Netherlands

LUWTEN

Artist information

“There’s nothing I lose when I’m losing you”, Tessa Douwstra, aka Luwten, asserts during the climax of ‘Control’. It’s one of the many signature zingers of the Dutch producer, songwriter and musician. Luwten’s forthcoming music marks a step towards a new creative chapter. She considers these songs a study of a perfectionist who acknowledges that everything’s in constant flux. The embrace lies in the search itself, both as musician and as a human being.

By splicing artificial sounds with organic instrumentation, samples and field recordings, Douwstra explores one of life’s bigger emotional beats: how to reconcile a yearning for both solitude and companionship, a quandary the world of today is suddenly coping with on a massive scale. Within that tricky balance, Tessa finds solace in small, bemused observations she can clutch onto like cherished mementos.

‘Airport’ explores the crossroads of a relationship, playfully using a quote from Esther Perel – creator of the podcast Where Should We Begin – as a sample. “I feel like (Perel) is providing my generation with words on how to talk about these subjects. It feels like romanticism and relationships are being redefined at the moment and I find it interesting to listen to these ideas and think about them.”

Ultimately, Luwten’s songs evoke the feeling of an unspoken understanding with someone very close to you: to instinctively know when things can remain unresolved, when they can’t and when it’s okay to let the noise of the world run its course.

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Upcoming shows

No shows scheduled currently

Past shows

2020

LUWTEN Haarlem , Patronaat
LUWTEN Haarlem , Patronaat
LUWTEN Maastricht, Bruis
Sold out

2019

LUWTEN Nijmegen, Vierdaagse feesten
LUWTEN Dordrecht , Bibelot
LUWTEN Leiden, Gebr. De Nobel

2018

LUWTEN Amsterdam , Bitterzoet
LUWTEN Rotterdam, Lantaren Venster
LUWTEN Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg /Cloud Nine
LUWTEN Groningen , Oosterpoort
LUWTEN Arnhem , Luxor Live
LUWTEN Maastricht, Bruis
LUWTEN Biddinghuizen, Lowlands
LUWTEN Wateringen, Waterpop
LUWTEN Bladel, Totaal Festival
LUWTEN 's-Graveland, Wonderfeel
LUWTEN Beuningen, Down The Rabbit Hole
Sold out
LUWTEN Appingedam, Festival Terug naar het begin
LUWTEN Den Haag, Sniester
LUWTEN Utrecht, Bevrijdingsfestival Utrecht
LUWTEN Den Bosch, Bevrijdingsfestival Brabant
LUWTEN Nijmegen , Oranje Pop
LUWTEN Brussel, Ancienne Belgique (AB)
LUWTEN Amersfoort, Fluor
LUWTEN Hengelo, Metropool
LUWTEN Alkmaar, Victorie

2017

LUWTEN Rotterdam, Rotown
LUWTEN Amsterdam , Paradiso
Sold out
LUWTEN Nijmegen, Merleyn
Sold out
LUWTEN Vlieland, Into The Great Wide Open
LUWTEN Nijmegen, Valkhof Festival
LUWTEN Amsterdam , Paradiso
LUWTEN Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg /Cloud Nine
LUWTEN Rotterdam, V11
Sold out
LUWTEN Maastricht , Muziekgieterij
LUWTEN Scheemda, Grasnapolsky
LUWTEN Groningen, Noorderslag
Sold out
LUWTEN Amersfoort, Fluor
LUWTEN Haarlem , Patronaat

2016

LUWTEN Leeuwarden, Explore the North
LUWTEN Amsterdam , Melkweg
LUWTEN Rotterdam, Duizel in het park
LUWTEN Utrecht, TivoliVredenburg / Ronda
Sold out
LUWTEN Groningen, Grand Theatre
Sold out
LUWTEN Breda , Mezz
LUWTEN Nijmegen , Doornroosje
LUWTEN Rotterdam, Lantaren Venster
Sold out
LUWTEN Amsterdam , Melkweg
LUWTEN Scheemda, Grasnapolsky
LUWTEN Scheemda, Grasnapolsky
LUWTEN Scheemda, Grasnapolsky

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