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April 15 - Sept 24 “MLD
SPOT Stage Bus Jazz Tour 2016”
- performances in 16 cities on Java, Bali and Sumatra, Indonesia on the
Stage Bus featuring the Mp3trio, with Benny Mustafa, Taufan Goenarso,
Kevin Yosua, Jeffrey Tahalele, Brian Batie. During the tour many famous
Indonesian artists were invited to perform including Barry Likumahuwa,
Yura Yunita, Eva Celia and many others.
2015 Sept 11 - Nov 29: “MLD SPOT presents Stage Bus Jazz Tour 2015” -32 performances in 24 cities throughout Jawa and Bali, Indonesia on the Stage Bus. Jazz Music performances, Stand-up comedy and food truck festival sponsored by MLDSpot. Featuring the mp3trio, Rene van Helsdingen, piano; Benny Mustafa, drums; Jeffrey Tahalele, Bass. Special guests performing with the mp3trio include: Kevin Yosua, Inna Kamarie, Davina Raja, Bonita Adi, Syaharani, Rieka Roslan, Tiyo Alibasjah, Ireng Maulana, Matthew Sayersz, Dewa Budjana, Margie Segers, Dira Sugandi, Oele pattiselanno, Yura Yunita, Sandhy Sondoro, Tompi and many others.
2012 MP3TRIO – l’Eau, CD/DVD combination released by Demajors in Jakarta – demajors Independent Music Industry (DIMI), Jakarta. Catalogue nr: DIMI 234. Release date: August 2012/. Cover printed in Jakarta
2010 Recording and production of the Mp3trio - Concept: / no names, no profiles, no biographies / For his latest CD & video series Rene teamed up with French photographer Christophe Agou (using Agfa b&w expired film and rangefinder cameras) and Dutch camera man Martijn van Beenen (using 3 x Canon DSLR 7dDFA Records). Rene set himself the challenge to radically make a change and to create a visual presentation for a new musical concept entitled: mp3trio. No names – no bios - no profiles - just a band, a treeo where roots and minds intertwine. The footage in all of the 14 clips don’t show any faces and titles. The recordings were done at the Bennett Studios, Englewood, New Jersey and mixed at the Farmsound Studio, Heelsum.
The title song:”l’Eau won the First prize in the jazz catagory of the 100% Music Songwriting Contest, an annual contest that awards songwriters from all over the World. The album features Essiet Okon Essiet on bass and Marcello Pellitteri on drums and a special appearance by bassist Ted Trimble.
Friendship, official release of A book online
2009 Festival Management/ program direction: JakArt @ 2009 , International Arts Cultural & Educational Festival/ 30 Oct - 8 Nov, JakArt Special Project: Young in 60 Cities, the embodiment of 2 disciplines: Photography and fashion. Exhibition, fashion shows, photo shoots, Italian Art rock, workshops (including a FORUM and DISCUSSION, Organized in collaboration with UNESCO Jakarta - Highlighting the role of youth in establishing peace) and several performances of the mp3trio at the Grand Indonesia Shopping Town, Jakarta, Indonesia, featuring Benny Mustafa van Diest, Yance Manusama. “Young in 60 Cities” is the result of a photo competition, ITFPC
Organization and coordination of the ITFPC (International Teen Fashion
Photo Competition) April 1 - Oct 27.
2008 Festival Management/ program direction: JakArt @ 2008 , International Arts Cultural & Educational Festival/ 1 - 30 Aug; forbidden forgotten forsaken - Reality begins where Fantasy ends/ IF Imaginary Festival http://www.jakart.info .
Jakarta was transformed into the ‘cultural city’ of the world featuring real imaginary, real, and imaginary real events.
Discussions, interviews, commentaries, write-ups, critiques etc of these imaginary events were published on the radio, television and in the printed and electronic media. A special imaginary news paper, DAILY IF, was created by local artists and a 500 page program consisting of hundreds of posters of imaginary events designed by Rene was printed as a limited edition on the first day of the festival.
ASAH Indonesian Tour II/ March 25 - May 19, Ideas and concept by Mikhail
2007 Recordings and Production of “Aysha” the Double CD: Luluk Purwanto & the Helsdingen Trio featuring: Marcello Pellitteri and Essiet Okon Essiet/ recorded and mixed at the Farmsound Studio, Heelsum, The Netherlands / Released by Munich Records BMECD501 - dedicated to our Mothers and to the Mothers of all the children in the world.
Luluk Purwanto & the New Generation.
- Concert series, Aug 24 - Sep 11
Performance at the Java Jazz Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia - March 4th /
Celebrations of the Birthday of Henry - the skipper - Franklin / Oct 1
2005 May 1 - Sept 25: “TULIPS 2005” …. 60TH ANNIVERSARY FRIENDSHIP TOUR - 100 stage bus performances in 76 cities throughout 10 provinces and 3 territories of Canada, offered in the spirit of peace and international friendship as a tribute to Canadian veterans on the sixtieth anniversary of the Netherlands’ liberation. Luluk Purwanto & the Helsdingen Trio featuring Essiet Okon Essiet , Marcello Pellitteri and Sylvia Cuenca. Initiated, designed and organized by Rene in cooperation with the Canadian Tulip Festival, Ottawa, The Royal Netherlands Embassy, Ottawa and JakArt @ 2005 International Arts Cultural and Educational Festival. Supported by the Canadian Ministry of Veteran Affairs. The tour was documented and published in an internet book on line.
2004 March 19: Performances at the Pattaya Music Festival, Thailand: Luluk Purwanto & the Helsdingen Trio featuring, Benny Mustafa van Diest and Benny Likumahuwa
Production of a DVD: 'Impressions of a Tour' / Mahabharata Jazz & Wayang
2004 Festival à la Carte / May 20 – June 20, 2004 (150 events throughout 14 cities in Java and Bali – Indonesia) Management, coordination of The Stage Bus I, and performances. Organized by JakArt @ 2004 International Arts Cultural and Educational Festival
2004 Aug 14 - 25 Jazz from Holland / The Stage Bus at the Olympics. Luluk Purwanto _ the Helsdingen Trio featuring Essiet Okon Essiet, Marcello Pellitteri and Jesse van Ruller . 14 concerts during the Olympic games in Athens, Greece
2004 Aug 11 - Sept 11: The Stage Bus from Indonesia - Festival à la Carte - 40 artists from Indonesia, West Africa, Denmark, Holland, America and Greece, 110 performances, touring 13 cities, seven districts of the region of Peloponese, in southern mainland Greece on the occasion of the Olympic and Paralympic Games of Athens 2004, and in the framework of the Cultural Olympiad and in the spirit of the educational agreement between Indonesia and Greece, the Government of Indonesia presents The Stage Bus. Supported and organized by JakArt @ 2004 International Arts Cultural & Educational Festival.
2004 Sep 19-26 Jazz from Holland / The Stage Bus in Greenwich. /4 performances at the Riverfront Jazz Festival: Luluk Purwanto & the Helsdingen Trio featuring Essiet Okon Essiet and Marcello Pellitteri. a Dutch Cultural Presentation
2003 February 1: the spirit of peace / Performance at the Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta with the Indonesian Art Orchestra, conducted by Dwiki Dharmawan and Singgih Sanjaya featuring vocalists Anggun, Trie Utami, Edo Kondolit, Luluk Purwanto, the Paduan Suara Mahasiswa Universitas Gajahmada choire, ISI Ethnic Ensemble -gamelan orchestra.
Management, JakArt @ 2003 , International Arts Cultural & Educational
Festival in commemoration of the birthday of Jakarta. 600 events at over
200 locations in Jakarta, Indonesia. The festival program included an
exhibition at the National Museum Jakarta entitled: Homage to the Eternal
Creativity of the Human Race. A comprehensive chronological Educational
Exposition of the most important examples of art produced throughout human
history around the world, from the cave dweller to the present, in the
form of museum replicas in an “atmospheric” context. The exhibition was
opened by Mr. Koichiro Matsuura, Director General Unesco 2003. Rene was in
charge of research and development in cooperation with students and
lecturers at the Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities,
University of Indonesia, Depok, Jakarta.
2003 MAHABHARATA JAZZ AND WAYANG tour 2003, Indonesian American Dutch Cross cultural promotion tour, 'Luluk Purwanto & The Helsdingen Trio', 20 concerts in Jawa and Bali in combination with Indonesian Shadow Puppets featuring: Marcello Pellitteri, Essiet Okon Essiet and Luluk Purwanto, Nanang HaPe, Kiki Dunung, Soled Saryanto, I ketut Budiyasa, Aart Marcus, Martijn van Beenen. Performances at Universities, Cultural Heritage Sites and Village centers. Sponsored by Djarum Super and Supported by ,US Embassy Jakarta, NL EMbassy Jakarta, Indonesian Embassy, The Hague. and JakArt @2003
2003 Production and Editing of a Film and DVD, Mahabharata Jazz and Wayang. Camera: Martijn van Beenen. Duration 150 Minutes. for Indonesian Television sponsored by Djarum Super. (see 2004 Production of a DVD) The performances were filmed life on several different locations in Java and Bali Indonesia.
2002/ 2003 Recordings for new release and production of a Video Clip: 'Brushes' (CD/ and CD- Brushes The Clip, Munich Records BMECD368) featuring: Luluk Purwanto, Essiet Okon Essiet, Marcello Pellitteri. Recorded in New York and the Netherlands. The recording includes an life 6 minute music video with rotating drum stage designed by Aart Marcus and filmed by Martijn van Beenen. (CDRom, Brushes the Clip)
2002 BORN FREE USA tour 2002, Indonesian American Dutch Cross cultural promotion tour, 'Luluk Purwanto & The Helsdingen Trio', 70 concerts- USA featuring: Marcello Pellitteri, Essiet Okon Essiet and Luluk Purwanto. Performances at 45 Universities in 24 States of America. Supported by JakArt @2002, UNESCO, US Embassy Jakarta, NL EMbassy Jakarta, Indonesian Embassy, to the Holy See Rome.
2002 Organisation and performance: Life TV Production for JakArt @2002 on June 22nd – Performance of Luluk Purwanto & the Helsdingen trio, life from the Brooklyn Bridge in New York: Birthday wishes to the city of Jakarta broadcasted by TVRI Jakarta / in cooperation with the Voice of America.
World release by ZEBRA ACOUSTIC RECORDS, 'Luluk' - Born Free
2001 LULUK.COM tour 2001, 'Luluk Purwanto & The Helsdingen Trio', 24 concerts- Europe featuring: Luluk Purwanto, Marcello Pellitteri, Essiet Okon Essiet, Billy Cobham and Luluk Purwanto, including Germany, Holland, Suisse, Poland.
2001 Festival Management, JakArt @ 2001 , International Arts Cultural & Educational Festival in commemoration of the birthday of Jakarta. Over 350 events, ranging from world-class international performances and exhibitions to public art and spontaneous expression, in 150 venues, ranging from the conventional to the alternative, all within the frame of one month.
2000 Building of the New Stage Bus by visual artist Aart Marcus.
2000 For the promotion of the CD, Born Free, and the new Stage Bus, a music video was produced on CD-Rom ( Film 2000 - 4 Musicians in Paris, Spring 2000 and Lir-ilir video-clip, Munich Records BMWCD296) featuring: Marcello Pellitteri, Essiet Okon Essiet. Camera: Martijn van Beenen.
1999 Official release of the CD: Born Free. (Munich records, BMMCD296)
1999 BORN FREE' 99 'Luluk Purwanto & The Helsdingen Trio', ( Donald Dean, Henry Franklin) 120 Concerts tour - Europe : including Jazz à Ramatuelle (France) Montreux Jazz Fest. (Suisse), Copenhagen Jazz Fest. (Denmark), Arhus Jazz Fest. (Denmark), Ålandia Jazz Fest. (Finland), Edinburg Jazz Fest. (Scotland), Sandviken Jazz Fest. (Sweden), Rotweil Jazz Fest. (Germany), and Django Reindhardt Jazz Fest. (France), Jazz a Mulhouse (France), A-Trane Jazz Club in Berlin, Domicil Jazz Club in Dortmund.
1999 'BORN FREE' Australia 'Luluk Purwanto & The Helsdingen Trio', ( Victor de Boo, Belinda Moody) 20 Concerts tour - Australia: including The Basement in Sydney, Adelaide Jazz Fest., Darwin, Katherine, Port Hedland, Perth, Albany, Melbourne, Euroa, Canberra, Kiama, Tamworth, Toowooba. (Australia tour organized by Australia Northern Europe Liaisons, Henk van Leeuwen) Supported by the Dutch Fonds voor Podiumkunsten.
1998 Recording for new release: 'Born Free' (CD/ with CD-Rom Bonus track, Munich Records BMMCD296) featuring Essiet Okon Essiet, Marcello Pellitteri. Recorded in New York and Holland. The recording includes an 8 minutes music video.
1997 'THE STAGE BUS' Indonesia 97, (LA Lights Tour) 35 Concert tour Java and Bali, Indonesia, with The Stage Bus: Australian - Dutch - Indonesian Cultural Promotion tour sponsored by PT. Djarum, Co- sponsored by National TV and Radio and Press (Jakarta-Jakarta). featuring: Victor de Boo, Belinda Moody. Including Concerts at Universities, Art Centers,a performance at the Borobudur Temple, The Sultan's - Palace in Yogyakarta, Denpasar Art Centre, Solo Art Centre, Bandung,Cirebon, Bogor, Jakarta, Surabaya, Malang, Purwokerto, Salatiga, Semarang, Nusa Dua etc.
1996-1997 1996 THE STAGE BUS' Australia, 25 Concerts tour - with the Stage Bus featuring: 1997 Victor de Boo, Belinda Moody: Australian - Dutch - Indonesian Cultural- Promotion tour incl. Melbourne Art Festival, Adelaide, Albury, Canberra, The Rocks - Sydney Brisbane, Kuranda, Mount Isa, Tunarama Art Fest. - Port Lincoln, Darwin. This tour was organized in Co-operation with Australia Northern Europe Liaisons, Henk van Leeuwen.
1996 'THE STAGE BUS' 96, 100 Concerts tour - Europe featuring: Donald Dean, Marcello Pellitteri, Henry Franklin, Kent Brinkley, including: Jazz Fest. Vienna, Impuls Fest. Bregenz (Austria), 400 Days of Gorzow (Poland), Kristianstad Jazz Fest., Falkenberg Jazz Dahar (Sweden), Jazz Fest.Antibes Juan-les-pins, Jazz à Nice (France), Jazz no Jazz Zürich, Wintherthurermusikwochen (Suisse), Natt Jazz Fest. Bergen (Norway), Voices Kassel, Worms Jazz Fest. (Germany), Chard Fest. Of Women in Music (UK), Aalborg Jazz & Blues Fest. (Denmark) etc. Including a performance for His Majesty King Harald the Vth of Norway (for the opening of the Bergen International Fest.). These performances also included Life-Action Painting. (In Oktober 96 the Stage Bus was shipped from Rotterdam to Melbourne. )
1995 THE STAGE BUS 95, 60 concerts- Europe feat: Donald Dean, Henry Franklin, Kent Brinkley, Henk Zomer, including: Nice Jazz fest., Jazz à Vienne, Warsaw Jazz Days, Marlborough Int. Jazz Fest., JVC Jazz Fest. Torino, Festival des Cropettes/Geneva. Local visual artists were invited to perform Life-Action painting on the roof Stage of the Stage Bus.
1995 Performance at the Jakarta Int. Jazz festival, featuring Luluk Purwanto, Henk Zomer, Jos Machtel.
1994 In co-operation with The Stage, Jakarta, a bus was purchased and rebuild by visual artist: Aart Marcus. The side of the Stage Bus can be lowered to form a stage. (equiped with grand piano, sound system etc.) for outdoor performances. During the rebuilding of the bus a CD was recorded : 'The Stage' (CD, Helsdingen Music HM 002) featuring: Donald Dean, Kent Brinkley, Erik Visser.
1994 THE STAGE BUS 94', 100 concerts- Europe featuring: Donald Dean, Kent Brinkley, Wiro Mahieu, including: Estival Jazz Lugano, North Sea jazz Fest., Kristianstad Jazz - fest., Århus Int. Jazz Fest., Couleur Café Brussels, Festival de Musique du Touquet.
1993 Release of CD/Cassette : 'Ojongono' , South East Asia, WEA Hong Kong
1993 contracted by Yayasan Pro Seni to Set up a cultural program at a restaurant in Jakarta: 'The Stage' Restaurant. Combinations of different art-forms were scheduled in a weekly program.
1993 10 concerts- Los Angeles area. featuring: Henry Franklin, Donald Dean
1992 25 concerts- Scandinavië, Benelux. featuring: Marcello Pellitteri, Wiro Mahieu, Agenda tour, 40 concerts- Europe.feat: Belinda Moody, Donald Dean.
1991 25 concerts- Holland, Denmark, Sweden, France, Belgium, including live broadcast Denmark TV 1. featuring: Don Mumford, Wiro Mahieu
1991 Recording of 'Ojongono' (CD. Helsdingen Music, HM001) featuring Wiro Mahieu and Egbert van Gruythuyzen (released in 1992.)
1991 Performance at the Jakarta International Festival (JakJazz'91) featuring Benny Mustafa van Diest and Yance Manusama.
1990 'Luluk Purwanto & the Helsdingen Trio', 15 concerts- Holland, Denmark, Sweden, featuring: Marcel Serierse, Wiro Mahieu.
1990 The TV Film production, -'Live' Luluk Purwanto & the Helsdingen trio- was purchased and broadcasted by TV2, Denmark
1990 'The Super Band', 7 concerts - Holland and Indonesia. featuring: Billy Cobham, Wolfgang Schmid, Luluk Purwanto, Steven Kelly, Deborah Robinson, Nippy & Shana Noya. (compositions of all individual members were performed. )
1989 For promotion the quartet was engaged in a TV Film / CD production: -'Live' Luluk Purwanto & the Helsdingen Trio'. (directed and produced by Theo Ordeman/ Frans Mijts) This production was financed by Helsdingen Music BV and released by Dureco (CD: 'The Walz' , Dureco 1151512)
1989 To celibrate their company's first year, a performance was organized with The Metropole Orchestra at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. Conductor: Rob Pronk. Featuring: Ira Coleman and Gene Jackson. (all songs for orchestra arranged by René and Luluk Purwanto)
1988 Formation of the goup: 'Luluk Purwanto & the Helsdingen Trio' featuring: Egbert Van Gruythuyzen, Trevor Ware, 10 concerts- Holland.
The founding of THE STAGE - THE STAGE BUS - HELSDINGEN MUSIC BV
1987 A new release in China on which Chinese national tunes were converted into New Age Music. " Spirit Of Spring" (LP/CD Pacific Music; Tao Label') featuring: Luluk Purwanto, Ben v/d Dungen, Evert Hekkema, Stefan Lievestro, E. van Gruythuyzen.
1987 2-months Fusion project : recording in Jakarta with mainly Indonesian musicians playing compositions of René and Luluk Purwanto featuring: Udin Zach, John Phillips, Margie Seegers, Happy Pretty, Embong Rahardjo, Kiboud Maulana, Ireng Maulana, and others. - the latter has never been completed.
1987 Arrangements and recordings for Asai Harum. A project at the Farmsound studio's featuring: Ben van den Dungen, Jarmo Hoogendijk, Collin Scott, Peter Guidi, Marcel Schimscheimer, Egbert van Gruythuyzen, Leen Barbier, Ernst Reiziger, Stefan Lievestro, Mark Mommaas, Eddie Conard, Joost Timp, Jacques Koopmanschap, Janice Lakers and others. The recordings where never released.
1986 Helsdingen Trio' , 15 concerts- Holland, featuring Brian Batie and Rodney Mecks.
1986 Indonesian and Indian tour of 'the Quartet' featuring: Luluk Purwanto, Brian Batie, Rodney Mecks. A cultural Exchange sponsored by the departement of Welfare Health and Culture Affairs. 30 concerts- Indonesia, (sponsored by Filtra, Djarum Kretek) and India. (JazzYatra, Bombay, New Dehli - sponsored by Air India and the Bhaskara studios).
1986 Formation of private record label: Relukreul records. First release of this label: "Impressions of Indonesia" (LP: RLIxU000) featuring Brian Batie, Luluk Purwanto, Rodney Mecks. The latter ones were sold as business gifts to several companies.
1986 This same year 2 more LP's where released on Relukreul records: "Onix" (production for Witteveen Fashion - relation gifts) (LP: RLIxU002) feat: Egbert van Gruythuyzen, Stefan lievestro and " Protection" (pre-release of "Spirit of Spring" (production for Markgraaf - relation gifts for Chinese Business partners) (LP: RLIxU003) Original Chinese music transferred in a western style, featuring: Luluk Purwanto, Ben van den Dungen, Evert Hekkema, Stefan Lievestro, E. van Gruythuyzen, Broer Giesing, Jan ten Brug.
1985 Helsdingen music' 20 concerts- Holland drums/piano duo featuring: Egbert Van Gruythuyzen.
1985 Contract with Timeless Records,: LP 'Helsdingen Jazz Trio' featuring: Egbert van Gruythuyzen, Brian Batie. Finance of this LP by the sale of advertising space on the record-cover. (LP: "Helsdingen Music" SJP222)
1984 World tour/ travels - in one year time, René visited 150 record companies in 40 different cities all over the world. In Hong Kong a contract was signed with pacific Music for the production of an LP with Chinese National Melodies converted into a western style (LP/ CD and singel: 'Impressions of China' Virgin Records, Pacific Music Hong Kong. Virgin 611327) featuring: Brian Batie, Egbert van Gruythuyzen.
1983 Smirnoff Quintet' feat: John Butler, Dale Barlow, Rick Hollander, Brian batie, Henk Zomer, Evert hekkema, 85 concerts- Benelux (sponsored by Smirnoff). - 45 concerts on the Smirnoff Stage Bus. Including a performance at the Grand- Prix, Zandvoort. (sponsored by le Coq Sportif)
1983 Contract with signed with Turning Point records. (LP:" Smirnoff Quintet" TPR010683)
1982 'Superlights quintet' feat: Obie Jessie, Peter Guidi, Essiet Okon Essiet, Don Mumford, - 85 Concerts- Holland, Belgium (sponsored by Phillip Morris). During this tour, 45 concerts where performed on René's first version of the Stage Bus (The Superlights Bus)
1981 'Italian Jazz' quartet featuring: Peter Guidi, Essiet Essiet, Don Mumford. -20 concerts - Holland, including the Northsea Jazz festival.
1981 The recording for LP "Motivation" was financed by the sale of 400 spaces on the record-cover. (Munich Records BM150232) This project was supported and first mentioned in a television program of Mies Bouwman (Dutch TV Host)
Performances with Obie Jessie featuring: Charles Owens, Donald Dean, Kent
Brinkley. Recording as a guest artist for singer Obie Jessie with Billy
Higgins, Brian Batie and others.
Departure to the United States for private Jazz studies. Introductions at
several educational institutes for jazz.
1978 contract with Munich records. First recordings. ("Helsdingen Modern Jazz" Munich Records BM 150219) featuring: Wim Essed, Klaus Flenter, Börge Ring, Henk Zomer and a student orchestra formed during his studies of mining engineering at the Technical University of Delft, Holland.
1973 - 1976 formation of his first trio featuring:
Martijn Nesenberend, and Dick Pluim.