In the Winter of 2000 Beequeen decided not to release drone music anymore. In order to facilitate their need to create music in the ambient field, Wander was formed. Wander uses organ/keyboard sounds as well as environmental recordings to create instrumental sound scapes. Initially the concept was to release one piece of music on each possible format, but with the release of the second Wander on CD, the rules seem to be broken.
WANDER (10 inch, Plinkity Plonk PLONK7, 9 November 2001)
WANDER (LP and CDR, En/of 008, Autumn 2002)
WANDER (Single, Plinkity Plonk PLONK13, November 2003)
WANDER (CDR, XZF08, February 2004)
WANDER (Single, Edition, March 2004)
WANDER (CD, Small voices SVR05015, November 2005)
WANDER (Single, Beta-lactam Ring MTL06, January 2006)
WANDER (Track on untitled cassette compilation, BT BTR024,
WANDER (Cassette, Throne Heap TH002, March 2007)
WANDER on 'Otherness' (Track on CD compilation Otherness,
Sonic Arts, May 2007)
WANDER (CDR, My Own Little Label MOLL013, October 2007)
WANDER (CD, Divine Frequency divF08, July 2009)
WANDER (CDR, RONF Records rnf 038, July 2009)
WANDER (LP box, Beam Ends, October 2009)
8 February 2002, Cinemarienburg, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Wander played a live soundtrack to Derek Jarman's 1977 film
"In The Shadow Of The Sun" at a local cinema. The film
is considered to be one of the first-ever true ambient films.
The organ drones were generated by Freek's keyboard, which were
then treated via effect units by both Frans, Raymond and Freek.
We also used samples from recordings of a church organ we recorded
earlier. According to the audience present (the ones who didn't
fall asleep), the music fitted the film really well. We were
both very pleased with this debut performance, which sounded
much better than Beequeen's debut ages ago, although we might
have a biased memory.
2 November 2002, De Appel, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The second-ever Wander show in a very pretentious art gallery in Amsterdam. There were shows and exhibitions planned during the complete day. Scheduled to play at 21.00 hours, but starting at 00.00 hours this was a very frustrating event for Wander. The audience was very talkative, arrogant and drunk by the time we started playing. Halfway we were asked to turn our volume down, which we did - we turned the volume down as low as possible, so we were hardly audible. Not the best of performances. Alas. However, we did get to meet some nice people, including Alejandros and Aeron who did a great live show in front of a singular ignorant audience.
11 July 2003, Heeresbäckerei, Berlin, Germany
Wander's first international show was in Berlin. We played
with Stephan Mathieu and Jan Jelinek in a derelict bakery formerly
run by the East German army. Wander was asked to perform at the
exposition of En/of records (who released the first Wander album).
All En/of records were on exhibition including the artwork that
came with them. The evening was really nice and the live show
was the best to far for Wander. Organ drones were mixed with
free-floating sine waves played through a quadraphonic speaker
system. Around 100 people were present that evening.