Disturbed is a ambient electro acoustic collaboration between Paul van Kemenade ( altosaxophonist – composer – bandleader – organizer – producer) and Hans Timmermans aka Budha Building (electronic musician - gear jockey - producer)
Paul van Kemenade studied at the conservatories in Tilburg and Amsterdam and started in cabarets and nightclubs. Did play in a lot of national- and international bands such as Podium Trio (Wierbos-Van Kemenade-Kuiper), the Berlin Contemporary Jazz orchestra (Ed Thigpen, Kenny Wheeler, Benny Bailey), Contraband, Vaalbleek, the Surinam Music Ensemble, his Dutch quintet and many other bands.
Van Kemenade performed with dancers, poets, painters and international big bands.Tought hundreds of workshops and played and recorded with Jamaaladeen Tacuma, Cornell Rochester, David Murray, Sean Bergin, Markus Stockhausen, Niko Langenhuijsen, the Metropole Orchestra (Vince Mendoza), with the South African musicians Zim Ngqawana, Feya Faku, Sydney Mnisi, with the West African Les Frères Guissé, with David Linx, Eric Vloeimans, Han Bennink, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Pierre Blanchard, Aki Takase, Ernst Reijseger, Ray Anderson and many others. He worked on projects with symphony orchestras, brassbands, flamenco musicans, string ensembles and renaissance vocalists.
Budha Building is the brainchild of talented artist Hans Timmermans - a visionary creative who has spent the last 25 years creating edgy and diverse music with a truly unique feel. His sound is surprisingly diverse and incredibly appealing, combining powerful western influences with innovative electronic sounds and ethnic music, reflecting the artist’s international background.
Although based in Tilburg, The Netherlands, Hans was searching for his identity, and discovered he his ties to Indonesian heritage, which really allowed him to experiment with a peculiar combination of eastern influences and western music production values and aesthetics.
Throughout the span of his eclectic career, Budha Building has been performing internationally, developing a unique approach to ethno/ambient electronic music with a truly personable feel. Hans has a very “visual” modus operandi, leading to a very cinematic tones that might remind listeners of some exciting and diverse soundtrack work. The music is purely instrumental, with a very relaxing vibe. While his recordings are often considered lush and detailed, his live shows are more unpredictable and exciting, often greatly engaging the crowd, highlighting the key interactions between the musicians on stage and the audience on the floor.
released March 22, 2018
Hans Timmermans: Electronica
Paul van Kemenade: Altosax
Budha Building is Hans Timmermans way of developing music that, in the past 25 years, has grown out to be so much more than
just live performing. Although performing is a passion, the ambient ethno and mainly electronical sound that Budha Building stands for, grew in depth, making it an autonomic feature in films, danceperformances, presentations, tv and documentaries, cartoons and openings....more