ALL ABOUT JAZZ
'There is a stunning soundtrack quality to Anne Vanschothorst's music, but that should be no surprise as she has been called upon to provide such to the visual arts.'
'Anne's magic gives us a weird sonorous world with bizarre fauna and flora through poetic imagination.'
AMERICAN RECORD GUIDE
'Many of the miniatures remind me of Erik Satie -- not that her music is in his style, but that both composers so thoroughly explore an artfully restricted sonic universe -- in which chords and single melodic lines appear in alternation and at a pace slow enough to experience them almost as if they were sounding sculptures.'
'The sonic landscapes are a structured but dream-like realm of enchantment, a freely unfolding exotic sort of classical ambiance of mood & expressivity / a sort of post-ECM spaciousness \ her harp playing is authoritative, precise and expressive ;
Anne's best work so far.'
The harp and soul - creative label was founded end 2007 in The Hague by Dutch harpist and landscape music composer Anne Vanschothorst to give a platform to the artist's music. Since the beginning of her career, she wanted to produce her own music as a way to maintain greater artistic independence. This means that the label will oversee everything, from audiovisual recording to artistic direction / from concept to product and publication.
For harp and soul AV composes and records music and works with multi-media. The audio can be licensed and Anne is available for composition assignments. Hifi.nl qualifies the sound recordings as high end audio engineering, 9/10. Her minimal harp has been
applied many times as the basis material of various audiovisual projects.
Over the years many film directors, video artists, animators, game designers, design studios, sound artists, poets, writers, painters, illustrators, choreographers, dancers, radio hosts, pod-casters, scientists, yogis (eg) have signed a (non)exclusive license agreement
for the use of (pre)recorded audio in their project.