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How Town


Lennart Heyndels: double bass, voice and composition

Sarah Klenes: voice

Elina Silova: voice

Laura Polence: voice

Matiss Cudars: guitar


How Town is a Belgian/Latvian ensemble led by composer/bassist Lennart Heyndels. They combine contemporary popular music with improvisation and influences from experimental music. Point of departure is ‘the voice’ and all its different possibilities. How Town came into existence in 2012 when Lennart wrote a suite based on the poem Anyone lived in a pretty how town by E.E. Cummings. In the meantime the group has released two albums and was awarded the Young Music prize at the Theater Aan Zee festival in Oostende (BE). Their goal is to bring accessible music without relinquishing complexity. How Town operates ‘outside of the box’, giving their music the self-invented name contemporary multi-style post-pop music.


I dare you sea

 Recorded by Ted Masseurs at NONA, November 2015
Mixed by Werner Pensaert
Mastered by Gert Van Hoof
Additional recording on ‘Sunday morning’ by Lennart Heyndels
Photography by Sara Anke
Design by Juliane Noll
Produced by Lennart Heyndels
(Kleine Opa Records 2016)


No marvel (that I mistake my view) EP

Recorded March 2014 by Lex Tanger
Mixed by Pieterjan Maertens
Mastered by Jasper Maekelberg
Graphic design by Carmen Reina
Photography by Jan Philip Welchering
Model: Diana Birenyte
(Self-released 2015)


How Town

Recorded March 23rd and 24th 2013
at Fattoria Musica in Osnabrück by Chris Weeda
Mixed by Chris Weeda
Mastered by Darius Van Helfteren
Artwork by Juliane Noll
(Spookhuis 2013)




May 14th 2016 @ cc De Kern, Antwerpen (BE)

26.5. Splendor , Amsterdam (NL)
27.5. U Jazz Utrecht, Utrecht (NL)
28.5. Vrijstaat O., Oostende (BE)
29.5. Haekem, Brussels (BE)
30.5. Stadtgarten, Cologne (DE)
1.6. Secret concert, Thiene (IT)
6.6. Amfiteater srednje škole Krapina (HR)
7.6. Student Centre, Zagreb (HR)
8.6. Porgy & Bess, Vienna (AT)
9.6. tba, Krakow (POL)
10.6. Macondo, Wroclaw (POL)
11.6. MÓZG , Bydgoszcz (POL)
12.6. MÓZG Warszawa, Warsaw (POL)
13.6. tba, Gdansk (POL)
14.6. Vyninė Notre Vie, Vilnius(LT)
15.6. tba, Vilnius (LT)
16.6. Siltumnīca, Valmiera (LV)
17.6. Kaņepes Kultūras centrs, Riga (LV)
18.6 tba, Rezekne (LV)
23.6. Sowieso, Berlin (DE)
24.6. Nussbreite, Berlin (DE)


May 6th 2014 @ Bimhuis, Amsterdam (NL)
May 22nd 2014 @ de Garage, Sint-Lievens Houtem (BE)
May 28th 2014 @ Jazz Station, Brussels (BE)
May 31st 2014 @ Donau115, Berlin (DE)
August 2nd 2014 @ Kanepes Kulturs Centrs, Riga (LV)
August 5th-8th 2014 @ Theater Aan Zee, Oostende (BE)
August 24th 2014 @ Jazz Au Broukay, Liège (BE)
September 14th 2014 @ Jazz at home, Mechelen (BE)
October 9th 2014 @ Donau115, Berlin (DE)
October 10th 2014 @ La Bettolab, Berlinn (DE)
October 11th 2014 @ Onkel Gustav, Berlin (DE)

January 9th 2015 @ Den Hopsack, Antwerpen (BE)
January 10th 2015 @ kc Nona, Mechelen (BE)
January 13th 2015 @ Black Cat, Torhout (BE)
January 14th 2015 @ Cercle des voyageurs, Brussels (BE)
January 15th 2015 @ L’An Vert, Liège (BE)
January 16th 2015 @ Club de Loge, Gent (BE)
January 18th 2015 @ tba, Amsterdam (NL)
January 30th 2015 @ Flagey, Brussels (BE) (duo Sarah/Lennart)
February 17th 2015 @ STORM, Oostende (BE)
February 25th 2015 @ Club 27, Edegem (BE) (double bill with The Bony King)
April 21st 2015 @ Ma Thilda, Berlin (DE)
April 23rd 2015 @ Kaos, Berlin (DE)
May 20th 2015 @ De Ruimte, Amsterdam (NL)
May 21st 2015 @ De Buren, Brussels (BE)
May 22nd 2015 @ Brussels Art Institute, Brussels (BE)
August 8th 2015 @ Theater Aan Zee, Oostende (BE)
October 17th 2015 @ Match&Fuse Festival, London (UK)


Review How Town @ Theater Aan Zee 2014 (Dutch)

How Town wins TAZ Jong Muziek price (Dutch)
how town TAZ



Timo Adema




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