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Cog sure again :-)

Slowly, very very slowly it seems to me that the cogs in my brain are engaging again. ‘Geared devices can change the speed, torque, and direction of a power source’ I read in wikipedia. I truly won’t compare myself with a ‘power source’, though a change in speed, torque and most of all direction, these…

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Different from habit

Dear friends. Two National Days, two concerts with pieces of mine… 2016 definitely is year unlike former ones 🙂 11 July. Flanders feasts. Liang-yu Wang played in France, and thus unrelated to the festivities in my country. It was an incredibly daring concert, featuring two sonatas. The 13th and the 19th. The latter got its…

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Liang-yu in Paris!

  Dear friends. I’ll be very short this time. Hereunder you’ll find a link which says it all. I can only express my greatest gratitude towards Liang-yu.Playing two sonatas by me in a row (the second one will be a world premiere!) is definitely a feat of Olympian proportions!!!! Maybe some of you might be…

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First big entrances for the latest masters.

Sunday 26 June 2016 was a very special day for me. My two last master student composition presented their scores. Both may be feel very proud. A large crowd witnessed the birth of their scores. Mirek Coutigny got the greatest distinction for his large scale work ‘Station Eleven’ based on the eponymous novel by Emily…

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Post school posting

The last two weeks I have remained silent. And I will remain silent about some occurrences. Our son Yann is getting better which is crucial. Though we’re learning the hard way that the consequences of a fire are far-reaching. To say the least. We can only hope that time will heal everything. Knowing all too…

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Post Cage or cagey post?

“I have nothing to say, and I’m saying it.” is one of these memorable quotes by Cage, which traced new neural paths for our perception of art. Months ago I promised myself to reach out a bit more to those who have been willing to listen to the pieces I’ve been concocting for about 40…

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Rebirthday

On May 20th my wife, Iris De Blaere 70. We both barely can believe it. Here on our planet time is still governed by Newton’s laws. One can’t turn back the clock like Christopher Reeve did in this onetime Superman movie we watched together in the cinema. We don’t know anymore what drove us to…

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A Maltese Sonata

The composer/filmmaker Tomas Hendriks made a very nice image for Hardscore’s up-coming audition. Smoke and sun: an apt metaphor for our worries and hopes and humanity’s never ending quest for happiness in an often threatening world . Tomas captured very well the general mood of ‘Carbon Fixation’ and in a way it shows at the…

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Secular Resurrection

The fifth week after the accident almost feels like Yann’s resurrection! No breathing assistance anymore! (his lungs don’t show these worrying infections any more, the doctors told him). The morphine drip has been disconnected. No nocturnal feeding through this nose anymore, which means: Yann again eats real food! The nurses encourage us to bring to…

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Angels in disguise.

Dear people, I can’t say it enough times: please be careful around fire… What I witnessed this week is almost too hard to describe… This is a musical blog, I know. Though describing what Yann had to go through this week might help us all to be more aware of the fiery danger which lurks…

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The meaning of ‘ma’

So many people wrote Iris and I concerning Yann… How can we thank you all??? We only hope that these few words here under might answer some of your questions… I’ll start with yesterday, Saturday 23rd April. Yann talked! Yann managed to talk… The tube was removed from his lungs, and now there’s ‘only’ a…

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Revolution

Dear friends. Again a week passed. A very emotional week for all involved. Yann opened his eyes on 14th April.!!! After been in coma for 12 days, one can’t begin to describe what one feels when suddenly an eyelid rises of someone who’s been laying dormant in a bed for such a long time… In…

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