His life path led Lex van Someren through the spiritual dimensions of music and sound. By continuously developing the magical powers of his beautiful singing voice and through the composition of his own music pieces, Lex discovered a unique way in which he could use music as a medium to awaken the soul.
Within his incomparable vocal range, sonic elements from many era’s and cultures merge. With gentle tones as well as strong vocal cords, Lex’s voice, which carries a range of four octaves, sings directly to the hearts of his listeners. He performs most of his songs in a melodic syllable flow that he calls the language of his soul, which allows a global interpretation. The warmth and delicacy of the highest and lowest ranges of his voice and his melodic whistling, embedded in the beautiful sounds of sensitive instrumental arrangements, transcend the deepest part of his listener’s hearts.
Lex also sings a wide array of mantras. Mantras are sacred vocal expressions that originate from various cultures and religions, with a simple repetitive text that reminds us of the divine source within ourselves. Singing mantras is a widely practiced means of meditation throughout the world.
„A sound artist, that touches you in a healing way with his music and his voice. “
„Never have I heard a men’s voice as lovely as his! Truly magnificent, balm for the soul, heavenly, visionary, wonderful …“
„Lex is a shaman, one who heals wounds with his music and singing. “
„This incredible sonic magician has touched me in the deepest core of my heart and soul with his music and voice. “
From 1980 to 1997, Lex van Someren performed as a theatre clown for audiences throughout the European continent. During the initial years, he delighted the younger generation with his exceptional and heartwarming clownery. From 1990 onward, he specialized in clown theatre for adults of all ages!
Lex has shared his experiences acquired as a clown in over 2000 performances with a multitude of people through his international seminars and the professional course „The sacred Art of Clowning“. From 1997 onward, Lex has concentrated mainly on his music and concerts and occasionally presents his clownesque artistry during concerts and large performances like „Lex van Someren’s Dream Journey“, which he internationally toured with from 2007 until 2014.
Lex presents clownery as a natural, yet sacred and healing form of art, in which silence and „nothingness“ (the void) serve as an inspirational source for spontaneous improvisation on stage.
Nourished by his sense of the unity of things, this clown returns time and time again to the simplicity of ’being’.
With a surprising lightness he plays with the awareness of the mundane and the human soul. He grants familiarity to the unknown and turns the unknown into familiarity. His humor, his inspiration and his life experience have turned him into a wise fool, his openness serves as a mirror to the world around him. With great passion and respect, Lex van Someren the clown incorporates his audience into his performance.
Two statements from renowned fellow artists about this clown:
• „This reminds me of Chekov - so delicate and concentrated. It demonstrates an inner liveliness that is not of this world. This is sacred theater at its highest level." - Paula Morel, ballet dancer -
• „It is pure poetry. This clown is a „child of paradise“, and we all long to return to this happy place. His magic melts even the most frozen hearts. “- Kathleen Raine, poet -