Braille Satellite 2018

Hessel Veldman

Y Create || Forbidden Photographs aka Hessel Veldman (1956) is a musician, composer and radio-producer. An early fascination with electronic audio devices from the beginning of the 1970s, in combination with a preference for writing and performing extremely idiosyncratic music, have created a wide range of experimental music and radio productions.

For the Dutch broadcasting company VPRO, Hessel produced his first experimental solo work ‘I Can Hear Trumpets?’ (1980). During the Holland Festival of 1983 in Amsterdam, ‘Portable Vaudeville’ with Willem de Ridder was created. Four nights in a row this sound-poetry show was presented in the Schouwburg in Amsterdam. Under the name FNTC many experimental radio plays were made during the 80s and 90s and broadcasted worldwide.

Via his private cassette label Exart (1982-1995), music albums and video productions were released under all kinds of artists-names (including Y Create, Forbidden Photographs, Gorgonzola Legs, Austin & Kelly). And since the last few years, after the release of the CD ‘Madadayo’ in 2004 on EE Tapes, Hessel regularly performs solo or together with other like-minded artists on special request. In Vilnius, Hessel Veldman will do an exclusive solo performance under the name Y Create Forbidden Photographs; a real time noise-improvisation with tapes and prepared guitar. Plus an extra Y Create Greatest Hits DJ-set.