Sytze Pruiksma sees the landscape as a musical score. Over the years he developed an authentic way of playing that is characterized by a great attention for timbre, inspired by landscapes, nature and birds. Resulting in 2008 in his first solo project LÂN (Land), in which he translates these fascinations into film and music. He wrote an orchestral piece on the Frisian landscape, which he recorded with the Prague Philharmonic Orchestra. Together with filmmaker Herman Zeilstra he created a film, a compilation of footage exploring the versatile shapes and sounds of the Frisian landscape with an emphasis on its graphic qualities. Sytze uses these images as a musical score.
LÂN had its premiere in 2008 at the Frysk Festival in The Netherlands. Afterwards it was performed in The Netherlands at the Oerol Festival (2009) and Festival Simmerdeis (2009). In September 2009 LÂN had its international premiere on Governors Island, New York, with the skyline of Manhattan as a backdrop during the New Island Festival. In 2010 Sytze developed together with Herman Zeilstra a special edition for the Dinkeldal Festival in Overijssel (NL), called LAAND, in which they added a new piece, the ‘Dinkeldalsuite’, inspired on the specific landscape of the Dinkeldal area in Overijssel.