Vocalist, performer & composer Vivienne Aerts’ new album Typuhthâng will be released March 3, 2023 in conjunction with International Women’s Day. Together with 100 next-generation female musicians, and in collaboration with Original Beans Chocolate, Typuhthâng aims to empower the female cacao farmers of Virunga State Park in Congo and replant the rainforest.
This project has received funding through a grant from the Netherland-America Foundation and SENA production Fund.
Here is the first single ‘Just go’ from “Vivienne Aerts | Typuhthâng” with vocal arrangement by Linnea Lundgren. It features 26 amazing singers, from all over the world. It was filmed and produced in New York, walking in Prospect Park, and driving around in Brooklyn and Manhattan in our BMW Z3.
A black-and-white dance interpretation by Quincie Hydock. Hydock is an up-and-coming dancer/choreographer that specializes in movement in the broadest sense of the word. Seamlessly combining styles from ballet to hip-hop, Hydock translates the soft voice, strings, and Nadje Noordhuis’ trumpet solo into an elegant play of lines.
A stop-motion animation with the “Pajarones” (Birdies) by Pataka Productions, featuring anthropomorphic birds made out of felt, created by the Chilean duo Coty Luzoro & Kike Ortega, who made the video specially for Vivienne Aerts’ single. In the series, the birds who move to Santiago to study are portrayed with wit and an urban Chilean swagger.
“The staggeringly versatile skill-set of NYC-based Dutch Singer, Educator, Psychologist and Artist-preneur Vivienne Aerts busts myths around the ‘Jill of all trades’ paradigm with a nonchalance that leaves even the most skeptical purist taking a bow. A practicing clinical psychologist and choir conductor in Europe before she went on to be a Fulbright scholar and Suma Cum Laude Berklee graduate, her collaborators since have included some of the most iconic names in the world of jazz. Her eclectic ‘experience’ events in collaboration with her husband, renowned pastry chef Ted Steinebach was the root of her multi-disciplinary approach to the making of her new album, ‘Typuhthâng’, which not just features a 100 female musicians from around the globe, but also comes with a bar of bean-to-bar chocolate from Original Beans Chocolate, a company that pro-actively empowers female cacao farmers of Virunga State Park in Congo. Besides this, she is a faculty member at Berklee College of music where she has been instrumental in building a new generation of performers who are not only skilled musicians but also mentally and physically healthy individuals. The Fulbright scholar is known for addressing core issues artists and educators alike have been grappling with unnoticed for generations: mental health, well-being, and the hamster-wheel effect the neglect of the same threatens to have on the arts eco-system. With side-notes of entrepreneurship for the artist, disparities between European and North American attitudes towards education, and chocolate.”