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A.k.a. Nico van de Poel, Sjaak Sterk

Dutch EM duo from Limburg (NL). On 14 October 1995 at Schrieversheide Public Observatory was opened the exhibition "Art in Space". This exhibition showed oil paintings of Dutch space-art painter Sjaak Strek (from Eygelshoven). On the occasion of the opening Sjaak Strek gave a live performance of 'cosmic music' with musical colleague Nico van de Poel (from Landgraaf) .. Sjaak Sterk has always been inspired by the universe, both in his painting and in his music. Of which live performance is a recording made ​​which appeared as the first CD of this Limburg duo. Sjaak Strong and Nico van de Poel will now be known as 'Starkey' and the CD was given the title "Space Art". The cover of the CD is adorned with pictures of the special action of October 1995 and by photographs of paintings by Sjaak Strek. Both men say that there is a trade: the music is inspired by the paintings and the paintings are inspired by the music. And the wonder of the universe, the cosmos, runs like a thread through it. The data release of this unique CD on December 14, 1996, from that day the CD is on sale in the museum shop of the Observatory. Also, they regularly show the video clips with multimedia show with music of the first three songs from the CD...

Popular Tracks   
Experience - Starkey Remix on In A Time Lapse by Ludovico Einaudi
Satie: Gnossienne No.1 - Starkey Remix on re:works - EP by Pascal Rogé & Kate Simko & The London Electronic Orchestra
Walk - Starkey Remix on In A Time Lapse by Ludovico Einaudi
New Cities (feat. Kiki Hitomi) on Ear Drums and Black Holes by Starkey
This Orient - Starkey Remix on Collected Reworks by Foals
Skytoucher - Starkey Remix on Love Death Immortality by The Glitch Mob
Drop - Starkey Remix on Elements by Ludovico Einaudi
OK Luv on Ear Drums and Black Holes by Starkey
Command on Command by Starkey
Pleasure Points on Ear Drums and Black Holes by Starkey

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Space In ArtStarkey1996Album
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