEF Loudspeakers[read full review]

Nocturnal (2018)


Cables: Furutech Custom Microphone Cables - Furutech LineFlux XLR - Furutech NanoFlux NCF
Digital Converters: Merging Technologies Hapi
Mastering Engineer: Brendon Heinst
Microphones: Sonodore RCM-402
Preamp: Sonodore MPA-502
Recording Engineer: Brendon Heinst
Speakers: KEF Blade Two, KEF LS50 Active Balanced

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