Category Archives for Video

Manto I, (Scelsi) for viola solo

April 9, 2020

Scelsi was inspired by “Manto”, a Sybil of Delphi, the oracle of the temple of Apollo, getting in trance due to the sulfury damps rising up out of the earth in the temple. “Manto 1” is for viola solo, with scordatura-tuning ‘D (in stead of C)- G – D – A’ Recorded at ‘Begijnhofkerk Sint-Truiden’ […]

Manto II (Scelsi) for viola solo.

April 6, 2020

Finally had the time to turn this old recording (2008) into a video. Scelsi was inspired by “Manto”, a Sybil of Delphi, the oracle of the temple of Apollo, getting in trance due to the sulfury damps rising up out of the earth in the temple. “Manto II” is for viola solo, with scordatura-tuning ‘D […]

Manto III, ‘pour une altiste chanteuse’, Scelsi

April 28, 2019

I finally made this recording from back in 2008 into a video, using some excerpts from Metallic Pastels by Georgine van Assche (‘Aufklährung’, ‘La Voyante’, ‘From the other side of the Toomb’, ‘Shamanismus’) For “Manto 3, Pour une altiste chanteuse” Scelsi added the text of the Sybil, oracle of Delphi, and adds: “The viola player […]

Improvisation, Viola and Harpsichord

February 4, 2019

As we are working on a new program, Pauline Schenck and I decided to get more into complete improvising, and this is one of our very first sessions. I recorded it on my phone (so never mind the not so great sound-quality), ‘to have an idea’, and …. turns out we like it enough to […]

“Meine Ruh”

October 30, 2018

This composition– composed in 2017, based on ‘Bist Du bei Mir‘ BWV 508 by J.S. Bach, was initiated by dutch choir-conductor/organ-player/composer Jan van Dijk who asked me one day to ‘improvise on Bach’s Bist du bei Mir‘. The original plan was that it would be just me, viola. But since we were rehearsing a lot […]

“If my Complaints”

August 27, 2018

This is a live-audio-recording of a concert in Antwerpen in 2010 that I recently turned into a video, using a.o. details from ‘Metallic Pastel’-paintings by Georgine van Assche (my late mother) to visualize the expression of the music.