an exceptional duo of voice and violin

Cloudfish - But is it Art ? Cloudfish - But is it Art ?
Cloudfish photo by Sander Foederer
Photo by Sander Foederer

Cloudfish is a duo of voice and violin. A blend of songs and improvisation, aiming for atmosphere and emotion.

Cloudfish consists of Hartog Eysman and Jasper le Clercq. They have developed a sixth sense for interplay, constantly reacting to each other. Their music evolves like a kaleidoscope.

Songs are never once played in the same way. Every version is a fresh exploration of the material. Where the adventure takes them is a surprise, a reinterpretation, a remix.

The result is like a film, made out of sound. Textures and layers are created by Le Clercq's violin loops and effects. Sometimes minimal, with small motifs just colouring the silence. Sometimes dramatic, with rhythms and melodies building up to a climax.

Cloudfish & Goda is a collaboration with dancer Goda Žukauskaitė (Lithuania). Music, dance and improvisation come together to bridge the space and connect with the audience in a playful yet meaningful way.
Cloudfish and Goda met during our 2021 album tour. While playing and improvising together we felt a strong connection immediately, so we wanted to perform more. To explore how movement, lyrics, music and sound effects can become one integral art form. Telling a story that can resonate with the audience.

Jasper le Clercq photo by Sander Foederer
Photo by Sander Foederer

Jasper le Clercq played 25 years in the Zapp4 string quartet. He also plays in theater productions like ‘Ausdauer’ for which he also composes.

De Volkskrant "Often with humor, sometimes moody and moving, but always original and accessible."
Hartog Eysman photo by Titia Hahne
Photo by Titia Hahne

Hartog Eysman released four solo albums as an indie singer-songwriter. In previous projects he sang jazz, soul and broken beats.

3voor12 "Transports the listener, over mountains high and valleys low"
Cloudfish - But is it Art?

But is it Art ? is an album to be heard like a story. Original songs mixed with improvisation create a musical landscape that is always changing. It can be quiet and intimate, dramatic or jubilant. But is it Art ? was recorded on location at Kultuurwerkplaats Oosterbeek, and mixed by Udo Pannekeet. Made with lots of fun and love, we hope you'll enjoy our music as much as we enjoyed playing and recording it.

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