"Really beautiful, but all very serious. In any case it makes me curious how an extremely experimental composition, old music, or perhaps a nice pop song by Boho Strings would sound. Everything is possible with such musicians!"Luister, 08-3-2019
Verloop van een carrièreAangezien de werken op dit album herziene versies zijn van eerder werk - waarvan sommige speciaal voor deze opname zijn aangepast - leggen ze het verloop vast van een carrière die drie decennia omvat. Nostalgia illustreert ten volle hoe de veranderingen in een muzikale loopbaan zich ontwikkelen. De meest hoorbare ontwikkeling is Henderickxs verhoogde gevoeligheid voor inspiratie uit het Oosten, die exotisme en zo nu en dan melancholie verleent aan een divers maar geruststellend herkenbaar oeuvre.
Wim Henderickx works as a composer, conductor, percussionist and professor of composition. His compositions are often inspired by other cultures. The Tantric Cycle is a seven-part composition series based on Oriental philosophy and Buddhism. Electronics are often an important feature in his oeuvre.
Wim Henderickx has been Composer-In- Residence at Muziektheater Transparant since 1996. He joined the Antwerp Symphony Orchestra as an Artist-In-Residence in 2013.
He is a professor of composition at the conservatories of Amsterdam and Antwerp and is also the main coach of the annual SoundMine composition course for young composers at Musica.
His scores are published by Norsk Musikforlag A/S in Oslo. Henderickx was awarded both nationally and internationally for his work and in 2015 he was appointed member of the Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts. He was also nominated for the ‘Composer of the Year’ prize in 2017 by the Norwegian Music Publisher’s Society.
He is currently working on an opera for Opera Ballet Vlaanderen and Muziektheater Transparant, a clarinet concerto for Annelien Van Wauwe commissioned by the BBC and Borletti- Buitoni Trust and a new major work for HERMESensemble.
Really beautiful, but all very serious. In any case it makes me curious how an extremely experimental composition, old music, or perhaps a nice pop song by Boho Strings would sound. Everything is possible with such musicians!
Accessible and colorful, also thanks to the great playing of Boho Strings.
De Standaard, 16-1-2019
Belgian composer Wim Henderickx knows how to let sound the string instruments, and the Boho Strings know how to well play his music on this overall interesting new release.