Diederick - who has as many talents as he plays instruments - wondered what happened to all that material. ‘On LPs, CDs, DVDs, YouTube, in shoeboxes in the attic and in the buried folders on my laptop', Frans said. Can I have a look around there?', Diederick asked. ‘Be my guest', Frans replied.
Diederick looked around and found a wealth of beautiful and witty songs and conferences that Frans had written for Simone Kleinsma, Karin Bloemen and Adèle Bloemendaal, among others. Diederick called out enthusiastically: 'This is what a programme has to be made of'. ‘Discuss it with my dog', Frans said. ‘Why?', Diederick wanted to know. ‘I'll tell you later', Frans said. That 'later' is tonight, in the performance Brieven aan m’n hond.
Photo: Merlijn Doomernik