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THAT’s THE SPIRIT

I was a very young viol player, still half stuck in the school benches, when I first got invited to join The Spirit of Gambo. Somewhere during my first rehearsal with this adventurous Dutch…

WORKING ON THE MEMLING MAN.

The great Hans Memling left us two portraits of composers from Bruges, one of the equally famous Jacob Obrecht, and then an other one of the virtual nobody Gilles Joye. Or was he? Archives…

DIRTY SOCKS

Concert organizers know that if they ask me to come up with a made-to-measure program, preferably of course around an impossible subject as music and insects in the fifteenth century, or the like, I…

REVIVING THE DUARTE HERITAGE in Antwerp.

Antwerp is celebrating its BAROKJAAR now in 2018. Many famous elements of Antwerp 17CTY heritage are put in the spotlight, with of course the famous painters as Rubens up front. Thanks to Vleeshuismeuseum curator…

STRYX

Just got news from my friend and luthier Gesina Liedmeier that my new fiddle will be ready quite a bit sooner than expected – this makes me do a little joy- jump! The instrument…

AFTERGLOW TO THE EAST

Sunburnt fields glide past as high speed train takes me back to Brussels from the Burgundy village of Thil, whose abandoned collégiale hosted last night’s performance of OSUNA trio, where I play alongside Saz…

Old and New

Enjoying some calm days as a start of 2018, a good moment for reflecting on the year past and coming. Of the past ones, I have been telling you already. One of the projects…

Welcome Jaromir!

Dark side of the moon is a track from the album Black River where I play in Amalia Vermandere’s band. The bass viol fits very well with the moods of her songs and the…