Video Premiere: Bec Plexus’ Busy Making Steps

Today’s video premiere features Bec Plexus‘ “busy making steps” from her forthcoming debut album STICKLIP (New Amsterdam Records).

More than 30 international genre-bending artists helped create ​STICKLIP, including Australian modular synth specialist David Chesworth, Rafiq Bhatia and Ian Chang from Son Lux, and composers Arone Dyer, Molly Joyce, Richard Ayres, Sanne Huijbregts, Amy Beth Kirsten, Pascal Le Boeuf, and David T. Little.

Here’s what Bec Plexus has to say about “busy making steps:”

“busy making steps” is the first single of STICKLIP, a record that serves as a confession booth. I asked eight music friends what they wouldn’t dare to say out loud. Together we turned these stories into this, well… wondrous thing. A collection of songs to gasp at. Songs to jump to. Permission to scream.

May this song be an undeniable reminder that my people, surroundings, and body don’t need any progress in order to be embraced and enjoyed. Big hug to video artist Xuan and music wizard David Chesworth.

STICKLIP is out on New Amsterdam Records in April 2020, but you can pre-order the album here.

About Bec Plexus

Bec Plexus (born as Brechtje van Dijk, 1993) is “a soldier at the frontier of music” – Floris Kortie, Grachtenfestival. Her ever-surprising creations are being embraced both by alternative pop communities as by lovers of complex art music. Plexus initiated ​Jerboah (a rock band with recorders and EWI bass), she co-created the Facechord Factory ​(an installation that transforms face scans into chords) and she co-initiated the genre-bending concert and video series EARsessions​.

The recipient of commissions from Nieuw Ensemble (NL), Nederlands Kamerkoor (NL) and Rubiks Collective (AU), she has written more than 60 works for over 200 performances, including the opera ​Niet De Klucht Van De Koe (2018). Plexus is fascinated by pushing mental and creative boundaries, of herself and others. She composed for piano playing dogs, studied South-Indian Karnatic rhythms for three years, and frequently unites musicians from divergent styles into one ensemble. Whereas she was educated in contemporary music, recently her focus lies on alternative electronic music. She regularly works with artists specialized in other disciplines, like visual artists Manon Wertenbroek and Mees Joachim, the film makers of four|ten and various poets. Born in Amsterdam, Plexus studied composition at the Conservatory of Amsterdam with Joël Bons and Richard Ayres. She is artistic director of the Rodeo of Wonder Foundation, a nonprofit production house for music performances. She lives in Amsterdam.