2018

Dear friends. Still a couple of days to go, but let me already wish you an outstanding 2018. Iris and I are just back from Athens, where Katerina Konstantourou magnificently played my Sonata 1B ‘Bruna Husky’.
Walking around the Akropolis in December with your coat lightly wrapped around your arm, while a friendly sun shines upon…

Shared entertainment

Dear friends Just want to let you know that i’ve just finished my 22nd Sonata for piano. It’s composed for Keiko Shichijo who already played the premiere of the 13th Sonata (only two pianists took on the job to learn this difficult piece, Keiko and Liang-yu Wang. Both have Asian origins, both are living far…

Tilburg Blues

Hey hey hey everybody. Back from Tilburg. Maybe I’ll let for once the pictures speak. Hardscore operated in the Fontys Academy as a collective, giving 2 lectures (Stijn Deldaele: Odd meters for the bass) Frank Nuyts: Creativity and conceptual thinking), presenting 4 concerts: Mirek Coutigny and Jonathan Bonny; Carbon Fixation; Annelies Van Hijfte & Frederik…

Reaching Katmandu

  Hi there. I feel a bit like those people in the picture here above: like them, at last I’ve reached my Katmandu. After almost three years of hard labor, Hardscore is able to present its latest project Carbon Fixation in De Bijloke, including the live synchronized visuals by Tomas Hendriks!- (October 26- 8PM) ‘Carbon…

Ahem ahem: please welcome ‘Hmm…’

Dear friends. The summer has come in though is almost gone again, Awe bleteþ after lomb lhouþ after calue cu Bulluc sterteþ bucke uerteþ (The ewe is bleating after her lamb, The cow is lowing after her calf; The bullock is prancing, The billy-goat farting,…) excerpt from ‘the Medieval round ‘Sumer is Icumen In‘) Just…

Beat Love Oracle bought some shirts!

  Beat Love Oracle, the spin off quartet of Hardscore made its public appearance on Monday 26 June. The acclaimed artist Lukas Vandenabeele was celebrated in Deinze, and BLO was invited to present four short interludes during the eulogies. Myself on marimba, Frank Debruyne on saxes, Stijn Deldaele on 6 string bass and Ronald Dhaene…

No carbon in the air.

  It’s been a while. I agree. There was a lot to do once we got back from our trip in Australia, where Roland Peelman, although being the musical director of the Canberra International Music Festival, managed to play a very well received premiere of the 20th Sonata. And not only that: for the first…