… at the end of this, to say the least, eventful (or – empty?…) year, I wanted to share a little something that came to me today, and that expresses very well the energy I wish for you all in 2021….. be well, be free… EnJoy….. Big Hug Dominica
Herfst… dàt is de Kunst— Jazzy! Op zaterdag 31 oktober staan Charles Loos en Dominica Eyckmans weer garant voor een wervelend jazzy programma, met allemaal Loos-originals (ook volledig nieuw werk!) én…. verrassende vrije improvisaties met stem! Start: 15.30 uur inloop, 16.00 – 17.30 uur concert en….. meespelen als je wilt. Tijdens de pauze zoals steeds thee […]
Here’s a live-recording of the concert on September 6th, 2020 at IKOB, Eupen (B) Ostbelgienfestival, with Ensemble 88, playing George Crumb’s ‘Black Angels (13 Images from the Dark Land) ‘ (composed in 1970) Ensemble88: Paul Pankert & Maxime Stasyk, violins Dominica Eyckmans, viola Jean-Pol Zanutel, cello 6 September 2020: IKOB, Eupen (B) Ostbelgienfestival
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.