Artvark Saxophone Quartet & Nyk de Vries

Harmonious and at the same time bleak and growling. Artvark and poet Nyk de Vries alternate between raw and poetic in Tagelyk. Tagelyk, Frisian for ‘simultaneously’, brings together two worlds in surprising ways, spoken word and music. De Vries’ lyrics form a mosaic of characters and events in which the once rather seedy Rotterdam peninsula of Katendrecht is linked to the equally headstrong Frisian village of Zwaagwesteinde, where Nyk’s mother grew up. In spring 2023, Tagelyk will be released as an album and book in one. This will be followed by a series of live concerts. Tagelyk came about at the initiative of and in cooperation with Poetry International.

Writer/poet Nyk de Vries is a literary performer and former poet from Frysl├ón. In his work, he likes to combine poetry with music and images. His latest collection ‘Asman’ was accompanied by a series of much-viewed poetry films. Earlier, his novel ‘Renger’ won him the Piter Jelles Literature Prize. As part of the European poetry platform Versopolis, Nyk regularly performs abroad. Recently, the documentary ‘NYK’ was released at broadcaster NPO2.