Frank Valenza Recording Session
This is a one-day reportage taken during the recording of the EP “Daze”
by the musician and friend,
We are in the recording studio of Simon Akkermans, Epic Rainbow Unicorn Studio, which at the time was part of the creative music studio Kytopia, located in the Tivolicomplex, in Oudegracht, Utrecht.
This building has always been an important nerve center for the city: it was a church, an orphanage, a cinema, a squat, a concert hall and finally Kytopia.
In 2019 the municipality decides to close the space and, like many other places in the city, the exTivoli will become a refreshment point with roaster, brewery, bakery and boutique hotel.
These photos want to remember how much beautiful music has gone through those walls and how important places such as kytopia are, where you can make friends, talk to each other, have fun together…
All the things that will have a price, once those doors reopen again.