Bardo State consists of the duo Frank Wijn and Dorian Broekhuyse. Frank is the son of
Jan Wijn; a famous Dutch concert pianist, while Dorian
attended the conservatory in Amsterdam and has a background in pop and dance music. Dorian used
to work with Jocelyn Brown, Victoria Wilson James
(Soul II Soul) and George Clinton during the ninetees. Raised on musical
influences such as Satie, Ravel & Saint-Saëns, the Dutch
twosome are also inspired by contemporary composers like Arvo Pärt and Philip Glass. They
compose music that is best described as a crossover between pop and classical music. Bardo State
works with various classical and pop vocalists, both male and female, including Jo Lemaire and Kevin
Mark Trail (The Streets). They use classical
themes and traditional folk music to base their music on.
Bardo State started producing in 2004 and their debut album Mariposa was released in 2008. Their album Mariposa has been reviewed in national as well as in international magazines. Bardo State has among others remixed Radiohead and covered David Bowie and Kate Bush. One of their tracks, "Kosovo", was the soundtrack of the Hollywood film Jekyll and Hyde. Many songs of Bardo State have been licensed for several compilations, such as the "Buddha Bar"- and the "Supperclub" compilations. Two of their singles, "Paradis" and "This Is Not America", were regularly played at Radio 2 (Netherlands) and "Sospiro" was used for a performance by contestants in the Italian TV show Amici.
For the dying individual, the bardo is the period of the afterlife that lies in between two different incarnations. A good explanation of the word can be found at the wikipediapage bardo. In January 2010 United Recordings went Bankrupt. All handling, rights and communication concerning Bardo State have been taken over by Bardo State Music.
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