Muzikale experimenten


X - Songs for the Unknown

also in English

in everything an x-song sleeps

Henk Harmsen (1958) wrote several songs for the liberal religious community Het Venster in Veenendaal, The Netherlands. Original English lyrics were the inspiration for some of these songs. In this area you can find some English versions.
Henk studied computer linguistics at the University of Amsterdam (UvA). He wrote a PH.D. at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam (VU) about automatic syntactical- and semantic text-parsing. He was head of the IT department (1993-1995) interim manager (1996-1997) and operational director (2000-2020 ) of various institutes of the Netherlands Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). In 1998 he went for two years to the UvA as a head of the library and operational manager at the Faculty of Science.
He was the primary 'booster' of various innovative IT-projects. From 2000-2013 he was also a part-time reverend of Het Venster in Veenendaal.
Henk is just a singer-songwriter and a 'self-made' expert on digital audio recording since 2020.

These are x-songs that have also an English version

X01 The night has gone by
X08 Don't stand at my grave and weep
X20 Shine, don't hide
X25 I will arise
X38 God be in my head
X92 Go, get on your way
X97 And may you speak only words of love
X106 When I'm dead, my dearest