VanDryver is a ‘modern classical pop ensemble’. A musical marriage between classical saxophonist Lotte Pen and singer-songwriter Arjen van Wijk.
Their collaboration resulted in a unique contemporary sound, where horn, flute, harp, marimba and saxophone blend with modern beats and synths.
Together with Valgeir Sigurðsson (Björk, Anohni, Sigur Rós), Frank Wienk (Binkbeats, Kyteman, Eefje de Visser), Pim van de Werken (Discohen, Rogier Pelgrim, broeder Dieleman) en Martijn Groeneveld (Blaudzun, Klangstof) they have been working on their forthcoming debut album.
First single ‘Cast Out Fear’ was released in February 2017 and presented at the Cross-linx festival 2017. The song is a musical statement against the current (political) fear-mongering that is affecting the world we live in. Love, community and patience drive out all fear.