A WA KE, Sabine van Baaren and Mark Joggerst
“Remember who you are”
„Music which enchants our soul with a smile“
Mystical, melodic, magical – purely heart opening
Sometimes you hear a song and are immediately touched by it. Or you feel that a voice reaches even the most distant corners of your heart and lays itself onto the soul like a soothing balm.
Sabine van Baaren from The Netherlands has such a voice.
This is probably due to her specific characteristics. She combines her gifts as a healer with her musical talent and has access to an unbelievable range of sounds, which gently touch the deepest emotional and soul levels of the listeners.
On the piano: Mark Joggerst,
highly appreciated pianist, conductor and film composer convinces through his extreme sensitivity and gentle, loving access to the hidden world of feeling of his listeners.
His filigree playing of the piano is many-levelled, melodic and artfully improvised. Skillfully he carries Sabine van Baarens voice through picturesque sceneries of sound.
„beautiful....and haunting. I feel almost cleansed when listening.“
The two artists met each other 2005 during a research project of a teaching hospital regarding sound and healing. Whilst composing together the musical spark ignited even when the first bars were played and the desire arose, to bring the energy of their joint music onto the stage.
Their music tells tales of longing for inner peace, comfort and warmth.
Sensitive songs, unique shared improvisations which are born moment by moment and sung in a mystical language of the soul. Deeply impressive as well as joyful, relaxing and thoughtful passages are created spontaneously.
„What makes a distinct difference between this music and anything else ever heard before are especially the improvisations. The magic of such artful improvisation can be experienced on this CD (Remember Who You Are).
Who can open up to this will be able to enter realms of powerful calm and true slowing-down.“
Sabine van Baaren and Mark Joggerst master the art of letting the listeners dive into the depths of their-selves again by means of this deeply moving music.
They feel the vibrations of the audience and utilize the inspiration in order to restore their listeners inner harmony.
„I can only recommend their music to all those whose heart yearn to awaken a bit more every day“
Sabine van Baaren,
born 1960 in Baarn / Netherlands
Sabine van Baaren is the daughter of a music producer. Her home environment was an artistic one, and that home shifted periodically from her native Holland to Belgium and France.
Her professional singing career began at the tender age of eight, as she participated in the studio with Herman van Veen and Corry Brokken.
1983 she arrived in Germany, where she began to live and work as a full-time professional singer and musician. She was the founder of „VOCALEROS“, a multi-cultural A-Capella-Group and released two CD´s with them followed by placement in the CD charts, countless national and international concerts and festival performances, i.e. Leverkusener Jazztage, North Sea Festival and also in Taiwan.
She has composed many songs for other artist and has graced the concerts, musicals and recordings of various esteemed colleagues from all over the world, such as Jon Lord, Pe Werner, Trio Rio, Charlie Mariano, Phil Carmen, Fury in the Slaughterhouse, Winnie Hsin, Peter Kraus, Purple Schulz, Sydney Youngblood, Mick Karn, Miguel Rios, to name just a few.
2005 she recorded her first solo CD “Whatever Comes” with co-arranger Matthias Kraus and invited wonderful guests such as saxophone-player Charlie Mariano, drummer Bert Smaak and her formal „Vocaleros“ co-singer, Stephan Scheuss. She played solo concerts on various stages, finally, missing the interaction of a musical partner, she found her Dream Musician in Mark Joggerst, with whom she started their project “A WA KE".
In all of those years which she spent in Germany she was also very passionately inspired by spiritual themes and learned many forms of mediation that led to begin with the laying on of hands for her clients. This gift and form of work extended to her voice as well and therefore gave birth to a unique and very special form of art which is deeply moving and reaches far beyond obviously perceivable realms. She has been bringing this individual art out into the world for several years now, both on stage and as a healer.
born 1971 in Offenburg / Germany
He studied piano at the music conservatory Cologne (Germany) and composition at the Berklee College in Boston (USA).
From the age of 16 he performed with many international artists and with his own projects. Between 2006 and 2010 he conducted Queen´s rock musical “We Will Rock You” in the Musical Dome Cologne, the Raimund Theatre Vienna and the Apollo Theatre Stuttgart.
When he plays the piano he loves to create sensitive soundscapes as well as deep melancholic and intimate moments. This musical approach brought him to film music where he composed more than 30 film scores and numerous soundtracks for international advertising campaigns over the past years. He sees himself as a painter using musical colors and emotions to create sounding images. In this way he also worked as orchestra arranger with many international artist such as Jason Mraz, Joe Pesci, Arturo Sandoval, Jimmy Scott, Patti Austin, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Madeleine Peyroux, Monica Mancini, David Sanborn, Rene Olstead, James Moody, Joey DeFrancesco, Bob Mintzer, Charlie Mariano, Kenny Barron and many others.