Diagraph Literary & Music Agency (& Pigeon Loft Sound Studio)

 (DLMA)

An npo division of Solidus Unit

(Head office: 38 Rue Omer Mottint / 5170 Bois-de-Villers (Profondeville) / Belgium)

 

diagraph n  instrument for drawing projections

 

Contact: Geert Kliphuis  

Ernest Allardstraat 20, B-1000 Brussels CR / Belgium

Tel: +32(0)2-3507016 (land line) ; +32(0)485-294028 (mobile) 

email: geert.kliphuis@mail.be

 

 

 

Our website is still under construction - yet feel free to have a look around!

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DLMA works closely with:

Lyrae&Kroko Music, run by Pascal Noel, is one of Belgium's top  jazz and world music labels, active since the mid-1990s

 

     DLMA is a loose-knit collective of authors and/or songwriters/musicians (working, mostly, in English and/or Spanish) - and we're open for fresh, new ideas. Besides operating a sound studio (see Pigeon Loft Sound Studio above), we contact bookshops, media outlets, festival organisers (both for music and writing), literary agents and music publishers, equally looking for translations of the works we promote. We, ourselves, also translate and offer our services for all kinds of work in the domain of literary and artistic promotion (see Translations above for more information).

For the moment, we concentrate on the following works:

 

Lack of Appeal

the debut novel of

Nick Valenzuela (USA)

The award-winning Spanish poetry of 

Raquel Lanseros (Spain)

Joan's Revenge

the latest music album of

The Art of Schwanengesang

(Germany)

Mirror City (The Left Panel of the Sombrayagua Diptych), the first novel of songwriter Jay Conrad (NL/Belgium), published by Austin Macauley, London, and its sequel, The Lens of Ibn Sahl

The Art of Schwanengesang: Woodstock (Joni Mitchell)

 

Work in progress:

 

- Jay Conrad is recording two new music albums, The London Shuffle and, in Spanish, Carrizo Springs, based on the poetry of Raquel Lanseros. Both records will be released by Lyrae&Kroko Music

Groundwork recording for: Jay Conrad, Carrizo Springs (lyrics: Raquel Lanceros / music: Jay Conrad)

 

  Nick Valenzuela (USA)                         Raquel Lanseros (Spain)                                     The Art of Schwanengesang (Germany)    Jay Conrad (Belgium)                                                         


Pigeon Loft Sound Studio

 

   As for musicians - with purely acoustic-electro work - who are looking for ways of having their music produced professionally, DLMA's Geert Kliphuis runs an unorthodox, compact 24/32-track studio in central Brussels (click on Pigeon Loft Sound Studio above).

 

Diagraph Sound Restoration

 

At the Pigeon Loft, we also  restore and re-master old sound recordings (cassette, reel-to-reel tapes*, and 33/45/78 rpm vinyl and shellacrecords), and transfer the  results to CD and/or audio files (of all different formats). After filtering and enhancing - using both analogue and digital equipment - and re-mastering, the final sound quality is, by far, superior to the plain digitalisation done by computer.  (Click on Diagraph Sound Restoration above.)

 

 *Only 1/4 inch tape, recorded at 3 3/4 or 7 1/2 in/s, reel size up to 7 ins.


Diagraph logo by Pascal Noel