De Kift

De Kift is a Dutch band from Koog aan de Zaan, The Netherlands, whose music has got influences from punk, brass, rock and pop music. The band was formed in 1988.

In 2009 De Kift realized a so-called split single project. It was a set of five CD singles on which De Kift covered a song of another band, while the other band in turn covered a song of De Kift. One of those singles was in collaboration with the Scottish rock band Franz Ferdinand. De Kift covered Love And Destroy, which was based on The Master and Margarita. The Dutch title was Liefde en Puin (Love and Debris).

The music was initially composed for a massive show in collaboration with the Frisian Tryater theater, which made a theater adaptation of The Master and Margarita. This piece was played on the Oerol 2010 festival, which was organised from June 12 to 21, 2010. The music would later be reworked for the next studio album of De Kift, but that never happened, although band member Marco Heijne had said: «This novel keeps coming back within De Kift. It is an inspiring story that will lead to an engaging CD.»

In the tradition of The Master and Margarita, the preparation of the play had quite some difficulties. A few weeks before the premiere, a huge fire destroyed large pieces of the decor and props.



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