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Category Archives: Miscellaneous

From the orchard to the church…

A big thank you to everyone who came to hear us in Strud church on Sunday. If you’d like to listen again to the six polyphonic works that I wrote specially for the female vocal ensemble La Noeva, and that we performed on Sunday, you will find them grouped together on SoundCloud here. NB These […]

Entre Terres et Ciel

During the weekend of September 10/11, La Noeva will be taking part in the Fête de Mai (postponed until September because of Covid) in Gesves, close to Namur. We will be showcasing a collective project “Du Verger à l’Eglise” (“From the Orchard to the Church”), created in residence together with the artists Anne Mortiaux and […]

Project Hildegard Revisited – what’s a non-believer doing singing liturgical chants?

I am now halfway through my Hildegard Revisited project, which began at the start of the Covid-19 lockdown back in March 2020, and I think it’s the right moment for me to answer an important question: why am I, a twenty-first century non-believer, who has a love of facts and is bound by rational thinking, […]

Project Hildegard #40

With my hand out of action (damaged nerve from too much cycling!) and therefore unable to play my cello and finish #39(2) for the time being 🙁 here is #40 getting me back in the saddle (so to speak). This one gave me plenty to think about, as the manuscript seems to contain errors that […]

Project Hildegard #39(2) TEASER!

I have started revisiting my 39th chant. It’s a long one – 8:30 mins, or there abouts – so to give you an idea of what it will become (and to motivate myself to stick at it…) here’s the beginning as a taster. The rest will follow soon 🙂 o ignee spiritus – giving taste […]