'Wat een mooie duetten tussen de poëzie van Antjie Krog en composities van Anne Vanschothorst.' Joke Hermsen - filosofe
klip lied snaar is in de maak. Momenteel wordt aan het design gewerkt. De geschreven teksten en de muziek-cd worden vorm gegeven in samenwerking met de Joost Grootens Studio in een op maat gemaakt boekwerk. Willem Samuel illustreert de omslag. Ik verheug me zeer ! AV
i am with the poet .
'The soulful harp-playing transforms Ingrid Jonkers' poem into a soothing song, wish the music could carry on for longer.' LitNet
My first harPoetry project was called 'De Huizen Van Dordrecht' (click square play button to listen to 4 fragments). I combined my harp music with the spoken words by Jan Eijkelboom. The late poet gave me permission to publish the album ; the harPoetry is archived as a limited edition EP @ Regionaal Archief Dordrecht. National classical music station Radio4 broadcasted and combined my music with the spoken poetry of Piet Gerbrandy. 'The Bird' - a poem by Ida Gerhardt - has been the inspiration for the harp solo and musicBOOK 'A Bird Came Flying'. I have translated 'De Vogel' in English for artists who want to perform, arrange/remix the piece. The text and the sheetmusic are published by FRIMOUT MUSIC. I have initiated, produced &published several harPoetry videos with the poetry by Danny Danker and could be experienced as an installation @ SCHUNCK gallery - Heerlen. Her poems can be read in the EK IS EIK and Beautiful World CD booklets too. And the poetry has been the basis for the harPoetry musicBOOK 'Three Prayers', also published by FRIMOUT MUSIC. I asked Ilna Stander to record & translate Danny's words in Afrikaans, because of the beautiful meandering language, close to my native tongue - i think that's why the Afrikaanse sound touches my soul. Another Afrikaans project is the EK HET GEDINK poetry project, inspired by Ingrid Jonker's spoken words. The harPoetry is handpicked by Simone Jonker (daughter/initiator) for the international tribute project 'Die Kind Is Nog Jonger', available as LP/CD and video-clip. The major South African literature magazine Litnet published an interview with me about my harPoetry and love for Ingrid Jonker. For well known Dutch writer Marion Bloem i made music for the FREEDOM poem. By adding HSM to Joost II Sickenga's poetry-machines for production house WINTERTUIN, the animations have become even more lively ; the harp sounds make the poetry actually speak. My 'Cloudrider' took lady Ferrus as it were ; the poem 'Letters' - by South African poet Diana Ferrus - tells the same story as my harp solo. I am working now on a brand new spoken word and multi-media project, ft. Antjie Krog for Uitgeverij Podium.