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‘#5xTypical’ is a series of music based interviews with musicians by Karen van Gilst. What do musicians listen to? While cleaning, during sexy time or when working out? Do they have specific songs for specific moments? Or do they listen to music to influence their emotions?

5xtypical Kika Sprangers (saxophone)

"Because silence is important, and the world around us is full of colors and smells and sounds and beauty." - Shai Maestro (Piano)

On the go: Any salsa song!

I’m an ethereal fan of rhythm. That’s my first attraction, my most basic connection to music. For me salsa touches the core of my being, maybe something that has to do with the element of earth. The “extra” content (Lyrics, arrangement etc.) in salsa is important of course but for me it’s the rhythm that gets me.

Family vacation golden oldie: Count Basie orchestra with Ella Fitzgerald.

I remember listening to this album over and over again on a family trip to New Zealand. I was really obsessed with it for a long time. The simplicity, groove and intention in this album are just spectacular in my opinion .

When I feel happy and Sad: James Blake - I never learnt to share

Why both happy and sad? Sadness and happiness always co-exist. Yin and Yang. So this so resonates with me in many different times and moods.

Never gets tired of: John Coltrane - A love Supreme

I don't think this one needs explanation.

When I feel on top of the world: Silence. No music.

Because silence is important, and the world around us is full of colors and smells and sounds and beauty. If I feel on top of the world,  I just have to look around. It’s all there all the time.  

Kika Sprangers

After the concert at Lantaren Venster a couple of weeks ago, I arranged a meeting with Shai Maestro. I got to ask him a couple of questions and shot a group portrait of his trio.  

It was the first time I got the answer "Silence. No music", to one of my questions. Is silence underrated nowadays?