Corona Trilogy

  • Part I: Corona Lindy Hop
  • Part II: Creepy Virus Blues
  • Part III: Face à la Crise

The Corona Lindy Hop is a joyous explosion of the duo’s trademark mixture of jazz, blues and latin. The Corona Lindy Hop (June 2020) lends a sunny outlook to the current situation we are all finding ourselves in at this moment in time. Working with singers from the Netherlands, instrumentalists from… (read on below the video)

…France, and some fun-loving dancers from Australia and California, the duo consisting of singer/lyricist Anke de Bruijn and pianist/composer Peter Duiverman have constructed what has turned out to be a monster project that has taken a full four months to take the shape in which they are now presenting it to the world.

Creepy Virus Blues (March 2020) is a dark outlook on the destiny of a Corona patient, but also of anyone who is ill, and lonely. It was composed just two days before the French lockdown began. Do not watch if you are sensitive to hospital scenes. But then again, like all Stone&Tara videos, this one is beautiful and elegant.

Face à la Crise (‘facing the crisis’) is the closing piece of the Corona Trilogy, and it is nearly finished as we write. After the light-hearted, latin-american Corona Lindy Hop and the sarcastic, pitch-black Creepy Virus Blues, Face à la crise is a work that has moved away from pop and blues music. It is baroque in its form, including two recitativos, a memento mori in its message, a poetic vision of how we live our lives in great haste, and how humanity is creating its own downfall at an incredibly rapid pace, which is reflected in the restlessness of the music.