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’ […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
This is a live-audio-recording (with only one not very good and not well-placed microphone… 😉 …) of our concert (Perles Sonores) in July 15, 2018 in Vreden, Germany.
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.
This is a live-recording (only audio, phone-recording 😉 ) from our concert in the Remonstrantse Kerk, Oosterbeek, Netherlands February 2018. I made it into a video using photos that were taken during a recording-session we did in november 2017.
This video suddenly came to the surface: a little totally unprepared impro in kind of a special mood I did at a christmas-party with dear friends way back in 2016. Enjoy.
“Largo” from Teleman’s Sonate in D (originally for trumpet) arrangement, viola: Dominica Eyckmans (playing ‘Magnus’ made by André Theunis http://violons.eu/ ) Harpsichord: Pauline Schenck (harpsichord built by Martin Skowroneck) Recorded at ‘Alte Kirche Welbergen’ (Germany) by Lucas Guitink