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, a lot of film directors, video artists, animators, illustrators, 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.