A2 / 2015-16 / album, 12 songs / collaboration with Jokūbas Čižikas / presented: Jan van Eyck Open Studios, Maastricht (NL), 2016; Helicotrema at Centrale Fies, Dro (IT), 2016

All songs written by David Bernstein except Oh Amsterdam! written by Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson. All songs produced by Jokūbas Čižikas.

Vocals by: David Bernstein, Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson, Géraldine Longueville, Diego Tonus, and choir (Alina Schmuch, Antje Guenther, Beny Wagner, Linda Dostalkova, Marco Gobbi, Marine Delgado, Meri Linna, Pieter Paul Pothoven, Jokūbas Čižikas)

This concept album consists of sing-a-long mantra songs written for the towns you pass on the 'A2' highway between Amsterdam and Maastricht.

This album was created while on residency at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, and was supported by the Mondriaan Fonds.

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Lyrics Booklet (PDF)



1. Amsterdam - Oh Amsterdam!




2. Abcoude - ABC Oude




3. Breukelen - Breukelen Dierentuin




4. Utrecht - Utrecht Uw Broek Aan




5. Everdingen - Forever Thinging in Everdingen




6. Zaltbommel - A Rumble and Bumble for Zaltbommel




7. Best - Best West has the Worst Wurst




8. Eindhoven - Eindhoven is the End of Heaven




9. Weert - Weert is Weird




10. Echt - Echt Waar Psycho Car




11. Born - I was Born in Born




12. Maastricht - Mama is Strict








Exhibition at Jan van Eyck Academie Open Studios, Maastricht (NL)
The Audio was installed in the Fiat Multipla together with the lyric sheets. The work was a big hit with children visitors.
Photo: Sophia Holst









Exhibition at Helicotrema, Centrale Fies (Dro, It)
Helicotrema is an annual recorded audio festival. In 2016, the festival took place at Centrale Fies, a performing arts center in the mountains of northern Italy.