'Vanschothorst loves unusal art fusions.' Luister
If i can imagine an artistic concept then i can realize my visualization. Subsequently i will direct, construct, edit and color grade the (moving) pictures, that are captured with love by Pjotr van Schothorst, into (multi-media) Harp and Soul Scapes. Several portraits are published in major (online) magazines : Meet The Artist, Fifteen Questions, Score Magazine, De Telegraaf, Litnet and in actual books (English & Dutch), called the 'Heroine's Journey'. The Dutch Cultuur Magazine qualifies Pjotrs work as very beautiful and amazingly well taken pictures. My ''TREESCAPES' are about textures, patterns and the soul of these profoundly wondrous whispering trees. Lately i am also doing film productions and installations alone ; the solo projects in the studio (video/stills) are self portraits. We have released landscape music videos (>1,824,311 YouTube views) that are play-listed and broadcasted at (inter)national television for both classical & jazz stations, eg : VEVO, stingray BRAVA & dJazz, moving classics.tv, Cmusictv, insync, i care if you listen.tv and Crescendo. This acknowledgement means that HSM is able to deliver, besides hq audio recordings, high quality film productions as well. Making music videos is an ongoing process, just like experimenting with video art. It is such a tremendous joy and freedom to share my autonomous work through audio-visuals ! In due time our work will be exhibited at an (online) gallery.
IN A ROOM
'I saw her literally dancing through the room. I love how it goes with intervals, one sees her standing still and then she gets moving again, i really experienced that all of a sudden 'la petite danseuse' stepped out of her glass case as that happens at night in a museum when the lights go down. Now we witnessed it ourselves, how very beautiful indeed!' Sjarel Ex - direkteur Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
Without artistic compromise i mold my harp-sounds into sound-sculptures, audio art that complements the entity of a (cultural + nature) landscape and indoor room. Several recordings could already be experienced in the open air (city/streets, nature), living-rooms, churches, monasteries, (movie) theaters, healthcare/wellness-centers, (inter)national museums and galleries at (high end) installations and audio tours with the use of (hq) speakers and/or head-sets.
POETRY OF SILENCE
My sonic landscapes are compared with sound-sculptures (3D), a scenery where the notes can be touched and a place where one can walk around in the note score as it were. Stillness is fundamental to make music tangible. How and when i mold my strings define the music. Silence and the intention between one and the other note give the listener time and space to experience the music as a real sculpture. The creation of a sound-sculpture is an organic and intuitive process ; coloring, grading, movement and texture happen simultaneously, light and shadow are inherent. The audio quality of my harp sounds and musical architecture are crucial to make my compositions work.
A (hq) headset is my favorite way of listening - in silence / in my own time and space \ to sonic art or a spoken word project. The sound experience is very personal and effective, the heart and soul of the listener resonates immediately, because the auditor is isolated, therefore more focused and in touch with the artist. The combination of earphones and sound art is an immersive way during an aural journey to understand poetry and feel the music.
Spotify is a great medium to listen & share music and one could subscribe to my YouTube channel where i have several playlists available for you to watch, like and tell your friends about. EK IS EIK, Beautiful World and The Bird District projects are part of a landscape music trilogy, shared @ the sonic art label i am with the poet ! and the well known online audio-visual platforms.