The Gift Of Live

by Rene Van Helsdingen


A digital animation of 22 flash photography images taken by Ramses van Veldhuisen.
Music composed by Rene van Helsdingen.
A poem by Mark Edward Fuller.

HM005, 2023

• Helsdingen trio was recorded on November 21, 2021 at the Marzi Recording Studio, Riccione, Italy. Engineer Dani L. Marzi.
• Lain Barbier was recorded on June 3, 2022 at Studio Lain’s place, Arnhem, the Netherlands.
• Teije ter Maat and Jane Proove were recorded respectively on June 1, 2022 and May 27, 2022 at Studio Theemsweg, Amsterdam, engineer: Efraim Trujillo.
• Luluk Purwanto was recorded in December 2022 at Luluk home studio, Munich, Germany.
• Mark Alban Lotz was recorded on May 28, 2022 at Mark’s home studio, Zeist, The Netherlands.

• Final mixing and mastering at the Marzi Recording Studio, Riccione, Italy. Engineer: Dani L. Marzi.
• Video Editing and Animation: Rene van Helsdingen. Production: © Helsdingen Music 2023, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

An ‘Orb’ is an optical phenomenon resulting in typically circular artifacts on an image, due to the camera’s flash being reflected from unfocused motes of dust, water droplets, or other particles in the air or water. Ramses perfected shooting in low-light scenes when the camera’s flash is used.